A Summer with the Shiba Inu

A Summer with the Shiba Inu

Disclaimer: I helped edit A Summer with the Shiba Inu, so my review will not comment on its writing or editing. However, all other aspects are fair game. XD

A Summer with the Shiba Inu is a visual novel in which dogs are the intelligent beings in the world. Yup, that’s right. There are no humans around. We take on the role of Syd, a Shiba Inu who had been living in Canine-da and has only recently returned to Shiba Inu island. The reason she has returned is to find her brother Chun-wen and to learn what has happened to him. However, upon immediately returning to the island, Syd is almost immediately approached by Quei-li, the only Labrador on the island full of Shiba Inus, and Quei-li offers her help to search for Chun-wen. Of course, Syd is suspicious but ultimately decides to accept her help. During this journey to find her brother, Syd is accosted by a few dogs, those who want to “rechallenge” her for the right to the Feather of Truth. (Oh, did I forget to mention it? Syd had run away from Shiba Inu island after having won the Feather of Truth, having defeated many dogs in many ARInas, which are virtual reality arenas where dogs fight to earn their ranking and place on Shiba Inu island.) What will happen to Syd? Will she find her brother? Will she lose in one of these rechallenges? And what is the deal with Quei-li? I’ll end my story synopsis here, as to avoid spoiling the story.

Real player with 21.6 hrs in game

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Shiba Inus meet Sword Arts Online

What I really liked is that “A Summer with the Shiba Inu” is an actual Visual novel with about 70,000 words. Despite its length, the story is smart, interesting and kept my attention to the end. The writing is not overly complicated, so even if your primary language is not English, it will be easy to follow along.

I could tell that a lot of love went into little details like sounds, shakes and various special effects to make this Visual Novel feel alive (there is quite a lot of action) and its obvious to me that production was not just rushed and received a lot of care in the making.

Real player with 20.0 hrs in game

A Summer with the Shiba Inu on Steam



I’m writing this review as someone who has been involved in early PreRelease testing. The game has evolved in leaps and bounds since the very first tests, and the Developers are still continuing to release regular updates as issues are found.

As with any game you purchase in Early Access, steam warns you that you are buying such, and that the game may or may not develop. Well this one is developing, and appears to be continuing as such, unlike many early access games that i have purchased that basically get released, then never touched again.

Real player with 31.7 hrs in game

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This game was so much fun to help as a tester and love how responsive the devs are to suggestions and feedback. They have so much planned for this game it is going to end up HUGE! Price is cheap and never have to spend more upon new release of content and maps. That’s awesome! Gameplay is fun and refreshing and fun to play with my friends!

Real player with 21.4 hrs in game

RIP on Steam

Tidal Shock

Tidal Shock

This game is addictive! I find myself wanting to play “just one more round” again and again. I love the array of weapons and the variety of terrain in the arena makes it slightly easier to navigate as you play more. Controlling your character underwater in 360 degrees is a new take that makes this game all the more entertaining and challenging.

I’m not great at this game (or any multiplayer shooter for that matter), but I keep coming back for more. Even if I’m not in the lead, I always feel like I’m still in the running. The lead changes often throughout the round and your position in the game can change in a split second with one profitable kill or one strategic drop off at the reactor.

Real player with 7.7 hrs in game

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Tidal Shock


Tidal Shock is multiplayer arena shooter with an underwater setting. At first glance, it looks like your typical shooter where you run and gun to make it to the leaderboards and for the most part, it is just that.

What makes it stands out from other shooters though, is its setting. Instead of running around in corridors or jungles, you swim around underwater. This gives you the freedom to move around both vertically and horizontally. That not only translates to movement but also for enemies to look out for as the enemy can be right on top or bottom of you.

Real player with 2.9 hrs in game

Tidal Shock on Steam

Slip ‘n Dip

Slip ‘n Dip

Literally the best game to happen im waiting for an Esports to come out for this game and i will be competing

Real player with 4.3 hrs in game


Real player with 0.9 hrs in game

Slip 'n Dip on Steam