Syd the Shiba Inu quits her job in Canine-da, and goes to fight other dogs on an Island. What could go wrong? Your choices matter - there are multiple drastic ways to change the fate of Shiba Island, with 10+ variants depending on how you treat the dogs you meet along the way.
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“If I had to compare it to any other VN, I would have to say that it’s much more similar to Hatoful Boyfriend than anything else—not only for its sweet, animal-focused exterior, but also for the darker and more disturbing parts of the story hiding underneath. I’m impressed that such a small studio could produce a highly polished and unique game like this on their first effort, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what they do next.”
Part-Time Storier

“Overall, A Summer with the Shiba Inu has a good lengthy story with twists and plots, the altering of reality, and modern themes related to advanced technology and one of the best visual novels I have played.”
ZombieChimp

“The menus have random facts about dogs, there's a "dog bark button" in the options menu, and I don't really know what else you need to know about this.”
PC Gamer

About This Game



A Summer with the Shiba Inu is a visual novel with interactive, meaningful choices.

When Syd the Shiba Inu returns to Shiba Island after a ten year absence, she sets off a chain of events that overturns the lives of all the dogs she had left behind. She gets back in touch with her old friend, Max, and along the way meets a mysterious Labrador retriever named Quei-Li. (What’s a Lab doing on the Island, anyway?) They are her only remaining allies as she tries to survive the past that made her leave the Island in the first place.





  • 3 main endings for Syd, with 10+ endings for other dogs depending on your actions!
  • Visual novel with story wordcount of ~70,000
  • Random facts about dogs in menus
  • 30 Steam achievements
  • Dog bark button in preference menu

Demo available - please see our website.



An emulated instance made so that Reality can be reallocated amongst the dogs of the Island.
This allocation is based on ranking, and therefore how good a dog is.
It could be said that the ranking based on these ARInas maintains the social order.
And it is in my best interests to ensure that I have the highest ranking possible. I will fight tooth and claw for it, because only then can I gain freedom...

Streaming / Recording


Streaming and recording the game is permitted.
  • In order to record or stream, you must link to this Steam store page in the description.
  • We'd love to see the content you recorded: Tweet us @quill_studios!

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 GHz Intel or AMD Processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL or DirectX Compatible Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista or above
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1920 x 1080 display
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or newer
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any OpenGL graphics card capable of running Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or later
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any distribution built for x86 or x64 processors
    • Processor: 1 GHz Intel or AMD Processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible graphics card
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit processor
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1920 x 1080 display
    • Storage: 900 MB available space

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