Shuggy has just inherited a castle full of goblins, ghouls, zombies, and robots. Help him clear out over 100 rooms to make his new home liveable again!
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Very Positive (993 reviews) - 87% of the 993 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 13, 2012

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Reviews

“Bitsized Brilliance”
93% – Indie Game Magazine

“A fantastic, fun game that deserves to be a big hit”
4.5/5 – GameZebo

“If you haven't already played it, go do so right now”
8.5/10 – GameZone

“a well designed and creative platformer”
8.5/10 – NewGamerNation

“a quality game that’s seriously worth your time”
8.5/10 – Beefjack

Just Updated

The new level pack for “Adventures of Shuggy”, “Shuggy’s Teleporting Troubles” is now available on Steam. This new set of 40 single player levels provides a fresh challenge by throwing double teleporters into the mix as well as combining the teleporter with other mechanics from the main game such as level rotation, zombie Shuggy, floaty jump, rope swinging and multi-Shuggy. The level pack is included as part of the main game so it’s free for everyone who already owns it.

About This Game

Shuggy has just inherited a castle full of goblins, ghouls, zombies, and robots. Help him clear out over 100 rooms to make his new home liveable again! Every room in the castle is different, letting Shuggy fly, float, swing, spin, change size, time travel and more as he explores the Dungeon, Boiler Room, Clocktower, Gallery, and Graveyard.

Key Features

  • Co-op play - Play 36 twisted two-player levels in the offline co-op mode, with puzzles that can only be completed through cunning and teamwork.
  • Non-linear map screen - Multiple routes through the castle ensure you'll be able to find another route if you get stuck.
  • Boss encounters - Use your wit and cunning to defeat the dastardly bosses in each area of the castle.
  • Time travel - Get caught in a time loop and co-operate with your past echoes.
  • Rotation - Spin whole levels or interlocking puzzle sections to grab all the gems.
  • Seeing double - Utilize multiple Shuggys under the influence of different gravities.
  • Teleportation - Use Shuggy's teleporter to solve some tricky conundrums.
  • Tied up in knots - Grab the magic rope and swing your way to victory.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB Video RAM and at least Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX®: 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 82 MB HD space
    • Additional: Xbox 360 controller officially supported
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8, 32/64-bit
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB HD space
    • Additional: SDL_GameController devices officially supported
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB HD space
    • Additional: SDL_GameController devices officially supported
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Very Positive (993 reviews)
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Ghauldin
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Underrated platformer with interesting non-euclidean mechanics.
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nassi
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Got this in a bundle way back. Not really a bad game, but very mediocre and forgettable. Didn't feel like this was worth my time, as I wasn't having fun with it.
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VareXoS
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Product received for free
A little more than your average puzzle platformer! Personally I didn't like it very much, but it's definitely not a bad game. The music is interesting and the mechanics are refreshingly different from many other games.
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TilioT
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Had a lot of fun playing with a friend on the couch 10/10
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000abc000
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 1
This is a great game, useful to the development of intelligence, to my children to play with in the future.
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CrazyCarl92
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
I have had this on my library for a long time and finally gave it a shot for a half hour. Maybe it gets better later, but I felt like I had had enough from the first half hour and did have the desire to play any more. Obviously this is not a full review, but just meant to share an experience of someone who played the game until they no longer wanted to play it and quit playing it.

The controls felt a bit off to me, making me feel like I'd rather play Mario or some other platformer instead. Getting nearly all the crystals in a level and dying is frustrating in a bad way (as opposed to something like Bloodborne). What made me quit was a level where the character stands sideways and gravity is flipped 90 degrees, but you have to press up and down to control him rather than left and right. Usually I like flipping levels like this, but just found it disorienting.

Not a bad game, but didn't find it to be a good one, either.
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Thorguy ︻芫═───
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Quick but fun, Im sad I beat this game. Defently would try and I hope they make a sequal
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Planestranger
( 18.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Can you call a game good when upon completion of the many levels you ferociously proclaim "Yeah, beach! In you ♥♥♥♥ing face!!!" There is a little balance actually. Some levels, required to see THE END screen, are so small and simplistic it makes you re-check the game info (was it addressed to elementary school?) while others are annoyingly difficult with nothing in between. And believe me that's the worst kind of difficulty there is. You wait, wait, wait... make a jump that is not 100% precise, fall and wait for the right sequence to happen again. Annoying and boring - the perfect mix. Rarely it challenges your mind. Most of the time you know what you need to do in order to succeed but game mechanics stands in your way. Too primitive to be called puzzle and with levels so small (one screen - early 80's Donkey Kong style) and actions limited by one ability at the time game lacks drive to bring satisfying action. No storyline whatsoever (you see something - go defeat it). Few decent audio tracks that get repetitive long before you're done with the game.
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Trucker
( 18.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
This game ♥♥♥♥ed me to death
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
34 of 37 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2014
Puzzle platformer with a good amount of variety per puzzle room/level. It's an easy pick up for genre fans.

Just a nice fun game that has some nice challenges and doesn't get too frustrating either, can't not help but like it just like it's nifty mini vampire protagonist.
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35 of 41 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
Love it! very simple game with different types of levels that can pickly your brain a bit. Fair level in fustration sometimes when things don't go the way you want, which i personally love even more about it (who wants a game thats too easy and you just walkthrough). Will play again as a casual game to play from time to time again when i want to solve those little rooms again.
Would recommend it to anyone who likes a not to hard enjoable challenge.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
63.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
Aside from those minor complaints, The Adventures of Shuggy is a superb 2D platformer deserving of a much wider audience. Smudged Cat Games have created a game with heart, intelligence and a mansion-load of well-applied ideas.You'll get their money's worth and more with this game. A puzzle/platformer that's not only challenging and addicting, but also adorable, Adventures of Shuggy is a title that gamers of any age and ability are sure to enjoy.If you're a fan of games like Super Meat Boy and you're looking for some interesting twists to the platforming genre, The Adventures of Shuggy is worth checking out. Smudged Cat's first entry in the big leagues is a promising start, and has me excited for the studio's next project.A short campaign is the only downside of this otherwise amazing platformer.
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2014
Adventures of Shuggy is an indie platformer that deserves to be more widely known. It has a lot of content. At release, there were already a single-player campaign and a few dozens of co-op levels, but a free DLC was added that adds new single-player levels. All in all, there are almost 200 levels to play through (156 solo and 36 co-op).

Overall, the difficulty is well managed; some levels will prove to be challenging but none are impossible to beat. I was rarely frustrated by my failures as they were never due to a broken mechanic but rather to errors on my part. Level completion is timed, so you can compare with other players through online leaderboards. It took me about ten hours to complete the single-player levels.

As for the art, the visuals are cartoony and well-done. Cutscenes are present in the form of comic strips which complement well the game's graphics. The music is enjoyable, though it becomes repetitive by the time you've completed the game.

TL;DR: Buy this game, given the price you don't have much to lose.

If you want to read a more thorough review, check out my blog post.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
A nice teleportation 2D puzzle platformer. A fair bit of levels, with nice, but not amazing graphics style. The game respects your intelligence in later levels well enough, but it's not crazy hard at the end. The co-op being local only really detracts from it, as it's a neat little addition to the game(Although it's really short). TL;DR Pick this up for a good ~5-6 hours of fun(A must-have if it's on sale).
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2015
Adventures of Shuggy
10 / 10

A Great 2D platformer.... Really good mechanics that will work your brain.... Rotating worlds, learning to simultaneously use 4 different versions of controls for individual characters... Time shifting.... this is BRAIN TRAINING at it's best.... and all in a Mario kind of way.... Gems, Cute little sounds for everything.... and it's gets tough, really tough....

I usually like really easy 2D platformers so that my brain can take a break between difficult Adventure games or Intense Shooters.... but this Platformer is really Great even though it is eventually hard.... it provides a great variety of game mechanics that will keep you interested....

Thanks to "The Man" for gifting this to me.... "SWOOSH"
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2014
This game is very clever and fun, Sometimes you can play and really enjoy yourself. Or sometimes you get one of those tough levels where you start thinking about how you would like to murder someone.

Overall It's highly enjoyable and addictive!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 9, 2014
An awesome platformer with plenty of fun little bits and pieces to it. This game is worth a few bucks just for it's great gameplay, but overall, many people would knock this one off as too simple and not enough gameplay, which is certainly true. You can breeze through the entire thing in a few hours, so if that's something that bites at you, don't go for this game. Otherwise, Adventures of Shuggy is great fun.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2015
I'm a sucker for cute games, especially cute platformers (thanks Kirby) and this is one of the better ones I've come across. Adorable little bat...thing Shuggy inherited a mansion from his uncle, but it's all haunted and stuff. To get the place in order he has to collect gems (it is ALWAYS gems) through more than 100 puzzle rooms and beat up some equally adorable bosses along the way. It's standard fare for a puzzle platformer, but what makes Shuggy shine is the variety in the puzzles. The devs took every gimmick they could think of short of an actual portal gun and mixed them up to round out the rooms. There are rooms with low gravity, reversed gravity, rotating gravity, rooms where you can fly, clones you can switch between, time travel, a personal teleporter, and my favorite, the magic rope. The rope trails out from a box in the room and you can use it to tangle up machinery, swing around like a monkey, and other neat tricks.

In addition to the 100+ puzzles in the base game, there's also a fully separate co-op campaign and an additional level set that gives you an extra teleporter on top of the other gimmicks. All this comes in a charming package with sharp, colorful graphics and some sweet jazz accompaniment. It hooked me hard enough to finish all the levels in the base game and try my hand at the achievements, some of which are surprisingly challenging. For the money, it's well worth your time if you love adorable platformers at least half as much as I do.
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32 of 53 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 1, 2014
I got this game from a free key and am glad. I would not have been happy paying for this.
The game isn't incompetently terrible or anything, but it lacks focus and originality. The only really original thing in the game is the rope which has some pretty interesting uses, but I would have been really happy if they had built a game around that mechanic and explored it deeply.

BUT ANYWAY.

Every aspect of this game feels thrown together fairly without thinking about the other parts. There are a variety of level mechanics that are in the game, but they don't seem to tie to anything beyond what the designers wanted to make that level about. The visual design is not bad but basically is just a pasted-on theme on the same kind of levels. Level progression is weird and unclear - finishing levels unlocks other levels, but there's no real clarity on which levels will be unlocked next, nor is there a sense of progression necessarily. One level might be extremely hard, but it might unlock a very easy level. Some levels are challenging only because they are incredibly long and, since one hit kills, you have to redo the entire level when you die, which can be tedious. (there are maybe three or four levels I can think of that stand out as poorly designed this way)

The music and sound effects: again, just functional, but for some reason there is a sound when your character lands (I finally figured out what that noise was!), the gem-collecting sound is exactly the same every time, no modulation at all, and the music is mostly in tune with the game, but one particularly goofy-sounding song (the main theme in fact) just did not seem to fit at all. I would not be at all surprised if the songs were just public-domain tunes that they used because they were free. (still nothing WRONG with that, just a more effective use would be nice).

The controls are kind of floaty too. I mean, I think that's intentional because you have a cape and that's kind of floaty (also this is a mechanic later, surprise surprise) but sometimes momentum seems off, and lets not even start on the different sized characters.

One last note - if you don't do the levels in the order they want you to, you might show up in a level with a mechanic you're not yet familiar with and have to figure it out yourself. Not too bad really, but poor design nonetheless.

I mean, there's nothing that really makes this game exceptionally bad, but nothing that makes it very good either, and in fact I feel like it turns out to be less than the sum of its parts, simply because it is put together in such a way as to feel disconnected and just bland.

I don't really know why I finished all the levels. I guess getting it for free makes me feel some kind of obligation or something. Whatever. I would say that if you have to pay money for it, pass.
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