Shapik: The Quest 2 (Early Access) – A Gorgeous Indie Point-And-Click Adventure in a Nuclear Wasteland

Shapik: The Quest 2 (Early Access) – A Gorgeous Indie Point-And-Click Adventure in a Nuclear Wasteland

Game Review

Shapik: The Quest 2 is a beautiful point-and-click 2D adventure through a fantasy and mysterious world.

It plays just like any classic point-and-click game you grew up with and has the exact same mechanics so there’s nothing new to learn or anything gimmicky to master. It’s just basic “click to go here” type of gameplay, so nothing new there.

Shapik: The Quest 2 takes place in a post-nuclear world where planet Earth has been destroyed by a huge nuclear war. It’s the war we’ve all been dreading. Nuclear bombs going off everywhere has left the world’s landscapes in shambles and leaves a very strange environment to explore. You’re a humanoid creature named Shapik who has finally reached the surface of the Earth after many years following the nuclear war.

You’re out and about to explore the aftermath of what’s remaining and what was the reason for the nuclear war and fallout.

It sounds like a dark plot, no? But the game is actually very lighthearted and enjoyable. You’ll explore a nuclear wasteland and meet a whole cast of quirky and zany characters each with unique personalities. Although the game isn’t complete, you can easily see that it has a nice foundation for a future release. There’s no real objective to the game other than to explore and uncover the story behind the war.

The artwork for this game is mesmerizing. It’s an atmospheric adventure that’ll have you sucked into the plot (which by the way is extremely wacky) and you’ll be clicking and pointing until you’re done with the whole game (it’s still in an early build).

The environments range from earthly divides filled with flora, fauna, and creatures to futuristic laboratories and factories to giant trees with hovering spaceships and swaying bridges many stories up in the air! The game has lush, gorgeous scenery and looks very polished. If you’ve played Ori and Blind Forest, you’ll know how a beautiful game can draw you in. Remember- it’s post-nuclear so plants and creatures have inhabited the world!

The game has you controlling Shapik and solving basic puzzles, exploring, and interacting with various objects, creatures, and humanoids. There’s about 20 minutes of gameplay so far, but the game’s first build just rolled out about 5 days ago from the time of this writing, so it’s still in heavy development.

If you like gorgeous point-and-click games, be one of the first to try out Shapik: The Quest 2 using the link below. It’s one amazing 2D adventure indie game you don’t want to miss out on.

ProsCons
  • Gorgeous artwork
  • Classic point-and-click mechanics
  • Solve puzzles, interact with creatures, and explore a lush world
  • OST
  • Atmospheric adventure
  • Point-and-click games aren’t for everyone
  • You’ll wish you could play through the entire game
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Game Information

Status: Early Access

Published: 3/30/16

Platforms: Windows, macOS

Engine: Flash

Genre: Adventure

Languages: English

Inputs: Keyboard, Mouse

Developer Information

Developer: Paul Podberezko

Developer page: Go

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