Average Playtime: 7 hours

In The Shadows

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In The Shadows is a story about a man who dives back into his childhood imaginary world, to remember his past, to make sense of his life. A deep emotional journey about confronting your fears, moving forward.GameplayIn the game you use different sources of light to scare away monsters. Sometime light boxes, sometime lamp post, each light source will make the monsters transform into different objects. They can be a ladder, a trampoline, a door, a key... each monster helps you in your adventure with their unique mechanic.

The puzzles are crafted to be challenging and have an added difficulty for player who want a bigger challenge by finding all the stars laying around in the game. Collecting all the stars will open hidden levels and secrets.

Features :
  • Multiple fantastic worlds to explore.
  • Many monsters with each their own mechanics.
  • Many levels to explore with challenging puzzles to solve.
  • Hidden levels and secrets to uncover!
  • Colorful environments with real time lighting!
  • Beautiful music made exclusively for the game.
  • A deep emotional story about fears and comfort.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One Controller support.
MusicThe music for In The Shadows was composed to give the eerie mood of the world you are discovering. Peaceful instrumental music made exclusively for the game. Composed by Lombus

In The Shadows voxels are made with Qubicle Voxel Editor
Release date
Colorspace Studio
Colorspace Studio
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

Processor: Core i7
Memory: 4gb of RAM
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 5800, GeForce 285 GTX

System requirements for macOS

OSX 10.9 or later
Processor: Core i7
Memory: 4gb of RAM
Video Card: Discrete GPU

System requirements for Linux

Ubuntu 14.04 or later
Processor: Core i7
Memory: 4gb of RAM
Video Card: Nvidia GPU
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
As a fan since the very beginning (Kickstarter) I really recommend this cute little game. The artstyle is awesome just like the soundtrack is, also the puzzles are great and challenging if you want to get all the stars. @Colorspace Studio please give us more!!
Translated by
Microsoft from Italian
Positive Review but with reservation. The game is beautiful graphically, really among the best pixel art thanks to the beautiful games of light. The controls Also work very well. His problem is the lack of something that can keep the attention high in addition to the puzzles. The goal is always to collect the stars in various screens. Puzzles require some logical steps and are well-structured, but I have not felt the urge to continue in the game. Probably great for lovers of the most brainy platform puzzles and I recognise objective merits even if I doubt that I will continue.
Translated by
Microsoft from Spain
Product received for free In the Shadows-review In The Shadows uses a concept as simple as fear of darkness to develop very well defined logical situations. The Whole adventure revolves around the idea of trapping stars, and with its lighting unlock access to the next area, eventually that could result in something redundant. Fortunately, each and every one of its scenarios introduces new elements, such as mechanics or characters that will add new behaviors and variety. Monstrous Figures that are affected by a beam of light and become boxes, stairs, trampolines and even keys to access other environments in the same Puzzle. It is certainly a great detail that helps to remove the feeling of monotony. In the playable, in the Shadows takes a lot of inspiration from other emblematic works as Contrast, for its theme or FEZ for scenery and progression. Together it's an excellent game, both playable and narrative. At first glance, history is not one of its main attributes, In the Shadows is presented as a constant succession of Puzzles. However, behind this curtain of reasoning is hidden a captivating story, so that with the righteous words manages to express a story of love and acceptance. Perhaps the duration is somewhat scarce, In the Shadows has only 4 worlds, and these are supplied with about 8-9 rooms. A somewhat low figure, but with admirable content and meticulous Puzzle design. The only cons are their Bugs. Having millimeter-calculated Puzzles get out of that pattern can lead to an error or a definitive lock that is only solved by restarting the chapter. It's Not something that happens often, but when you do it is tedious, how little. In short, in the Shadows is a successful platform and Puzzle game with a precise playable approach and a glorious artistic direction. To read the complete analysis proceed to the following link: PC Indie Master Race [pcindiemrace.com]
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