Shrug Island is a warmly wistful adventure, an open door into a playful celebration of music, mystery and nature’s dances.
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May 9, 2018

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June 1

Update 1

We've just uploaded an update to Shrug Island - The Meeting. It has the following additions and improvements:

PauseGame/Quit/GotoMenu is now accessible everywhere
Press escape button on your keyboard. This option to was previously accessible only via the map (itself available from the fourth level of the game and onwards).

Dialogue GUI/triangle icon now has states
These visualize if the player has or hasn’t accessed all hints at a given moment. Note: More, greyer lines of unread text may still be hidden behind an empty dialogue icon; these are random non-puzzle related story rhymes, and are not counted by the interface.

Frame rate fix
It is now locked at 60 fps.

Visual polishing and audio balancing.

We hope you enjoy it.
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April 26

Introducing Li

Li is inquisitive , thorough and perceptive. She takes as long as it takes to get where she´s going, and where others have forgotten things, she remembers them. Literally.

Li's personal skill called vision mode, is therefore a long and powerful process. In gameplay it goes like this: transform and seek, find and assemble, return object to its holder.

It's her body's ability to shift inwards, reflecting the surrounding world in meta-time, subconscious state, or something else entirely.

Where Shri channels shapes of change, Li embodies fluidity in permanence.
Li and Shri are two sides of a pattern whose contrasts align to return life to a slumbering world...
One day, this will make for an interesting dance.

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“Shrug Island - The Meeting draws the player into its colorful world, then sets them free to see what music can do in this enchanted place. While it can be finished quickly, it's well worth your while to lose yourself in the sounds and sights of this place.”

“Shrug Island is a relaxing spiritual experience transmitting positive feelings: beauty, love, friendship, empathy, harmony with nature, childhood nostalgia.”
Video Games Art

“The lovely interplay between island, music, and the two playable shrugs was a ray of sunlight that I quite enjoyed basking in while it lasted.”
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About This Game

Shrug Island - The Meeting is a warmly wistful short adventure, an open door into a playful celebration of music, mystery and nature’s dances.

In a personal fusion of genres, crafted by a small team of music and nature lovers. and featuring beautiful hand-drawn art and soundscapes, it is a game about hope, reconnecting friendship, and hidden pasts.

The Watcher, keeper of the Island’s balance, is losing his powers and calls for help. You are invited on an adventure with two separated Shrug friends, Li and Shri, as they heed his call while exploring the shape-shifting musical landscape they've been away from for a season. Using their power to transform the land by playing music or revealing a hidden layer of the world where forgotten things lie, they need your help on their journey towards each other.

Come away and spend an hour or two with the Shrugs on their lively island home. Unravel riddles of groaning cliffs and puzzles of the past, where crispy crabs, sweeps of seaweed, flights of fish and more mysteries of Shrug time await your voice to speak.

Shrug Island - The Meeting can be played by a goal oriented adventure gamer in around an hour. Wanderers can take a more leisurely path and explore the changing seasons around the Island.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 2.3 Ghz Dual Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 mb video memory,
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse recommended
    • OS: 10.7 or higher
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 mb video memory, OpenGL 2
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse recommended

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