Shiny the Firefly is a challenging platform adventure game. Journey through a mysterious garden as Shiny, a brave firefly on a quest to find his children, lost in a terrible accident. Master trials,solve puzzles and use your stealth to guide your children to safety.
User reviews: Mixed (31 reviews)
Release Date: May 16, 2014
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May 27

New Update Available!

Released patch v1.1:

Dear players, today we launch the first patch of Shiny.

- Improved gamepad control. Players can now land when speeding up and better accuracy.
- Fix: "Super Shiny" achievement can't be unlocked (thanks to nekojita and ChBlack for reporting this)
- Fix: The game can't be played with mouse when a game controller is plugged (thanks to Louna and rhywun for reporting this)
- Fix: Minor fixes in english language.

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Reviews

“Shiny The Firefly is a diamond, a small collector's piece”
9.5/10 – iOS Gamers Zone

“The game is excellent, well-thought and with an addictive gameplay. [...] One of the best games we've tried out recently.”
5/5 – Apps Zoom

“This game is excellent.”
4.5/5 – Apps Looking

About This Game

Shiny the Firefly is a challenging platformer, set in an atmospheric , delightful environment . Control Shiny, a brave firefly, on a quest to find his children who have been scattered all over the mysterious garden, following a terrible accident. Master tricky trials and solve demanding puzzles on this odyssey. You’ll need stealth to protect your children from deadly dangers and to fend off nasty enemies. As well as big boss fights, you’ll encounter many dangerous garden dwellers, such as the stubborn mosquitoes, hungry toads, mischievous plants, sneaky wasps and endlessly long centipedes.
This colourful, gorgeous world is a feast for the eye. Thanks to the great animation you’ll know how Shiny’s feeling at every twist and turn- if he is happy, frightened, tired or angry. This will help you to solve even the toughest of challenges. Remember to use Shiny's glow skilfully; only when he is lit up can his children will follow him, but beware, for this makes him easier prey for his enemies…
Direct gamepad controls, Steam Achievements and Trading Cards top off the whole thing - resulting in a great overall package. Can you reunite Shiny with his family?

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard (Mac OSX 10.6) or later
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Nice,funny, adventure game!

Bring your babies back to nest really easy to play and funny!
Posted: October 19
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0.2 hrs on record
- looks like a nice "platformer"
- needs a touchscreen to have fun with it
- played only with mouseclicks
- mobile-port without real pc controls
Posted: September 23
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1.0 hrs on record
I suspect a few people, by now, have wondered why such a self-professed "horror nut" as myself has a few games in his Steam library with names like, well, "Shiny The Firefly", to name but one example. The slightly embarrassing answer - though only VERY slightly, I gotta say (I'm pretty shameless) - is that I also have something of a penchant for "cute" and "child-like" things (hence why Among The Sleep is one of my favourite games of recent years...its cute and not-so-cuddly, all in one). Now USUALLY these "child-like" things will also be a tad on the spooky and/or violent side of things - Limbo and Little Inferno spring to mind as other personal faves - and therefore have a kind of cross-over, however tenuous, with my more usual tastes. And extremist though I may be, I think I may have actually crossed a bit of a personal line with the game I'm currently reviewing...which is to say...I think that Shiny The Firefly may be just a tad TOO light-hearted and child-like for Yours Truly to handle, even on the most whimsical of days. You want "cute"? This game has it in spades. Chuck a "sickeningly" in front of that word, and we're getting even closer to the truth. In fact, I'm starting to harbour the vaguest of suspicions that Shiny The Firefly may NOT actually be aimed at 40 year-old man-children such as myself, but rather...inconceivable as this may sound...may even be squarely and solely aimed at KIDS...and I don't even mean "big kids" like myself. I mean, y'know..."kid" kids. Ones under ten years of age, let's say.

All of which might be well and good if I actually HAD any kids of my own, or even nieces or nephews or something, but considering I have none of the above I possibly have no excuse to have ever bought this game, much less to be playing it ALL BY MYSELF. Don't get me wrong...this game is actually pretty good. A tad too pedantic at times where the controls are concerned - it's perhaps more suited to a tablet and a touch-screen interface than it is to PC and mouse - but certainly by-and-largely "competent". Nothing much wrong with it, basically. Except that IT'S ABOUT A MALE FIREFLY WHO HAS TO GO AROUND "COLLECTING" HIS BABIES. Is the Universe trying to send me a message here? Have I somehow failed in my God-given task of reproducing my worthless self, and now I have to be digitally derided for my sins?! How did I even end up with a game called Shiny The Freaking Firefly in my Steam library?!? Oh, waitaminute...that's right...I probably bought it real cheap in a sale, just out of curiosity, and to further my admittedly paltry ambition of edumacating myself in as wide a variety of gaming styles as possible. Well, let's consider it a success then...I have now, officially, played a game just a tad too painfully "cute" for my stomach to bear. Damn you, Shiny, you loveable rascal, you!

Verdict: 6/10 (if you're over 30) or 8/10 (if you're under 10).
Posted: October 13
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
This is a fun and addictive little platformer. The graphics are charming and cute, although I wouldn't say it's as good as Pixar (don't know what crack pipe that guy was smoking who said that.)

You play as a firefly (duh) who flys around collecting his babies throughout the level and the objective is to get them to the ending unharmed. In order to complete each stage you don't have to save them all, just as many as each stage says you have to, but if you want to earn a medal then you have to save them all (earning medals unlocks achievements.)

There are three medals in each stage. Earn one for collecting all the coins in each stage, another for saving all the firefly babies and another for completing each stage in a set amount of time. If you want this game to be challenging then you're going to want to collect the medals. Otherwise you'll breeze through this game (maybe not if you're a young kid or you just really suck at these type of games.) It's pretty short with only three worlds with 10 levels and a boss battle in each. I'm already at world 2-4 and that's with going back to collect all the medals. If I didn't care about that I'd probably already be near the end.

But I like I said: Fun. Addictive. Cute.

And it's for all ages!
Posted: May 16
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Shiny the Firefly
Rating: 6/10

Mobile originated game where you have to rescue your fireflybaby's while navigating through a maze. Moderate graphics in a colourful world with decent music. Nothing special. Casual as hell but can be fun if you are in the mood. Not bad, not good.
Posted: August 17
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
This game has been designed for tablets and no for computers. The gameplay isn't great when you have to play with a keyboard and a mouse or even with a pad.
Posted: August 25
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29 of 48 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Shiny the Firefly is not a bad game, but its really really hard for me to recommend PC ports of mobile games unless they are properly optimized, and this is not one of those games.
Posted: June 27
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
This game is quite addictive: simple, goodlooking, nice gameplay, sound & music.
Works good on Linux.
Posted: July 24
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
This looks like a mobile game that was "ported" (really, just released) to desktop platforms. It's a simple sidescroller that looks like it would be good especially for young children. Personally it isn't doing much for me, but if you have young children and want a simple high-quality game for them this one looks like a good choice. More hardcore gaming types aren't likely to find it that entertaining though.
Posted: July 13
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Nice graphics but, very simple game. For quiet childs.
Posted: August 2
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Silly game with inconvenient control.
Posted: July 22
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Terribly buggy, especially when using a controller. It's very nearly unplayable.
Posted: July 22
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4.3 hrs on record
I can't recommend this game for $10, the puzzles are simple, but fun. Ultimately, its controls are made for touch and swipe, it may be a good app, but it feels out of place on a computer without them.
Posted: September 22
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