The Shivah

Project status: RELEASED.
Shivah, The - Cover art

Russell Stone works as a Jewish Rabbi at a poor synagogue in New York City. He is a devout man with a problem. Membership is way down and he lacks the funds to keep his synagogue open. Things are looking very bleak, and he has grown progressively more cynical and bitter with the passage of time. Just as he is on the verge of packing it all in, he receives some interesting news. A former member of his congregation has died and left the Rabbi a significant amount of money. A blessing? Or the start of something far more sinister? Can Rabbi Stone just accept the money and move on? His conscience says no. Step into his shoes as he travels all over Manhattan in his attempt to uncover the truth.

Originally released as a freeware adventure before being enhanced and re-released as a commercial project. Re-released again in 2013 as “Kosher Edition” with enhanced graphics.

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Posted by Antrax on Jul 21, 2014

It's not a game, it's a demo


The Shivah is insultingly short and linear. There's a grand total of five single-screen locations, dialogue trees are exhausted in 30 seconds flat and the whole thing feels like a very high-quality demo. The game also suffers from The Blackwell series'...

Posted by Niclas on Nov 22, 2013
I have played both the old and updated version of the Shivah. I just recently played the updated version on my iPad. What a lovely game with a New York Noir theme. I love the pixelated graphics in the updated version. Truly beautiful to look at. The story,...

Posted by smulan on Nov 18, 2013

rare gem


This is one rare gem. Clever, funny and brilliantly executed. Plus you learn everything you need to know about rabbinical conversation! Old style pixel art and very good voiceacting to go with that!...

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Game Information

Platform PC
Perspective Third-Person
Control Point-and-click
Gameplay Investigative
Genre Mystery
Theme Psychological
Graphic Style Illustrated realism
Presentation -
Action (Compulsory) -
Red Flags -
Media CD, Internet download

The Shivah by - A Point and Click Adventure Game

The Shivah is an adventure game, released in 2006 by . The Shivah has a Illustrated realism style and uses a Point-and-click control scheme. Adventure Gamers have published a review of The Shivah and rate it as Very good, meanwhile the community rating for The Shivah is Decent.