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SCHiM is an unconventional platform game in which we navigate a lost spirit, jumping from shadow to shadow. The game is the work of indie developer Ewoud van der Werf, working with Extra Nice studio.

Arcade | platformers | Isometric view | indie games | experimental/art |

SCHiM Release Date

18Jul2024in 1day


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SCHiM is an unusual platform game in which we control a schim - the spirit of an object or creature (in this case, a human), moving through shadows. It was created by two people - indie Dutch developer Ewoud van der Werf and collaborator Nils Slijkerman from Extra Nice studio, which released it. The game in its original version was created in 2020 as an exam project and was developed and refined after generating interest on Twitter.


Every object or living being has a soul, or schim, which under no circumstances should be separated from its object. Unfortunately, this happens to one of them - he is separated from the man with whom he was united. We take on the role of this lost spirit and must find and reunite with our essence before it's too late.

Game mechanics

In the world, shown in isometric projection, full of life going on with its own rhythm, we move by jumping on platforms created from shadows. They can disappear when the light source is cut off and move along with the objects and creatures they belong to, so we have to plan our moves wisely and influence the environment in such a way, interacting with it to create a path for ourselves. Each level can be passed in many ways.

On our way we meet other schims and characters we can help.

Technical aspects

The game world stands out in terms of graphics - it's a vibrant leveles made in a simple cartoon style, based on just four colors.

Last updated on 12 July 2024

Game mode: single player  

Age restrictions SCHiM: Good for all ages.

SCHiM System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 650 or better
  • 2 GB HDD
  • Windows 7
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