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Shardlight

by Wadjet Eye Games

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File size: 650 MB
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Game Genre:
Sci-Fi
Game Type:
Drama
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
8 Mar 2016
AGS Panel Rating:
Not rated yet
Player Rating:
Full length game
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke game You know when it fits this category ;)
Demo Unfinished games / commercial games
Training game Games made just to try out AGS
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Content advisory:
Occasional, mild
None
Mild

Public Opinion

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6 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
97%
Immersion:
93%
Puzzles & Pacing:
80%
Overall Enjoyment:
83%

About this game

The world ended on the day the bombs fell. Since then, it’s always been like this: disease, hunger, death. The ruling Aristocrats — a faceless oligarchy that controls all resources — have unchallenged authority. There’s never enough food, water, or vaccine to go around. The rich receive regular doses of vaccinations in exchange for their unconditional government support. The poor live in fear, superstition, and squalor until they die.

Amy Wellard, a young woman reluctantly working for the government to qualify for the vaccine lottery, believes there’s a cure — and she’s going to find it. Even if it costs her her life.
See the people who made this game and any other games they've worked on >>
Writing, Design, Coding
Grundislav has worked on 35 other games: (see them >>)
Backgrounds, Animation
ThreeOhFour has worked on 48 other games: (see them >>)
Character Portraits
Ilyich has worked on 7 other games: (see them >>)
Producer
Dave Gilbert has worked on 24 other games: (see them >>)

AGS Awards

Won, Best Animation 2016

Won, Best Background Art 2016

Won, Best Writing 2016

Nominated, Best Character Art 2016

Nominated, Best Demo 2016

Nominated, Best Game Created with AGS 2016

Nominated, Best Gameplay 2016

Nominated, Best Programming 2016

Nominated, Best Puzzles 2016

Nominated, Best Voice Work 2016

Nominated, Best Character 2016

Nominated, Best Music and Sound 2016

3 people commented on this game (newest first):

Mr Gilbert always creating and/or publishing mature games which I GREATLY respect and appreciate, had it not been for shardlight I'd of totally given up on this genre! Its a truly remarkable game and as all ways with wadjet eye, the writing is its secret weapon that absolutely destroys any and all competition in a genre dominated by child friendly games even though kids can't play them because they are to difficult so I don't know what's up with that but anyways... PLAY THIS GAME!!!
2017-06-20 13:26:28 by Somniosus
I absolutely loved this game, and as a longtime Wadjet Eye fan, this one goes up there with my favourites.
2016-04-08 03:13:36 by oh_hey_ray
I've liked all the Wadjet Eye games I've played very much - and I've played almost all of them - but Shardlight is the best yet. The story was very interesting with puzzles that were well-integrated into the story. Ben Chandler's art is amazing and just love how he used the green shards to unify the game world and to bring color to an otherwise brown and dusty post apocalyptic environment. The voice acting was generally good, the best being the voice actress for the main character, Amy. The only thing I would have wished for was some more emotion showed by Amy during one scene [SPOILER ALERT] when several important characters were killed.
2016-03-11 21:44:15 by AndyfromVA
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