Shardlight

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Shardlight
Shardlight cover
Developers
Wadjet Eye Games
Engines
Adventure Game Studio[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows March 8, 2016
macOS (OS X) February 9, 2022[2]
Linux February 9, 2022[2]
Reception
Metacritic 75
OpenCritic 73
IGDB 76
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Relaxed
Perspectives Flip screen, Side view
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Pixel art
Themes Post-apocalyptic
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Shardlight is a singleplayer flip screen and side view adventure game.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Special Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Demo[edit]

A demo is available on the Official site and Steam.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Shardlight\acsetup.cfg
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/ags/Shardlight/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Shardlight\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/ags/Shardlight/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
ScummVM 2.1+ supports cloud saves on third-party cloud storage services. See the ScummVM documentation for details.

Video[edit]

Graphics options accessed through <path-to-game>\winsetup.exe.
Graphics options accessed through <path-to-game>\winsetup.exe.
In-game settings
In-game settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 (16:10) static aspect, stretched, or pixel-perfect. Scaling algorithm is either nearest-neighbor or bilinear.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Resolution can be set, but will have black borders (Stretch, preserving aspect ratio setting), or be stretched (Fill whole screen setting).
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Set with winsetup.exe.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is locked to 45 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian
Fan translation by «Prometheus Project»
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
DirectDraw
Labeled Software renderer in the external setup utility.
OpenGL
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) ME
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 5.2 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
Other 640x400 resolution, 32-bit color
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.11
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Other 640x360 resolution
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu, Debian
Processor (CPU) 2.7 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) OpenGL compatible
Sound (audio device) ALSA/PulseAudio/DSP compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Adventure Game Studio engine build: 3.5.1.13[1]

References