Shadow Cave: The Escape

Shadow Cave: The Escape


(3 stars)


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  • Great design
  • Great casual game idea
  • Unresponsive screen touch.
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Expert's Review

"Leave the cave"

Reviewed by / Jun 04, 2012

A simple yet interesting puzzle game.

Shadow Cave has a simple premise: drag with your finger the light ball from the start to the end of the cave without touching the walls. In order to open the gates that prevent you to arrive to the exit, you have to pick up little blue shiny balls you'll find on your way, usually too close to the sharp edges of the walls.

Graphics are also simple, yet cute, and there's a nice work to create a musical atmosphere. However, touch response, which should be the key point of the game needs actually to be improved a lot to enjoy this game the most. There a lot of levels divided among nine worlds (caves, indeed) and you can even find final bosses, which are quite surprising and challenging. Overall, it isn't a difficult game and it may even be recommended for kids or people who don't want to rack their brains out. It's worth of checking it out, though it gives the feeling that it's a good idea spoiled by minor technical issues that we hope they'll be fixed in incoming updates.

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Developer's original description available here
CAN you escape the 9 caves?

IN SHADOW CAVE, you must guide your character through dark caves, trying to escape the level without smashing into the darkness. What starts as an easy premise, quickly becomes a challenging adventure as paths become more tortuous and puzzles more complex, putting your reflexes to the test.

THE FIRST chapter includes 9 unique, an epic and intense boss escape, hand-drawn levels and original custom soundtrack, all inspired by games like Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Coma, Another World, Machinarium or Limbo. Chapter 2 will bring more puzzles, more level styles and surprising twists to the playing mechanic. This adventure is only getting started!

IF YOU enjoy escape games, don't let this adventure pass you by. Escaping these 9 caves will put your reflexes and intuition to the test.

SHADOW CAVE is a free, ad supported android game. This very first version may be little low on content and weak on performance on some devices, but you can expect a major updates in the coming days.

PLAYERS are encouraged to rate the game, post comments or contact us through e-mail with feedback. You can make Shadow Cave a better game!

Note that loading times may be long on older handsets.


“Insanely fun and challenging!” – Kole

“Love the style. Great game. Definitely looking forward to more updates.” – Anthony

“Great start. Keep up the amazing work. Loving the art style!” – Ron

“Solid soundtrack. This is a must try!” – Anonymous


ArtBit is actually a team of one. All programming and design is handled by Pedro Ribeiro alone, but as more people are brought into the project, the quality of our games will increase exponentially. We decided to focus on bringing the players original, moody games, instead of another Angry Birds clone after another. Shadow Cave is our first proper project and by the time we’re done with it, it will be one of the most epic adventures available on the Android Market.

Optimized for Samsung Galaxy S2 / Sensation 4G. Compatibility guaranteed for Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Ace, Galaxu Gio, LG Optimus Black, Optimus One, HTC Evo, Desire HD and Xperia Arc.

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  • (51)

    by Mani Singh on 22/06/2014

    Too good game

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    by Rodney Altamera on 17/06/2014

    This game is good. Mind boggling and very challenging! Lots of suspense. Love it.

  • (51)

    by Rimgaile Abramaviciute on 14/06/2014

    Annoying sign up request that you cannot get away from plus it's been two years and no new chapter.. too short :/

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    by Sandra Salamanca on 09/06/2014


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    by Mykola Sorvydub on 31/05/2014

    didn't like the concept.

  • (51)

    by Monish Soni on 25/05/2014

    A good game with excellent graphics and a good game play.

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