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Content Warning!

This game mentions death, depression, drunk driving, and panic attacks. Please be advised while playing.


A short story about you going off to stargaze on the cliffside. Soon, you're joined by a familiar face...

Still Shining contains:

  • 987 words
  • An original music track
  • Voice acting
  • 2 endings

Made within a week for O2A2 Jam 2022


Project Lead, Writer: Kristi "HusbandoGoddess" Jimenez

Editor, Programmer, Voice Director: Smoke Mirror Studios

Artist: MirukiMary

Voice of Cade: RitaRemixed

Audio Engineer: Cats on a Lilypad Studios

Composer: Jae

Graphic and Logo Artist: Maroondrops

Rounded Ren'Py GUI Kit: Novelkit

Sound Effect from: Zapsplat

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PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(42 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withRen'Py
Tags2D, Anime, emotional, Multiple Endings, Narrative, Short, Story Rich, Text based, Voice Acting
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


Still Shining (Windows) 122 MB
Still Shining (Mac) 117 MB
Still Shining (Linux) 115 MB

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Simply beautiful! 🌟

Also, damn, ya really had to hit us in the FFXIV, huh?


God, my heart broke into a million pieces. This is so sad but also so beautiful!!!
The art, the writing, the voice acting... everything is stunning and I really feel for the MC. I hope they can heal knowing that Cade is watching over them. Their friendship will be eternal πŸ’•


This game is great! The art is just so beautiful and it has a relaxing feel to it. The story is sad but I love their relationship.


This game was beautiful! It reminded me of my friend that passed a few months ago 10/10

Thank you so much for playing! I left a comment on your video. πŸ’•


Very poignant. Excellent job, you guys!


Thank you Hermetic. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•


oh heartbreaking! loved it!


Sorry for breaking your heart. But I'm glad you loved it! 🀣


I did not expect that, whoo boy my heart, I love Cade not only just design wise and personality wise, but also the voice! It really suited her, wonderful job to Rita for bringing life to Cade (I'm seeing the irony)! I love the angsty plot and I truly do hope MC can move on so they can show Cade they can do this. Also the visuals?? I'm so obsessed with the background, I was so enamored by the night starry sky and when I saw the new addition??? I was bawling in the inside man! Great job!!


Thank you so much for playing! I'm really happy that you enjoyed the game. πŸ₯ΊπŸ’•


I honestly started crying while playing this... </3

Incredibly beautifully written, directed, acted, everything. Tore out my heart and threw it on the floor. Sorry, I feel like I can't come up with more words to say because my feelings are now like akldjfalskdjfasdf




Sad, but beautiful. Thank you for making this.


And thank you for playing! πŸ’•


GOSH, what a heart-wrencher! the character dynamic feels so real and hooks you in so quick on loving cade, and yet rips it all away. the writing is great, rita did a WONDERFUL job voice acting, mary's art is GORGEOUS, and everything else is awesome! congrats on the entry and thank you so much for making me cry baby tears and remember to watch marcel the shell with shoes on