The Shivah

Developer Release Year Platforms
Wadjet Eye Games 2006 PC

Russell Stone works as a Jewish Rabbi at a poor synagogue in New York City. He is a devout man with a problem. Membership is way 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 packing it all in, he receives some interesting news. A former 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? His conscience says no. Step into his shoes as he travels all over Manhattan in his attempt to uncover the truth.


The Shivah review

4.0 stars: "A game of very high quality. Although some aspects might have been executed better, we would recommend this game without hesitation."

The first commercial adventure by Dave Gilbert shows a little chutzpa and a lot of promise.


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Dec 2, 2006

14 Nov
Oy vey! The Shivah: Kosher Edition coming to PC and iOS

Game will release Nov 21 with revamped graphics; PC demo and preorder special available now

27 Sep
Free release of The Shivah reflects Jewish holiday special
Wadjet Eye Games marks Yom Kippur with a weekend-only free game offer

Game Information
Platform PC
Perspective Third-Person
Control Point-and-click
Gameplay Investigative
Genre Mystery
Theme Psychological
Graphic Style Illustrated realism
Presentation -
Action (Compulsory) -
Red Flags -
Media CD, Internet download


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Product Details
Version Info

Originally released as a freeware adventure before being enhanced and re-released as a commercial project. Re-released again in 2013 as “Kosher Edition” with enhanced graphics.



The Shivah

Oct 17, 2012

Where To Buy

The Shivah: Kosher Edition

DRM-Free at Adventure Gamers Store


Or get it from: GOG  

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Worldwide August 1 2006 Wadjet Eye Games

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