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Shadow Puppeteer Review

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Posted: 21 months ago, last updated 7 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


In Shadow Puppeteer one player controls a shadow and the other player controls the main character. Their task is to help each other progress through a series of platform levels to recover stolen shadows from their hometown.

The puzzles are a mix of 2D and 3D, as the boy is free to move in any direction, while the shadow is limited to being projected on 2D surfaces and using shadows cast by objects as platforms. There are 5 different worlds and each one has distinct visuals and puzzle challenge elements.

Moving an object also moves its shadow. Similarly, moving a shadow can move the object casting it. In order to solve the puzzles, the players can also manipulate the light sources and alter the dimensions of the shadows.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 29/09/2014, updated in 2016

Platforms: PC and Wii U

Genres: Adventure and Platform

Developer: @SareptaStudio


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Duration: This game will take between 4 hours and 7 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. The game can be played both in single-player mode or shared screen local co-op.


Shadow Puppeteer usually costs £13.49.

Shadow Puppeteer

Wii U £13.49
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

ESRB rated this TEEN with violence.
This game has been rated PEGI 7.


We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Shadow Puppeteer Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@SareptaStudio) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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