Shaban

Shaban

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Meet Shaban, a shepherd living happily alongside his sheep and goats. One rainy night, thieves invaded his property and stole all his sheep. Set off on this adventure as Shaban seeks to find his lost sheep. Enjoy this entertaining story told in a comic strip style. Solve a variety of logical and environmental puzzles as you progress through the game. Will you be able to help Shaban rescue his sheep in time?

  • 2 playable characters
  • Original soundtrack
  • 30 wonderful hand drawn backgrounds
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Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/8
  • CPU: 2.5 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 745 MB

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Shaban 3.9 5 82 82
Finally! I've anxiously awaited another game such as this. For those of you that enjoyed The Tiny Bang Story ....you should find this game intriguing! Like TTBS, this game has little to no instruction and you are left to actually use your brain and figure it out for yourself. However, in my opinion, there's a bit more instruction here. Unlike TTBS, this game offers the hint button without having to figure out it's a hint (personally I thought that was an excellent little twist and wish this game had something similar), and it also offers an option to skip puzzles. The game starts with the comic strip story line, of which was not to my tastes, but beggars can't be choosers, right?! Then it goes to the main character standing in a room just waiting for you to tell him what to do. At this point, as somewhat of a teaser, you are offered the option of a tutorial! Don't get your hopes up! :) It's a simple index of icons that come up when you move your cursor around the screen. It tells you the hand means you can pick an item up, a conversation bubble means there's dialogue, etc. No worries! After a bit of trial and error, and moving your cursor all over the screen, it'll come to you! Without giving too much away, after performing a few tasks in the opening scene of the game, you pick up your bag and head out in search of missing sheep. Again, through some trial and error, you come to a hidden object scene. Like TTBS, there's not a list of items. You just figure it out as you go. Find what you need....some of which goes in your inventory so you can repair a clock and find the first sheep. Then you get more of the comic strip...luckily there's a skip option for the comic too! Once the comic is over or skipped, the game takes you back to the original room of the first scene. Now, the sheep has tasks to perform in the room and then you head out again to find the rest of the herd. A few more puzzles to figure out and then it tells you that you've reached the end of the demo and buy it if you wanna play more :) As I stated previously, I have been anxiously awaiting another game like TTBS. Although I don't think this one, based on the demo, is quite as outstanding as the aforementioned, I do believe it is worth the buy. June 19, 2012
Cute Game! When you first open the game it is really cute and makes you feel for the little guy who has had his sheep taken. The cartoon graphics are just amazing and you think how hard could this really be. It takes a while to understand how to play the game. Case in point, to leave the first room which does not show a door and took me awhile to figure out to use the stairs in the lower right. The puzzles I have done so far are good but hard. Also note the you have to mouse up to the top of the screen to acess inventory and the menu. I really liked the game because it is different and offers a real challenge. June 19, 2012
Objectively it may not be 5 stars but it's getting it from me This was not a short game, over 4 hrs for me and could easily have been 5 (I was taking notes at the time so it's hard to guage). If you are familiar with machinarium type games then you will 'get' this game. It's a quirky adventure with a few silhouette fragmented object hidden object scenes. (all the HOS are this type) You play as Shaban a shepherd whose sheep have been stolen by bandits, one has been left behind and you go off to try and find them. Play switches between the sheep left behind and Shaban. If you don't click on the keep ratio button you don't get black bar on your fullscreen. There is a hint button on HOS (takes a minute to charge and it's on the inventory bar) as well as a hint button on puzzles, (takes 2 mins to charge) there is a skip button (4 mins to charge). Although later in the game a couple of puzzles didn't have the skip button. The HOS have moving scenes - just keep your curser at edge of screen, and are interactive. If you are a straight HOPA or HOG player you will find them very different than what you are used to. Some of the scenes have a type of puzzle in them - find an animal that keeps moving when you click on them. There is a seperate hint button (bottom right) showing you all the locations within the HOS. Even with that, sometimes it was very hard to find the very small part of that animal. If you are not ued to this type of game it does take a while to get used to but you are really rewarded with a very enjoyable, quirky adventure. I love that your brain is made to think and that puzzles there is an actual hint button. Forget about what you think a hint button is, here it actually gives you that - just a hint. While sometimes it gives you the objective, other times it made you think and I loved that, even though my brain didn't work in one puzzle! There is no dialogue or diary but instead the story is told in picture dialogue and cartoon style cut scenes. PUZZLES The puzzles did repeat themselves and were a variety of hardness and type. But some were unique, others a very nice twist on them - like the jigsaw which sometimes became another interactive puzzle. There was an arcade fishing type game - very clever but hard (for me!) There was two arcade style shooting type (timed) puzzles. They repeated the "match one coloured end to the other coloured end" a few times. I love quirky adventure style games like this and I think it's a new developer - PETAGAME and I wish them well and can't wait for their next game. While one puzzle had me stumped (I actually was making it harder than it was) if you are used to this kind of game it wasn't a pull your hair out adventure but very straightforward, which I like. cons - -There weren't skip puzzles on some jigsaws and another puzzle so if people don't like them you are stuck on them. - Some writing on the cutcenes didn't make sense but you got the gist of it. So if you are looking for something different, quirky and really well done then do try it out. June 20, 2012
Light Hearted, Adorable THINKING Game! Phenomenal game! This game lacks the handholding we have all become accustomed to. It is very much like "The Tiny Bang Story" This game lacks the handholding we have all become accustomed to and you actually have to think. and [put that logic reasoning to work. However, since there is very little handholding, the story line is simple, yet engaging and the graphics are quite exquisite. Normally I don't care about the music one way or the other, but in this game I found it quite nice. A very nice change from the dark, eerie and sinister story line games. There is a HINT button #2 min.# and a SKIP option #after 4 min# No voiceovers, the story line is presented with pictures - but quite logical and it is easy to understand what you are expected to do next. Game length has been reported as 4 hours. I suspect it will take me a little longer, as an intermediate player. HO scenes are interactive. HO and other screens scroll, so it takes a little getting used to - otherwise you may miss something. Definitely worth checking out. If you loved "The Tiny Bang Story" you'll love this one. And if you are a little lost without the hand holding, please do not give this game a 1 Star rating - that's not fair. If you are lost, please do not review. June 19, 2012
Cute puzzle game I loved this. I have played the demo. It took a little while to get into playing it; in that way it was a bit like Tiny Bang Story. The puzzles are tricky but not impossible, you just need to think laterally. There are hints but no handholding which I liked. The graphics are cute and I am looking forward to having time to just sit back and enjoy this to the end. June 19, 2012
Something different The graphics and method of storytelling are unique and attractive and the game play requires some thought. I like the minimalist dialog, the thought balloons with drawings instead of words overcomes the language barrier. All in all, an interesting, clever and fun game. June 19, 2012
I agree with Pink I think this is a stunning little game. Like Tiny Bang Story, it relies on your intuition and ability to solve the problems. I also don't think any voice overs are necessary as they would detract from the game. I know a lot of folks just don't "get" this game as they may be used to a different genre, but if you've played Tiny Bang and loved it, you'll like this too....:) June 19, 2012
MESMERIZING/BRILLIANT THANK YOU!!! wow!! I love this game. You are pretty much on your own but not quite so a little help along the way. I think this is the first time I follow a story line in 2 years of playing games LOL. Just lovely. The graphics are calming. Very beautiful. The puzzles are fun. It is a challenging game but can be done. Play when you feel relaxed and you will enjoy. It is a Zen type feel game. Thank you to the deveolpers. Try this game for sure. I was mesmorized by it. The hour went by so so very fast. :) June 19, 2012
What trio of treats! From Shaban to The tiny bang story & now Violett Last week, Big Fish offered us a new game called Violett, I tried it and fell in love at once, I had never played such an original, addictive, challenging, off the wall, not to mention ?cutsy? adventure? (which will bring me to this one?) So I rushed to read the Violett?s critics, very curious because this was so exciting & different from anything else I had ever played, thus was certain to find great applause there, but instead I encountered quite a bit of undeserved negativity, since some players did not have the patience to put their brain to work and got discouraged too fast because even the hints they obviously rely on to kill the challenge were perplexing. I understand their frustration although I don?t share it since the opposite happened to me, the game challenged me to a point where I could not let it go so I bought it at once. What I loved about the critics I read regarding Violett (which did not dissuade me from buying it one bit, as I had just fell upon an unusual treasure, knew it, and was not about to let it go), is that they led me to 2 other similar games some players were reminded of when they tried this new one: ?You mean there is more than one of those marvelous and brainy productions????. I could only hope! And yes, there was: 2 games I had never heard about before which I went to search for immediately and bought after the free 1 hour trial without an moment of hesitation, 2 more hidden and clever gems I did not know existed! They were called ?SHABAN? and ?THE TINY BANG STORY?. Both amazing, as Violett is, games that offer a new refreshing twist to intelligent gaming, require using every bit of grey matter, wit, cleverness, common sense, power of observation and deduction one wishes to devote to solving a plot. Now That is true gaming to me and until I had started playing all 3, I had no idea of what a real Big Fish challenge was! I do not know if all 3 games are made by the same DV as I did not pay attention to that yet, and that is not usually my priority, although I will be watching for these guys in the future not to miss further such rare and precious offerings, all I know is that all 3 games are blessed with the same feel, wit, cute originality, cleverness even each is so different and unique. Give these 3 games more than 1 chance! They deserve to be appreciated to their full potential, I will mention as well that, although they are definitively adult games, my 6 years old granddaughter is quite addicted as well and seems to solve certain tests better than me. She is very smart and has a lot of common sense which you will need for these extremely clever offerings! The graphics are adorable and crisp, the animation very good, the music soothing?. A terrific work out for the brain muscles!? What more can someone ask for??? I am more than satisfied! More like this, P L E A S E !!! April 15, 2014
I hope the developers make more like this! I sincerely hope the developers of Shaban make more like this. Playing is a delight all the way through. Finding parts in hidden object scenes was made a lot of fun because sometimes the completed object has to be used on a creatures that jumps around, hiding behind this or that until it reaches a spot where you can use the object on it. I only had to use a skip once in a mini-game because my hand wouldn't let me move and click the mouse quite fast enough at the end of it. I enjoy games like this that force you to come up with interesting solutions to save the day, but some require mouse agility I just don't have anymore. Other than the one mini-game, no fast mouse movements and clicks are required. The cartooning is great. It's a style we've seen before in this type of puzzle game. Terrific break from the Adventure HOGs and the Dark and Eerie. February 2, 2013
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After Shaban's sheep are stolen by thieves, he sets off on an epic adventure to get back what belongs to him. Help Shaban on his journey in this intriguing hidden object adventure game!

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