Wadjet Eye game’s 2006 point-and-click adventure “The Shivah” is headed to the iPhone and iPad with enhanced music and graphics, the game’s creator, Dave Gilbert told Examiner in an exclusive interview today at New York Comic Con.
Designed mainly in coffee houses all over New York City, “The Shivah” follows a grieving Rabbi around the lower East Side in an effort to save his struggling Synagogue. Along the way, he gets involved in a sinister plot and must travel all over the city to find the truth.
The company’s first game in 2006, Gilbert’s reasoning for the port over to iOS was simple on several accounts, considering it is the company’s shortest title and Gilbert's, Janet, who also serves as the company’s debugger and is the main force behind the new version, just had a child.
In spite of his candor in regards to the game’s entry into the iOS market, Gilbert also said the modern-day redo with enhanced for mobile graphics and music, would allow the game to be released on Steam as well, an option he wouldn’t have dreamed about in 2006.
“All the gameplay is exactly the same,” Gilbert told Examiner. “But it looks and sounds completely different. It’s a lot prettier.”