It was the end of summer, a pleasant smell floated in the air. Two girls whose name is Han Hui and He Jia met in the mountains by chance, and they had a wonderful journey which belonged to themselves.
User reviews: Very Positive (258 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 19, 2014
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"Shan Gui is a short chinese VN with nice Voice actors and a nice little story. Its about 30-45 minutes long, drawn well and has nice music."

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October 20

Steam首次打折辣~ 50% Sale and v1.18

山桂从北京时间10月21日1点起开始为期一周的打折~

There's no huge update for now, and next update announcement will be based/modified on this one.

We simply prepare for Korean localization files in this version, then we can test it in background. There's no anything else.

Next month we plan to do a new English translation, and this may be the last one, no matter you are satisfied or not, it won't be modified again. We took too much time and money on English translation, did 4 different versions for English text, it's enough for us to release some other languages. So, if you are still not satisfied with it, we are sorry for that, cause we won't have enough time or energy to deal with English text.
Though there are some problems on the English translation, we will remember this and avoid related issues in our future projects.

And, a 50% discount for Shan Gui is now available, this promotion will last for a week. Be prepared if you are interested in it.

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October 13

Shan Gui Ver 1.17

· Window title now binded to selected language, restart game to enable it. After this patch the game won't show "???" in Korean, Traditional Chinese and other non-Chinese OS.
· Ren'Py engine now updated to version 6.18.2.
· Updated fonts.
· Other minor tweaks.

· 窗口标题现已绑定至所选语言,重启游戏后生效。
· Ren'Py引擎更新至6.18.2。
· 修正了繁中字体逗号过高的问题。
· 其他小型调整。

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About This Game

It was the end of summer, a pleasant smell floated in the air. Two girls whose name is Han Hui and He Jia met in the mountains by chance, and they had a wonderful journey which belonged to themselves.

Shan Gui is simple, and flat. It tells you a story between two girls, they walk in the mountain, for whole afternoon. It’s not hard to understand, just things of our life, with some lost, some confusion. Han Hui is a common girl, and He Jia is also a girl with happiness, althrough she is not set as human. Who comes with sadness, finally get cured by a happy girl, that’s the story we want to tell you.

In the game, you may find most scenes are from Purple Mountain, Nanjing, and if you have a chance, please visit this mountain, there’s nothing fantastic, nothing mysterious here, just a quite and simple life.

When I was making the game, I tried to walk in Purple Mountain, sometimes I could feel the girls passed...

Maybe they are really living here? I believe that.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Any 64 bit processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
57 of 63 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
An illustrated short story, set in the mountains of China.
Impressive artwork, that's so good that you can't help but wonder if it's processed photographs! I think the scenes really do exist!
There are no choices, no different endings, so really this is just one to sit back, watch, listen and read the story.
There have been a number of complaints about the translation but personally I think it’s perfectly acceptable . Too much interpretation and it would lose it's Chinese flavour. Leaving the voices in Chinese is a really nice touch too.
Perhaps too gentle for some, this is delightful short story. Well worth the small amount it costs.
Posted: September 28
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
This is just like my animes! Except, it's in Chinese? Hey wait, why does everyone have Dorito™ eyes?

PROS:
Good artwork, likeable characters
Dorito™ Eyes

CONS:
Dorito™ Eyes
Why the ♥♥♥♥ is this lesbian college student hitting on a 12 year old?

http://i.imgur.com/MTecAiD.jpg
Posted: October 3
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Short but very sweet and touching story. It's a 'kinetic novel' and not a game in true meaning - there are no choises or decisions, all you need to do is click to see next picture and read next paragraph. Beautiful art and great music (check out the free OST in DLC section). It will take about an hour of your time to complete it (and another minute to watch the credits in 'Extras' menu and get 'Watch The Credits' achievement), but it will be one sweet and serene hour. Highly recommend.
Posted: October 11
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Pros: Beautiful Art
Relaxing Music
Cute girl characters
Story is nice

Cons: Voice acting is terrible, sounds like they was recording on old laptop on toilet
Really this was not recorded in studio, its horrible, sometimes it sounds like some strange sounds...
Posted: September 27
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Native speaker proofreading help is needed much more visual style. Game is standard visual novels plays nothing new.


(or: It has a very pretty visual style but the text should really have been proofread by a native speaker. The gameplay is your standard visual novel fair, nothing new.)

Translation issues aside, this is a visual novel without branching path or choices: it is essentially a short story. The story comes through even in the clunky Engrish and is well worth your time. Everything fits together nicely, from the voiced (Chinese) dialog to the soundtrack, to the very beautiful backgrounds.
Posted: October 21
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Fantastic artwork and music along with an extremely touching storyline.It's a very short game (~40-45mins),but it is one worth buying for sure.I just hope ther'll be a sequel which will be even better and longer than this one.
Posted: October 23
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
steam cards + achievements + on sale = instant buy for me. Then I started clicking through and I was like "Oh my gosh this is literally just a visual novel why do I buy stuff without researching first" and then it was over.

I recommend ONLY if you want steam cards and an easy perfect game. Otherwise... maybe not.

I'm probably going to keep impulse buying little cheap games anyway. :(
Posted: October 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
While the voice-acting and music is terrible if you ask me, there's Yuri in it, so I love it. Recommended.

Score: 8 - Much Recommend. Such Good.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
I admit, I kind of have a thing for visual novel games, and when this ended up in my backlog, I decided that I was going to just take a bit of time and a snack, and just experience it for my own.

It took an hour, and the snack went untouched.

This has got to be one of the best visual novels I've ever seen, to tell you the truth. It's not one you just sit down and keep tapping the button to get through; if you do that, you're missing out on a really amazing story of a college student trying to recapture some memories of her past, while meeting a strange young girl that seems to know exactly where she's going...

I won't go any further into the story, because I refuse to spoil it for anyone else. It's been on sale all this week (10/24/14), and if half-off the price isn't enough to get you to try this thing out, well...

I've only run into two problems with this visual novel. The first is that it's over too blasted fast- you'll find yourself hating the fact that the story will be over that quickly. There's maybe an hour to seventy-five minutes worth of playtime in it, but it's still worth it. The other problem is that the english translation can be a bit rough in places, but it's not really that big of a deal. You can still understand wgat the characters are trying to say very easily, and to be quite honest, these are both very minor nitpicks that you can ignore quite easily. There's no serious bugs, no crashes, and nothing really to worry about.

To be quite honest, if you enjoy visual novels- blazes, if you just enjoy good stories, period- you're going to play through this and love every second of it.
Posted: October 23
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Beautiful, gorgeous and with some touches of melancholy and sadness. It's a shame Shan Gui is so ridiculously short but, hey, if you are as busy and work-overwhelmed as I am, that's actually a good thing! Easiest 100% in ages and, of course, it sports a fantastic OST so well worth getting it just for that.

A short but sweet journey worth supporting even though the english translation may be rough around the edges.
Posted: October 20
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
To be honest, in the strict sense, this VN isn't much of a "game" so to speak as there is limited interaction between the player and the game. However, this is a great little story to just sit back and watch. The artwork and music are amazing. Beautiful backgrounds, vibrant colours, and soothing music. In addition, the story is charming and very nice to see the interactions between the MC and the mysterious young girl she meets. I'd wish it was a bit longer and that perhaps I'd have a few choices to make, to make it a bit more interactive. Nevertheless, it's a great little gem to sit back and relax and to enjoy a good story.
Posted: October 18
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Short but sweet, cheered me right up ^^
Posted: October 21
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
This short story falls mostly into the Chinese fantastic genre but it's quite touching on a deeply human level and that's something you don't see very often.
The author managed to say so many things and convey so many feelings with so few words, it left a deep impression...well except the ending which was childish, maybe the author is very young or maybe tried to make the story more understandable/appealing to a western audience.
Not counting the last scene, i found the story surprisingly deep and touching.
Never tried a visual novel before but I'm glad i picked this one as my first attempt, i somehow doubt this kind of depth is standard in a genre that seems to center mostly on anime.
A pleasant surprise, xie xie to the authors.
Posted: October 23
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Card is more expensive that this when discount

Worth to buy 10/10
Posted: October 21
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Visually and musically stunning, with a nice story. Kids seemed to like it
Posted: October 13
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
It was a beautiful story, great artwork, and lovely music. Definitely worth the $5.
Posted: October 20
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Shan Gui is a shortish visual novel, and is a great addition to the Steam Visual Novel library. The art is drawn well, the characters are bright and unique, the music is beautiful and calming and is a overall, unique and soothing experience. The visual novel lasts about 30 minutes - 1 hour, depending on how much of a fast reader you are. Overall, I reccommend this visual novel for a one-off one of a kind experience. Its pros make up for its short length, and I suggest you buy it in a sale. This was well worth the £1.99.
Posted: October 21
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
This game gives me a warm feeling inside, it very short, but enjoyable like summer breeze. Good way to spend 30 or 40 minutes :3
Posted: October 21
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Can't... stop....
Posted: October 21
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11 of 35 people (31%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
A short visual novel with hints of yuri and vocalized in Cantonese. Forgettable story focusing on vignettes in one area, plenty of dialogue, zero choices or paths, lots of beautiful scenery and cute character designs along with complimenting musical track.

Feels incomplete with no resolutions or a satisfactory outcome. Worth playing just for for the achievements. 1/5
Posted: October 13
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