The Shivah: Kosher Edition
is now available, offering a revamped
traif-free version of this adventure for Windows and iOS. Here's word from
Wadjet Eye Games
In this story-driven game players don the yarmulke
of Russell Stone, a disillusioned rabbi at the head of a struggling New York
City synagogue, who gets tangled up in a murder investigation after inheriting a
large sum of money from a former congregation member.
The commercial debut of game designer Dave Gilbert, this unassuming adventure
game sparked interest from mainstream publications including CNN, USA Today, and
The Jerusalem Times and earned a “Best New Studio” Game Developer’s Choice
nomination for Gilbert’s company, Wadjet Eye Games. In the seven years since,
the self-sustaining Brooklyn-based studio has gained recognition for developing
the supernatural Blackwell mystery games and publishing breakout indie hits such
as Independent Game Festival winner Gemini Rue.
From its rabbinical conversation methods, Talmudic combat, and handy in-game
Yiddish dictionary to its point-and-click gameplay reminiscent of classics like
King’s Quest and Monkey Island to its thoughtful storyline, The Shivah is a
unique adventure game poised to appeal to Jews and goys alike. The new Kosher
Edition has updated pixel art graphics, a new soundtrack, and a refined
interface as intuitive and comfortable on touchscreen devices as it is on PC.