Master the elements. Explore mystical worlds. Harness ancient powers. Joon Shining is an enchanted golf-like platformer with a fantasy twist. Use magic to bend physics, influence the environment, and make impossible shots, as you puzzle your way through a strange & mythic multiverse
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Joon Shining is full of magic and creativity, but also simple in its design and execution. This means it's the ideal game to allow us to respond quickly and creatively to community feedback, and to flow with your suggestions and insights so we can deliver the best game experience possible!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate releasing early 2023”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Music and story are the key aspects that will be much further developed in the full version. The current music in the game is only placeholder. Our composer Angus Barnacle is almost finished creating a beautiful and cohesive music and sound world.
We have also created a story we'll implement soon, about what the "mage drops" actually are within the fiction of the game, a hero's journey that leads you across the game's multiverse!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“This Early Access version includes:
• full-featured golf/platforming/magic gameplay, as described in the "About This Game" section below
• all 8 worlds, fully playable. This totals around 20hrs of core gameplay
• additional replayability where you can go back and discover 100 collectible drops, and try for a gold rank in each course”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to have a small price increase when we leave Early Access”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We look forward to sharing in the insights and play experiences of the community! We'll be accessible via our Steam discussion board, social media channels and Discord. We encourage you to talk to us directly and will be actively listening to your feedback and ideas about what will make this game the best experience possible for you!
We'd love to hear specifics too: what kind of level designs and game mechanics do you love or not love, are you looking for extra gameplay experiences beyond the main quest, and so on. Every individual's feedback can genuinely help to shape this game

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About This Game


Joon Shining is a golf-like platformer with a fantasy twist. Combining traditional golf & mini-golf with elements of puzzle platforming, it evolves the hit-and-wait formula of golf by adding *magic*!
You play as Joon - a young wizard travelling across the multiverse. As you advance through 8 unique worlds, learn to master your arcane powers to solve weird & mind-bending challenges.
Harness your abilities to manipulate physics. Solve puzzles. Discover collectibles. And learn the secret of the Mage Drops…


Joon Shining is a challenging physics-based platformer, with a myriad of magical mechanics! Gameplay requires carefully honed skills and picking the right arcane approach is key.
Influence shots mid-flight with magical abilities:
🔥 Burn away obstacles with fire
✨ Use magic rings to gain the power of flight
🔮 Enchant airstreams and detonate ancient explosives to propel you across the level
& More!

Enchant environments to your advantage:
🌲 Grow plants into new platforms
🗻 Lure dangerous creatures away to clear a path forward


Discover 8 unique worlds, including: a forest, an underwater oasis, machine world, a procedurally generated trickster world, and a mysterious cosmic void!
Each environment has its own magical possibilities, secrets, and traps. Some can be used to your advantage, and some provide tricky hazards.


Shots can cling to jelly walls, bounce off bubbles, be propelled by explosions, and float on clouds. Giant flowers can suck shots in and spit them out. Living bushes can block the shots. Some puzzles even hide secret collectibles & lore tied to the game’s true ending.
Explore and experiment to uncover the unique possibilities of each biome!


Starry skies. Bright beautiful worlds. Lush forests. Underwater lagoons. Floating clouds. And relaxing music.
Perfect for when you need a cosy chill-out game, with hidden depths and challenge.



REVIEWS
"A stunning looking platformer that puts a twist on the golf genre"
–As We Play

"A glorious entry into the puzzle and golfing genre"
–Beta Tested Game Reviewed

“If you like puzzle games and golf I highly recommend wishlisting Joon Shining”
–Ready Set Indie Games

“If you're up for a challenging new spin on a classic game, Joon Shining is the physics-based 2D-platforming golf-like game for you!”
–NerdLovesGeek

“It really shines through, the idea of taking a very simple mechanic and getting as much fun out of that mechanic as possible…It’s essentially like a golf game…then they add to that brilliant effects and magic…it’s easy to play difficult to master”
–Raccoon Media Cafe

“You’re no longer just trying to make your ball land in the right spot to make your next shot easier, you’re now trying to navigate a weird magical obstacle course. Even the way you control the ball is different…because you’re a mage, you can stop or accelerate your ball mid-air, and you can magically control some of the obstacles, making the environment interactive. Joon Shining feels like a golf game, just not like any other golf game I’ve ever played.”
–CSHPicone, Steam Curator



Joon Shining is being created by the Aussie/London indie studio, Orchid of Redemption. The team is dedicated to developing carefully-crafted minimalist games that create an atmosphere of peacefulness, magic, and mystery.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher (64-bit)
    • Processor: 2 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB (DX 11 recommended)
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OSX 10.11+
    • Processor: 2.2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 compatible, 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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