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 (78 reviews) - 53% of the 78 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 16, 2014

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“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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Snow Leopard (Mac OSX 10.6) or later
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Good and interesting game, but only for smartphones and tablets, definitely not for PC. To control you need only mouse, but must click every time where I need to go, not just one click and follow. Tables at the beginning tell "Touch screen to move" - seriously, developers just couldn`t remove phrases like this one. So developers were too lazy to make normal port. Gameplay: find other fireflies and escort them to safety. Beautiful graphics (for tablet).
As for smartphone or tablet game - 8/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
The game is probably one of the best tablet-to-steam ports I've played thus far (admittedly every other one I've ever played has been infuriatingly bad and/or broken, so the bar is incredibly low)
And no it's not a clean port - most of the hints are for a touch screen device and have not been edited out.
With a keyboard i was flying blind, but fortunately I had my trusty 360 controller plugged in and i was able to (hit everything until something worked) figure out the controls and I was seemingly able to perform every task necessary to completing levels.

At first I was really pleased. It started off very simple, and which made me think, "wow, this would be a great game to keep kids busy on a low spec laptop or something."

It was cute, simple, and a decent way to waste time. Went to prepare a review for my YouTube channel to recommend this as a free to play game for folks with kids. That's when reality hit.

This wasn't a free game. THIS GAME IS 10 ♥♥♥♥ING DOLLARS. 10 ♥♥♥♥ING DOLLARS. one more time in case you missed something. This game cost 10 ♥♥♥♥ING DOLLARS. Are you serious?

I thought god this can't be right. There's no way it cost that much on ios. $1.99 ios.......really.....♥♥♥♥ing really? So no. no. Not for $9.99. never ever ever for that price. and honestly, not even for $1.99. I'm not interested and could not ever recommend this game to anyone.

TL;DR For more than one american dollar, this game is over priced (in my personal opinion). Apparently, i received this game in a hot random key bundle some time back for pocket change, downloaded it for a rainy day, forgot about it until recently, and didn't realize the full retail price was as absurd as it was.

If this were free. Thumbs up. At current retail price. nah.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
just no....shity mobile game port
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41 of 47 people (87%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
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.
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35 of 41 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 16, 2014
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!
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