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!
User reviews: Very Positive (873 reviews)
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

    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
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Shuggy is a 2d Platform Puzzle co-op game.

This is a really fun game to play alone or local co-op with your buddy.
Game plays very well and haves a lot of great challenges.
Amazing puzzle game for all ages.

I prefure to you a joypad controller with this games.
Keyboard is possible I find it horrible to play this game with a keyboard.

It's basic, Fun and haves co-op...
I give it a 7 / 10.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
I hate mosquitoes
Good puzzle platformer game. Adventures of Shuggy has a lot of levels with different mechanics to use. Depends of level you can rotate it, use rope for opening doors, use teleportation, use time travel, use potions to increase/decrease size of Shuggy and other. To complete level you need to collect all gems. This game has boss encounters.
But the most challenging thing in game for me was completing co-op levels solo. Since there is only local co-op you need a friend to do it on the same computer. I've decided to beat it by myself and complete it.
Also if you like challenges you can try to perform speedruns, each room has leaderboards, maybe you'll get on top of it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I really like this puzzle platformer, challenging and fun!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
337.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Highly recommended. Light and fun, easy to learn, easy to speedrun. Actually very fun to speedrun, though some of the mechanics don't lend themselves to it very well.

Something I am glad I put the time into.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Suprisingly fun game.
I went in with pretty low expectations and came out actually enjoying the game.
A really interesting platformer game despite what it may look like at first glance. Each level has an interesting mechanic, be it rotating the world to get to the next platform or to make a gem fall to you, avoiding obstacles.
Not as easy as you may think.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Great game! Not too long and not too hard.
You can beat the CO-OP levels by yourself with a little time. (Thats what i did)
Granted i used Auto hotkey ONCE to help but yeah still. there were only 2 levels i had a really hard time on.
i THINK i saw an ad when i was exiting the game at one point.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
It's a great 2D Platformer. With different levels and different mechanics almost every level.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Adventures of Shuggy is a 2D rotating world platformer with good puzzles, nice graphics and good controls. 8/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Cool and unique puzzle-platformer game, but any possibilities of trading cards ?
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Nice game , I can play it over and over again ! lol !
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
It's actually an enjoyable game, which requires a bit of thinking on some levels.
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35 of 40 people (88%) found this review helpful
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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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
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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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
12.8 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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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
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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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
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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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed this game and would recommend it to anyone that loves a good puzzle-platformer.

The level design is outstanding, I loved the variety of levels and how every level had entirely different mechanics and tasks to complete. (Low gravity, time manipulation, giant characters, micro characters, coop levels, teleporters and so on.) The entire section of local coop levels is a nice addition too.

Some of the other reviews talk of lousy keyboard controls, I cannot vouch one way or another because I used a USB Xbox 360 controller and it felt well suited. After plugging in my controller all of the buttons shown reflected the corresponding controller key.

I liked the game enough to get 100% of the Steam achievements as well. I didn't find getting the achievements to be tedious or ridiculous like in some games.

The sounds and visuals in this game are fine. The music could definitely be more varied though. By the time I completed the game I had turned off the music and was using my own soundtrack.

Play through in 1 hour blocks and you won't feel like this game is too repetitive. I usually have one major game and two or three smaller games I am working on, I used this as one of my smaller games.
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27 of 45 people (60%) found this review helpful
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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