“Shio” is a challenging platformer game in which you deep and moving story by jumping from lantern to lantern. If you are big fan of Super Meat Boy, you will like Shio as well!
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Very Positive (26) - 88% of the 26 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (756) - 75% of the 756 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 5, 2017

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September 4

Shio | Update 1.2.0

Hello, I’m Devvi from the Shio’s team. The long-awaited story update is now available. The new contents are as follows.

1. We’ve changed the game process. Player will wake up at a lake house at the beginning. You can return to it by using ‘Yuki's face’ at any time.

2.A variety of collectibles have been added to the game. These items can be found through the game. They will offer you additional information about the story. Each item indicates that ‘I’ am not a man without past. ‘I’ was just so sick of it that ‘I’ forgot it.

3.We added a ‘diary’ into the game. It can be picked up at the lake house at the beginning. By checking the diary, player can see a word or two that ‘I' wrote down before. You can also check the diary for information about the collectible items and writings found in the hidden levels.

4.The collectible items you found will be displayed in the lake house.

5.Player can now take ‘Yuki's face’ at the lake house directly at the beginning.

6.The story of chapter one ‘The sun also rises’ is redesigned.

7.Some levels are improved to provide a better experience.
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July 9

Shio | Update 1.1.4

Hi everybody!

After short development process we added new feature, which is minimap. We hope this new feature will help you explore the world of Shio.

1.1.4 patchnotes:

- Minimap
In this update, we have added minimap. Players can open of the current level. Map feature will be available on both game modes, simple and difficult mode.

- UI optimization

Players can interact with world use "E" key on keyboard or "L1" button on controller.

Also, we are about to start working on "story update", thanks for you patience.

Dev team
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About This Game

“Shio” isn’t your typical platformer. Floating lanterns aren’t just decorations – their purpose is to help you explore the world of “Shio”. Jumping from lantern to lantern should be easy, no? Wrong. You’ll need to harness the best of your wits and dexterity to navigate through this world.
Who is the man under the mask? What is he doing in this world? What is he seeking? There are many questions, but only one way to find the answers. To truly understand this world, you must not simply follow the obvious path which lies before you. Try to find hidden rooms and discover this masked man’s past.



  • Original side-scrolling platform game:
    Jumping from lantern to lantern has never been more challenging. The only enemy in “Shio” is the environment, and it’s out to stop you at any cost.
  • Meaningful game environments:
    The game is divided into four chapters, each with its own mood and weather. Weather greatly affects the challenges that you will face.
  • All kinds of traps:
    You will find many various traps and obstacles along your path. The key is to learn how each one works and to be familiar with them enough to successfully explore the world.
  • Background music:
    What’s a game without music? Music is front and center in “Shio” with original music composed individually for each chapter.
  • Sad and mysterious story:
    The main engine which drives you to continue challenging yourself and overcome obstacles in the world of “Shio” is the story of the masked man. Nobody knowns exactly what happened to him and why he insists on keeping silent.



For most players, “Shio” is a fast pacing and extremely difficult platformer, but this is much more features in this game.

Work on “Shio” started when its creator , Liao Yi, was on university, in the spare time between study and homework, creator finished his “Shio’s” prototype and game was able to be showcased on 2014 IGF China (Independent Game Festival) Student Group.

On IGF China “Shio” met Coconut Island Games and its team: Deng Bu Ran (program), Ge Xuanqing (level design), Cai Baowei (level design), Li Lingyi (level design) and others. Original prototype of the game was polished into a beautiful and challenging platformer game.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel core i5 2557M
    • Graphics: GeForce GT440 or HD5570
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel core i5 3570
    • Graphics: Geforce GT 740 or HD6790
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Graphics: Intel hd 4000
    • Storage: 5 GB available space

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