Shardlight is a point and click adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world, 20 years after World War III. It was published by Wadjet Eye Games in 2016 and features a female protagonist, Amy Wellard, who is trying to survive in a devastated world ruled by aristocrats who try to remain in control of the population.
Things get interesting when Amy finds a group of rebels and realizes the government has been lying all along about the availability of a vaccine for a disease that plagues the population.
See the full walkthrough for Shardlight below and take Amy on a harrowing adventure through this dark and dangerous world. Find the truth about the vaccine and confront those manipulating the population for their own benefit.
The Reactor – Head underground to fix the broken reactor.
Danton’s Letter – Find Danton in the market district and give him an important letter.
Gordon and Gus – Caught between a rock and a hard place Amy is tasked with helping Gordon and Gus get back on their feet.
Ministry of Medicine – Make an appointment to see the doctor and then find the Central Storage vault.
Rockwall Prison – After being captured by the guards make your escape from Rockwall Prison.
Reaper Cult – Follow the leads to find the Reaper.
Wally’s – Enter the subway to find the last remaining train under the city.
Quarantine Zone – Enter the Quarantine Zone to find supplies for the Reaper.
Final Confrontation – Find a way to mass produce the cure and confront your enemies.
- Speak with everyone you come across. They may have important information or give you clues about what to do next.
- Examine each location thoroughly. Left click to interact with an item and right click to examine an item. Amy will say different things and may give clues as to what to do when you try to interact with or examine an item.
- Move the cursor to the top of the screen to view your inventory. You can examine and possibly interact with items in your inventory as well.
- If you get stuck on a puzzle take a little break and come back to it. Most puzzles involve interacting with items in the environment or giving items to someone to progress with the plot. There are also a few, but not many, logic puzzles throughout the game.
Shardlight is an Indie adventure game released in March of 2016 by Wadjet Eye Games who also brought you The Blackwell Legacy, Gemini Rue and Primordia.
Shardlight received mixed reviews when it came out with some gamers praising its character development, plot and soundtrack while others criticised the pacing of the game and didn’t enjoy some of the puzzles. Overall the reviews tended to be more positive than not with Metacritic giving the game 75/100 and PC Gamer a 66/100.