So if you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you probably know already that we’re working on the fifth (and last) game in the Blackwell series. We have avoided making any kind of official announcement. Until now, that is!
A dead man’s soul cries out against the force of a ferocious blizzard. He cries for help. He cries for answers. Then he screams as he is torn apart like damp tissue paper.
This wasn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last.
The police are powerless to stop it, so the duty falls to the only ones who can. What force could be so powerful – and so malevolent – that it would destroy the very core of a life in order to get what it wants? Rosa Blackwell and Joey Mallone mean to find out, even if it means risking themselves in the process.
For more details – such as screenshots, trailers, and more – check out the Blackwell Epiphany page.
As the subject heading says, “Shivah: Kosher Edition” is now available to buy and play! If you pre-ordered the game, you should have already received your download link. If not, please contact us.
If you purchased the game on the App Store, please leave a review! The key to any iOS game is its visibility, and higher ratings go a long way in achieving that. So if you enjoyed the game, please let the world know!
Gratuitous press quotes!
On the fence about buying it? Here is what some folks have to say:
“Gives you a lot to think about.” – 9/10
-Rock Paper Shotgun
“The Shivah hits the nail on the head.”
-Pixels or Death
“The Shivah: Kosher Edition stands tall against its higher-priced competitors.” 4.5/5
Pre-order it now and get 20% off!
So earlier this year we ported Gemini Rue to iOS, and it was reasonably successful. It was, however, a collosal undertaking. Eight months of fulltime work for Janet (who actually went to school for programming and is much smarter than I am). Since we just had a baby, we decided our next port would be The Shivah – the very first game we ever made. It’s short, and reasonably straightforward. So we figured it would be a quick and easy port.
Sadly – NO! The Shivah was made seven years ago. This was before games on iOS phones was a thing. Before even iOS phones! The game was made with very tiny sprites – sprites that were impossible to see on a phone.
So what to do?
WE REMAKE THE WHOLE DARN THING.
The Shivah: Kosher Edition will be available for Windows, Steam and iOS on November 21st. And until than, you can pre-order the PC version for 20% off! Steam keys, as usual, are included.
So you’ve might have noticed a lot of changes around here. This entire website has gotten a facelift! Aside from the obvious aesthetic changes, we have several new features. Including:
- Integration with social media. See those “follow” and “like” icons up there? Feel free to click them.
- We’ve partnered with the Humble Store! It’s now easier than ever to buy our games, and all your purchases are archived on the Humble Store. Never lose a download link!
- Updated fanart page! If you have a piece of artwork that you’d like for us to feature on this site, you can send it directly to us with a click of a button.
- We have a FAQ! It only took us seven years.
- You can now comment on these front page posts! So go ahead and click the “comment” button.
- Some new features planned are including bundles of all our games, and integrating ALL our customers past purchases into the new store database.
There’s more, so take a look around. We’re still in the early stages so I’m sure there are some bugs here and there. We are gearing up for a big announcement tomorrow, so stay tuned.