Shrug Island is a hand-drawn musical adventure game about hope in the mysterious shape-shifting world of the Shrugs. Explore with them as their changing Island reawakens from a powerful seasonal dream.
The game will be released in May 2018 on STeam and itch.io.
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Everything is alive, but how do you talk to it? Shrug Island is a hand-drawn musical adventure game set in the inviting world of shapeshifting beings called the Shrugs. An episodic story of a group of friends seeking to find their places in an unpredictable family, and the seasonal reawakening of a powerful dream. A puzzling exploration inspired by nordic landscapes and folk patterns across the world, an artful experience between Flower, Machinarium, and Miyazaki films, Shrug Island is a personal fusion of genres crafted by a small team of music and nature lovers.
Play as two separated friends, Li and Shri, as they reconnect with the living home they've been away from for a season. Switch between them, discovering their abilities to explore and change the Island. Shri transforms and moves his surroundings by playing music. Li reveals a hidden layer of the world where forgotten things lie broken, and puts them back together. As a strange call resonates throughout the land, you use their different skills to awaken the Island and its people on their path towards each other.
Mysterious shape and music puzzles
Organic soundscapes and dynamic voices
Magical character animations in a handdrawn style
Dreamy exploration of a responsive storyworld