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The remastered version of The Shivah: Kosher Edition for iOS is the perfect bite-sized adventure that'll whet one's curiosity for many answers to life, death, choices, and mystery.

What's New

Improvements to usability.
Added hint for tap-and-hold function (to reveal items in room.)

App Description

The Shivah: Kosher Edition - Completely remastered with all-new graphics and music!

Russell Stone is a Jewish rabbi at a struggling synagogue in New York City. He is a devout man with a problem - membership is 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 quitting, he receives some intriguing news. An estranged 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, or will his conscience get the better of him? Step into his shoes as he travels all over Manhattan in his attempt to uncover the truth.

Features rabbinical conversation methods, a unique method of fighting, a haunting score, and three different endings depending on your moral choices.

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REVIEWS

PocketGamer - "Its unique cast of characters, intriguing storyline, and sharp detective-style conundrums mean it's well worth playing this thoughtful and pensive adventure." Score: 9/10, Gold Award

Cult of Mac - "Tricky puzzles, a great hero, and an interesting plot." Score: 5/5

148Apps - "The perfect bite-sized adventure that'll whet one's curiosity for many answers to life, death, choices, and mystery." Score: 4.5/5

MacLife - "The Shivah makes the jump to iOS gracefully. It’s rare that a game’s plot, characters, genre, and platform mesh as neatly as they do in this short and bittersweet tale." Score: 4.5/5

IGN Italia - "The Shivar: Kosher Edition represents a great opportunity to play a solid, mature, fascinating and original graphic adventure." Score: 8/10

Adventure Gamers - "The Shivah's interesting clues system, well-written dialog, logical puzzles and fascinating commentary make it easy to recommend." Score: 4/5

GameZebo - "The game addresses philosophical questions that have been with humankind since we first learned how to look upwards and wonder. ... The Shivah: Kosher Edition doesn't have all the answers, but it does supply a top-notch adventure experience." Score: 4/5

The Onion A.V. Club - "The Shivah fits a compelling moral conscience over a tight decision tree, and compared to [other titles], its rewards are subtler and more satisfying."

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App Changes

January 08, 2014 New version 1.1
November 21, 2013 Initial Release

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