“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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Mostly Positive (567 reviews) - 75% of the 567 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 5, 2017

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May 17

"Shio" | Update 1.0.5

Hey everyone! My name is Gao and I’m one of the developers of “Shio”. In the new update version 1.0.5, we fixed some bugs and some performance issues. If you have some feedback, feel free to comment below.

Update version 1.0.5 will have:

1.Fixed BUG when in walking state, charactor shows jumping animation .

2.Fixed BUG when players press left and right buttons at the same time and then release one of the buttons, character won't move.

3.Fixed BUG that time record shows unexpectedly.

4.Improved rain performance in Chapter 4.

Hope this update will improve your' experience.

Peter Ge
2017.5.18

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May 8

"Shio" | Update 1.0.3

Hey everyone! My name is Gao and I’m one of the developers of “Shio”. We received tons of feedback from you and we would like to thank you for that and for your support!
We are working overtime to polish “Shio” as much as we can. We will use small but frequent patches to add all feedback from you. In this small update we will optimize UI and fix awkward BUGs.
Update version 1.0.3 will have:
1. Added save notification;
2. Added BOSS stage notification;
3. Fixed BUG when after reaching firs checkpoint on chapter 4 and after restart, game will start from Chapter 3;
4. Fixed BUG with little kid, when players weren’t able to lose race;
5. Fixed BUG when players weren’t able to pause the game;
6. Fixed BUG on the BOSS stage, where players weren’t able to start game from saved point;
7. Fixed an issue where some Antivirus software were blocking game;
8. Fixed BUG with cracked platform, sometimes was indestructible;
9. Fixed BUG when players were stuck on moving platforms;
10. Fixed BUGs with localizations;
11. Fixed other small issues.
We receiving many suggestions about level design, we are carefully listened for those feedback. We will fix other BUGs, and at the same time we will work on more level design aspects. But it will take some time, so, please be patient.
Now I want to share with you our plans for “Shio” v1.1. This is not our last plan, because we are listen to our community and trying to adapt for it, so we are aware about what you thinking.
First of all, we are receiving a lot of feedback about game difficulty. Many players saying that the game is too hard! At the same time, we are receiving messages which telling us that difficulty is at the sweet spot. But we have to admit, that game is not that friendly for most of the players. After internal discussion, we decided to make new set of level with low difficulty, that way players can experience game more smoothly. But this will need a lot of time to make.
Second of all, we found out that on some levels are not well polished, and we were using some similar parts from other levels to increase difficulty. We decided to spend some time and work on this stages again, so that way, players will experience more new stuff.
And the last, but not least. We all watching live streamers and how they play, we figure out that on most levels, there is no way for them to stop and rest. Game always throw more challenges against players and this is a bit tiring. We will rework game pacing and level design.

Of course, beside this few changes we are working on many more level design and game adjustments. You will see them all in our 1.1 version of the game!

Peter Ge
2017.5.9

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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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