Where Shadows Slumber is a mobile adventure puzzle game that takes place in a world that has been plunged into darkness. You will guide Obe, an old man who discovers a mysterious lantern in the forest, on one last journey.
The only tools at your disposal are your wits and the chaotic nature of the universe. Anything that is not touched by light has the freedom to change. This governing principle will be your guide in the darkness, but also your undoing. After all, if you are not touched by the light, you have the freedom to change as well.
What will you become?
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• Easy to learn touch controls let you explore a mystical world from the moment you start playing.
• Deep, mind bending puzzles using an innovative mechanic never seen before.
• Eight different worlds, each with their own personality and secrets.
• A riveting story unfolds as you play, taking you on a journey at the end of Obe's life.
• Designed for both phones and tablets, the game can be played in portrait mode on any mobile device.
• We recommend using headphones to get the full audio experience.
• This is a premium game with no ads or in-app purchases. Pay once and get the full game!
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Ratings and Reviews
As a 14 year old boy, when I met the developers of his game, I was amazed with what I might be able to do with my interests. It brings me hope that, although it might take some time, anyone can do anything from the ground up if they try, and Where Shadows Slumber is a perfect example.
I finished the game today between periods in school just so I could confidently say how wonderful it is. When I played he introduction at the SxSW gaming convention, I was confused, and wanted a text tutorial that would show me how to play the game, or dialogue to explain why *SPOILER* he was mugged in a forest by a lion, wolf, and leopard. *END OF SPOILER* I quickly realized how much it adds to the game by having no idea what is going on, or what is good, and what is bad, or right from wrong. It brought out the hard work in the game, and shows the humility of the devs in not trying to shove lore and backstory down your throat, but rather let you interpret the story for yourself, like how a book doesn’t include pictures, or how art does not contain words.
If you made it this far, I hope you agree with me, and I hope the developers get to read this message, to see how far they have made it, and the support this game has brought them.
Thanks so much for your wonderful message, Hippopotomis! We saw your review right away, though it can take a while for our replies to get approved. We hope you see this too. Glad to hear our game inspired you!! Thanks for coming to see us back during SxSW and especially thank you for purchasing our game [ ^_^]
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Artist, Where Shadows Slumber
A fun and eerie puzzle game
Where shadows slumber is an excellent story-driven puzzle game. It appears to be heavily inspired by monument valley, and uses many of the same switch-flipping and block-moving mechanics, but with shadows cast by lanterns changing the planes of existence instead of optical illusions. I finished the game in two days.
The story is eerie and moving, and almost shockingly violent, with fully animated cut scenes and anguished cries from the protagonist. Each new area is aesthetically pleasing and very distinct, with different color palettes and NPCs. This makes the game feel a bit disjointed but keeps it interesting. Unfortunately the complete lack of words in the dialogue makes certain parts confusing (what happens at the summit?), and the end feels like a cliffhanger.
While most of the levels are fun and well designed, there are a handful of bugs that forced me to reset some of levels a few times, especially during the hill section. More than once, the graves dancing in shadow wouldn’t line up with where the grave was in light, resulting in graves Obe could walk over and invisible walls blocking his path. The final level is also a bit of a chore. The puzzle itself is creative and interesting, but one the player finds the solution, the distance Obe must walk to actually line up all of the pieces becomes frustrating.
Overall, a great game. Wish it were longer. 4/5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✖️
Thanks for playing! If you download the latest patch (1.0.3) you should see the dancing graves are fixed now.
As for the final puzzle - we've heard this feedback from a few users, and we're looking into making it less of a chore.
Thanks for buying and reviewing our game!
Artist, Where Shadows Slumber
I feel like a complete idiot playing this game. I’m at a level now that I just stare at because I’ve tried everything I can think of. I honestly can’t play anymore without some kind of direction. I’m not far in, River 3 or close to it. I’ve restarted it a number of times, tried everything I can think of. I did not buy this to stare at it and I am not stupid, but this game sure makes me feel stupid. Thanks.
I finally got past that level, and yes, it was the stupid tree. I was ready to toss my iPad. I’m pretty far past that now, so I’ll give you another star, and then we’ll see when I’m done if you get more. Thanks for caring!
Ok, just finished. I’m slow, but I finished. I gave another star because it is such a challenge. No hints or tricks, you just stay where you are until you figure it out. Not a game for wussies. I feel like I actually accomplished something, thanks for the fun.
Sorry trix! We don't want you to feel bad. I can help. Send me an email at contact@GameRevenant.com and I can give you a hint if you're stuck on a puzzle.
If you're experiencing crashes, we just pushed out a patch to the game that should address those. If you give me a bit more detail I can help you out and we'll see about bringing that rating up a bit higher.
Artist, Where Shadows Slumber
P.S. Are you on the Level with the big tree? Try dragging the box inside the tree up and down [^_^ ]
- Game Revenant Ltd
- 495.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © 2018 Game Revenant Ltd.
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