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The Shivah: Kosher Edition

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📰 Title: The Shivah: Kosher Edition 🕹️ / 🛠️ Type: Game
🗃️ Genre: Adventure & Action 🚦 Status: 04. Released (status)
🏷️ Category: Adventure & Action ➤ Classical ➤ Sierra, LucasArts, ... 🌍️ Browser version:
🔖 Tags: Adventure; AGS engine; Noir; Atmospheric; Pixel Art; Short; Story Rich 📦️ Package Name:
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🏛️ License type: 💰 Commercial 📦️ Flatpak package:
🏛️ License: Commercial 📦️ AppImage package:
🏝️ Perspective: Third person 📦️ Snap package:
👁️ Visual: 2D ⚙️ Generic binary:
⏱️ Pacing: Point and Click 📄️ Source:
👫️ Played: Single 📱️ PDA support:
🎖️ This record: 5 stars 🕳️ Not used:
🎀️ Game design: 👫️ Contrib.: goupildb & Louis
🎰️ ID: 14424 🐛️ Created: 2014-10-12
🐜️ Updated: 2021-11-07

📖️ Summary

[en]: Russell Stone is a Jewish Rabbi at a poor synagogue in New York City. Step into his shoes as he travels all over Manhattan in his attempt to uncover the truth. [fr]: Un pointer-et-cliquer d'aventures dans lequel le joueur incarne un rabbin en quête de vérité sur le décès d'un ancien membre de sa congrégation

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🎲️ Gameplay: (202xxx), (202xxx), [fr](202xxx),

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🍩️ Resources
(empty, license): [Homepage] [Dev site] 🎬️ g(202xxx)

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[Wikipedia (The Shivah) [fr] [en] [de]]

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📕 Description [en]


Russell Stone is a Jewish Rabbi at a poor synagogue in New York City. He is a devout man with a problem. Membership is way down and he lacks the funds to keep his synagogue open. Things are looking very bleak, and he has grown progressively more cynical and bitter with the passage of time.

Just as he is on the verge of packing it all in, he receives some interesting news. A former member of his congregation has died and left the Rabbi a significant amount of money. A blessing? Or the start of something far more sinister? Can Rabbi Stone just accept the money and move on? His conscience says no. Step into his shoes as he travels all over Manhattan in his attempt to uncover the truth.

🌍️ Wikipedia:

The Shivah is a point-and-click adventure game from 2006, designed and developed by Dave Gilbert with the assistance of others, including voice actors and artists. It is notable in that it features a rabbi as its protagonist and explores themes related to the Jewish faith.

On November 22, 2013, the game was re-released in an updated version titled The Shivah: Kosher Edition, which features new graphics and music, and re-recorded voice-overs.


The Shivah is a third person point-and-click adventure game. The player uses the mouse to select objects from the character's surroundings to interact with, as well as other characters with whom to speak. When in dialogue with another character, a portrait of them appears in the corner of the screen. Rather than specifically choosing what their character will say next, the player selects from a number of options along the lines of 'calm response' and 'Rabbinical response', the latter of which always involves responding to a question with another question. There are several points at which the player character can be killed, though in such instances the player is quickly returned to the moment before making the fatal choice. The game also features a scene where two Rabbis fight with words, similar to the insult swordfighting of The Secret of Monkey Island. There are many tie-ins to The Blackwell Series, also by Gilbert. Many of the characters and names appeared later in Blackwell games, and in The Kosher Edition the main character of Blackwell series, Rosangela Blackwell, makes a cameo.

Greg Costikyan, creator of Manifesto Games, stated that "the basic theme is the nature of morality." In The Shivah players assume the role of Rabbi Russell Stone, a hard-hearted man who is struggling with his faith. He is visited by the police and informed that a former member of his dilapidated New York City synagogue, Jack Lauder, has been murdered. The police suspect Stone, as Lauder's will explicitly states that Stone is to receive $10,000+. Stone and Lauder had an acrimonious falling out years ago when Stone drove Lauder from his congregation over Lauder's interfaith marriage, and as such is puzzled to learn that Lauder has bequeathed him a large sum of money. To clear his name, Stone sets out to investigate the murder himself. Stone begins by paying a Shivah visit to Lauder's surviving wife, Raj, who points him to their family business. Stone notices that Jack had been paying large amounts of money to a mysterious man named Joe DeMarco whom he suspects may be the killer. Stone overpowers DeMarco in a fight and interrogates him. DeMarco admits to the murder and also points Stone to a large, wealthy synagogue, where he discovers that the corrupt Rabbi who runs it, Zelig, is in league with organised crime. Zelig would find struggling business owners, introduce them to DeMarco, only for them to be extorted before getting murdered. The player can then choose whether or not to kill DeMarco. Zelig kidnaps Raj to bait Stone and tries to kill him. Depending on the player's actions at this point, Stone, Zelig, and Raj each may either live or die. In the best ending, where all three live, Stone, now somewhat less cynical of his faith, returns to his synagogue with his name cleared and pays off his outstanding debts with Jack's money. Zelig is arrested. Raj comes in for a visit as the game ends. If the player chooses to kill Zelig, Stone and Raj (assuming she survives) will never see each other again and the police rule Zelig's death as a suicide. If Zelig lives and Raj dies, Stone remains a prime suspect.



📕 Description [fr]

Un pointer-et-cliquer d'aventures où le joueur est un rabbin en quête de vérité sur le décès d'un membre de sa congrégation, par le studio Wadjet Eye Games, portage Linux par Edward Rudd.
Il utilise le moteur Adventure Game Studio (AGS, dans le Bottin).

The Shivah: Kosher Edition est une remastérisation d'un titre sorti en 2006, un pointer-et-cliquer d'aventures dans lequel le joueur incarne un rabbin en quête de vérité sur le décès d'un ancien membre de sa congrégation

Russell Stone est rabbin juif dans une pauvre synagogue de New York. C'est un homme pieux avec un problème. L'adhésion est en baisse et il ne dispose pas des fonds pour maintenir sa synagogue ouverte. Les choses se présentent très mal, et il est devenu peu à peu cynique et amer avec le temps.

Sur le point de baisser les bras, il reçoit quelques nouvelles intéressantes. Un ancien membre de sa congrégation est décédé en laissant derrière lui une importante somme d'argent. Une bénédiction ? Ou le début de quelque chose de bien plus sinistre ? Le Rabbin Pierre peut-il simplement accepter l'argent et poursuivre ? Sa conscience lui dit que non. Entrez dans les pas de Russell Stone alors qu'il se déplace dans les environs de Manhattan et qu'il tente de découvrir la vérité.