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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Sheepy: A Short Adventure (2024) is a running and jumping game about a curious sheep exploring the ruins of a huge city. As you traverse crumbling buildings to explore a world reclaimed by nature, you gradually piece together what happened to the former inhabitants. As a free game, it stands out for the depth of mystery and atmosphere it creates over its short runtime.

You play a small stuffed toy sheep brought to life by music, who embarks on a journey of discovery through the remnants of an ancient civilisation. You travel through claustrophobic tunnels and crumbling buildings reclaimed by nature. Along the way, you discover audio recordings that piece together how the city fell apart.

Play involves the usual platforming (running, jumping and double jumping). You traverse pitfalls and obstacles, flip levers and push buttons to unlock the way forward. You complete challenging gauntlets that require you to chain together different moves as you dash through the air, utilising floating orbs that replenish your double jump. You also face off against other possessed toys.

Here though, it's memorable as much for its ambience as for the precision jumps and puzzles. Slowly piecing together the history of the world through the environments and recordings you find, in combination with the melancholic soundscape and platforming challenges makes for a game that leaves a lasting impression.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Sheepy: A Short Adventure 4 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Platform game with Action, Adventure and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 40 minutes and 1 hour and 10 minutes to complete. Although the game is very short, there are several secrets and hidden areas you can find, which can extend the play time by about an hour as you search for them.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.

There is use of the expletive "F*ck" in text, although it is not spoken aloud.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Some sections require a certain amount of precision when jumping from platform to platform, and you often need to chain multiple actions together (especially as you get deeper into the game).


Sheepy: A Short Adventure

Steam Store PC Free
Steam Store PC Coming Soon
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 06/02/2024

Price: Free

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Platform (Action, Adventure and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 16 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Mr Suicide Sheep (@MrSuicideSheep)

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