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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Shindig (2021) is a story-book adventure where you explore a hand-drawn island to help a rainbow of quirky characters to plan the perfect party. You play by visiting the different people and completing missions to find the things they need or solving simple puzzles.

Shindig is a warm, cheerful, musical and fully-voiced adventure. It's like a children's story, but you are the lead character. As you move around, talking to the people you meet and take on tasks to help get the party ready, you discover an point-and-click style adventure about helping people.

It's a simple game that lasts a few hours. Unlike other more complex games, this offers a simple linear story that's easy to follow (you always get the good ending). It’s not designed for children (there are some long words here and there) Shindig has no swears or scares and just a few (optional) serious conversations.

The result is a simple game that doesn't shrink from difficult themes around identity, confidence, friendship, bullying, anxiety and loss. These are gently introduced and optional if you want to find out more about the characters' back story. It's like a primary school painting that's come to life.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Shindig 22 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 20 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Communication and Traversal game with Collecting, Narrative and Point-and-Click elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 3 hours to complete. It's possible to complete the game in 1.5 hours, but many people take up to 3 hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Skill Level

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Really young players need to be able to read quite a bit of text and move around the place.


Shindig usually costs £2.09 to £5.79.


Steam Store PC £5.79

Shindig Songs

Steam Store PC £2.09
Steam Store Mac £2.09
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 02/09/2021

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Communication, Traversal (Collecting, Narrative and Point-and-Click)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Games Friendo (@GamesFriendo)

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