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The road is long.

Two strangers sit side by side as night falls over. The car speeds down the open highway.

Without a soul around them, everything seems to slip away. On a journey to no one knows where, all they have is words and time. And that time is dwindling fast.

The shadows are chasing.

The Shadows That Run Alongside Our Car is a visual novel by Lox Rain. Shadows was made over the course of four days during mid-August 2016 and was released August 19, 2016. The game features two character routes and six endings. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Made with love and Ren'Py.

Content Warnings: mentions of suicide, killing, and violence, explicit language.

Lox Rain consists of Lorelei (Writing/Main Coding), Laiska (Writing/Editing/Sprite Coding), and Auro-Cyanide (Art/UI). For more information about the individual contributors, please follow the above links. You can also find us on Twitter at @yandere, @petitscygnes, and @AuroCyanide.

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More information

Published157 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
(82)
AuthorLox Rain
GenreRole Playing
TagsVisual Novel, Zombies
LicenseAll rights reserved
Asset licenseAll rights reserved
Average durationAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
Player countSingleplayer

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This game is wonderful! It has a great emotional narrative that perfectly matches the setting the game takes place in. The soundtrack is fitting with an ambient type of sound. The instruments consists of an acoustic guitar and piano. There are two story lines in the game which both come from the view of the guy and the girl. I really enjoyed playing this game and highly recommend you play it for yourself.

I made a video of me playing the game so here's the link to it:


This visual novel is super cool i have made a video on my channel here:

https://youtu.be/riaNIkUW5Rk


Excuse me, I wanted to play the game since it has very good reviews, and it looks amazing. I tried downloading it with the downloads given that included apple (since I have an OS X.) but it said that this game was only for windows? Can someone help me?

the game says its for OS X but i'm pretty sure the download is a .exe only and .exe is exclusive to windows users so unfortunatly the game is not yet avaliable they may be working on it though

I haven't tried booting it up on my MacBook, but once you've unzipped it to your local drive, you should be able to play the game by clicking the Shadows.app bundle instead of the Shadows.exe Windows executable.

First game I've ever paid for on itch.io and for good reason, too.

I really loved it. Short, but packed with emotion and feeling. It felt very human to me, like how I would feel on the run from zombies. The dialogue was good, the music and sound effects were spot on. Well done! The only downside was that the endings left me wanting more!

Really well done! I'm impressed by what was accomplished in just four days! The art is very nice and polished, the use of colors looked very pretty, the music works well and timed nicely, and the characters dialogue was well written. I liked doing the voices for them and learning about them. I look forward to your future games!

(Is there any chance for a follow up story featuring them?)

Short but touching story. Good writing. Pretty nice game.



Is there a spoiler free guide for this game? I'm doing a let's play on this game but keep getting the same ending for Shelby's route.

Hey. I expected this game to a "Meh..." But I played it and it was actually REALLY fun Any know there was no action, the lighting, music, and art style was awesome! Would really love more added!

Hey. I expected this game to a "Meh..." But I played it and it was actually REALLY fun Any know there was no action, the lighting, music, and art style was awesome! Would really love more added!

Hey had a lot of fun playing this, am really going to try to go for all endings but I wanted to share that I played this on my channel. Naturally I linked people to this game in my description


Hello! I wonder how to contact developer by email? :)

A very emotional game, and it made me think a lot. I love this game. It seems so human, and not cinematic like normal "Zombie Apocalypse" games/movies.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKKh_T2sJKs

I saw jacksepticeye play this... AND IT WAS AMAZING, I WANTED TO PLAY IT FOR MYSELF!

This is absolutely amazing! I just wish it was longer... maybe a sequel??

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This game though....DAMN ONION CUTTING NINJAS

video: https://youtu.be/bdiyT8K2zDk

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lol, I almost cried. It was so sad at times. I loved it 100 percent of it though. My favorite part, though? Their reactions to the music. 10/10 would play again.

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such a good one, just a as we like them . a bit short but really effective

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An absolutely beautiful game! I have to say it is a sensory overload to my eyes and ears, which is a good thing! :P I LOVED the music and the art, I can't express that more! It brought back memories of my childhood as well, weird I know.. But have a look at my let's play and you shall see why! :)

Video: https://youtu.be/U68LfmHHZh0


This is a really nice and creative little game. The art style is cool, the music is calm and weird but works for the story, and the writing is all well done. I have to say I didn't really expect the games story to go where it actually did. At first I was expecting the two to simply be traveling cross country together. But when what really happened comes about, it honestly makes the game make that much more sense. I also like how there are more than one ending to the story based on how you respond and who you play as throughout the game. All in all an awesome little visual novel with a close to home feel. I did a video on my experience with Shelby's story if anyone is interested. I definitely plan on going back and playing through Dustin's side and seeing how it differs from Shelby's.


IS THIS THE END? | The Shadows That Run Alongside Our Car [Shelby's Story]

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