The world ended on the day the bombs fell. Since then, it's always been like this: disease, hunger, death.
What's left of the people scavenge for existence under the unfeeling gaze of the elegant, masked Aristocracy. Green Lung scourges the population, only briefly held at bay by the precious vaccine - and there's never enough to go around.
Amy Wellard is a young mechanic drawn into the covert war between the forces of the Aristocracy and the mysterious, brutal rebel Danton. Can she play both sides - or will she be forced to choose? Is Danton right that the Aristocracy are hiding something important - and if so, what?
-- Reviews --
Rock, Paper, Shotgun: "Grown up, well written, carefully paced, and genuinely interesting to explore."
RPGFan: "Shardlight is crafted beautifully with pixel art reminiscent of the point-and-clicks of yesteryear" 82%
Adventure Gamers: "A dystopia with style." 4/5
Just Aventure - "If you're looking for a classic point-and-click adventure, then you’ll love Shardlight. The story, characters, voice acting, and music are a treat."
Fixed bug where game could not be completed if you picked up the paper twice in the first area.
Fixed bug where game could crash on attempting to remove a dynamic sprite.
Fixed bug where game could crash with more than 50 saved games.
Fixed bug where scroll arrows can disappear from load game screen.
Ratings and Reviews
Post Apocalyptic Adventure
Definitely one of the darker games I’ve played recently. Technobabylon is still my favorite (along with Whispers of a Machine), but I enjoyed it. As one reviewer pointed out, it definitely reminds you of the current COVID-19 situation, but also very much different. I enjoyed Amy Wellard’s story and the environment in which she is placed in. One of my complaints, although I won’t take a star off, is that sometimes it felt like the Examine vs Touch an object was too similar or lazy writing. Sometimes they’re both the same. This is the first point and click I’ve felt this way with. Puzzles are easy (there’s a somewhat difficult one near the beginning) and story is easy to understand. The voice acting is superb. Overall, an enjoyable game, but there isn’t any special features besides point and click; you’d know what I’m talking about if you’ve played the above mentioned games.
Nostalgic of King’s Quest
I used to play Sierra games’ King’s Quest as a kid/teen and the game play and look of Shardlight is very similar - brought back fun memories! Though it wasn’t as difficult (and sometimes frustrating), involved, or world building as the old KQ games, it was still an addicting RPG and fun/dark story. No unicorns or annoying talking owls in this one 😉 Well worth the money!
Another amazing story from Wadjet Eye Games
Techno Babylon is my favorite of their games, but this was a very close 2nd. Outstanding story line and character development. So much so I feel like this could have been a movie or tv series. I love point and click puzzle games, so if you do too, this is a must play.
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- WADJET EYE GAMES, LLC
- 1.1 GB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © 2016 Wadjet Eye Games LLC
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