Happy New Year from team Shrug. Alina has written a Holiday Wrap Up for you on what we've been working on this past year and our progress on the game. There are lots of lovely pictures, like these Shrug-themed hand-painted stones she made on her breaks from Photoshop. Read it on our Kickstarter Update page.
We’ve been admiring the Boston indie scene from afar, so we were delighted to be selected to showcase Shrug Island at the Boston Festival of Indie Games. The festival featured 50 digital and 50 baord games, and everyone involved and attending the festival was enthusiastic and friendly. The sense of community and mutual support was evident. To top off the weekend, Shrug Island won the award for Innovation in Art and Narrative, known in the local dialect as a Figgie.
Throughout the showcase we enjoyed watching people play Shrug Island together. They would share the mouse and discuss the game as they went along, though not necessarily following each other's advice.
Shrug Island - The Meeting, had the privilige of being selected to showcase at IndieCade Europe and the honor of winning the festival's Developer's Choice Award. We were delighted to meet such inspiring independent game developers, researchers and supporters at the event. It's a great motivation to be part of a community of passionate people dedicated to making a difference through this medium as we move into the last stretch of development.
We're delighted that Shrug Island will be featuring the voice of the Danish/Norwegian artist Lukkif. From a recording session and improvisations together, Michael is constructing elaborate harmonies to weave throughout scenes and our main character's Li’s vision mode in the game, to evoke the powerful subconscious and dream layers of this world. Vocals of the North return to the Island…
Welcome to the relaunch of the Shrug Island website. We're in the midst of production of Chapter 1, which is due to be released on desktop in early 2017. You can keep up with our progress on the usual social media channels (links in the side bar). If you'd like to receive a note when it's released, you can sign up to the Tiny Red Camel Announcement List. And if you'ld like to see the game on Steam you can vote on our Steam Greenlight page .
Update:We're happy to announce that the game has been Greenlit and you can now visit the Shrug Island Steam Store directly.