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Video GameShine – Journey of Light Review
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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 10 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Shine – Journey of Light is an adventure puzzle game where you guide a ball of light through a world of light and shadow. As you delve deep into the world you discover a lost civilisation and piece together the stories of the past.

Play involves guiding your ball of light to find lost friends. As you discover other lights, they join with you and help you along your journey. You must avoid spikes, falling rocks and other dangers but you never come to any real harm.

The game works for players of all ages. Younger people may play it as a simple puzzle game, but for older players, there is a powerful metaphor here for the different stages and challenges of life. The game is bookended with narration, but it's the unspoken interactions that are the most moving.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 17/11/2018

Platforms: Android and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Collecting, Traversal (Adventure, Narrative, Platform and Puzzle)

Developer: Fox and Sheep (@_FoxAndSheep)




Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 3 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. There is some light timing and puzzle-solving here, but nothing with a tight time limit. The calm feel of the game and storybook style make it excellent for primary school or kindergarten children.


Shine: Journey of Light

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Shine – Journey of Light Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@_FoxAndSheep) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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