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Shinonome PC

An action game in which we find ourselves in Edo period Japan and, as a heroine named Yono, try to escape from a haunted house. In Shinonome, we don't fight enemies, but outsmart them in various ways - setting snares for them or pitting them against each other.

Action | roguelike | logical elements | 2D | top-down | indie games | Japan

Shinonome Release Date PC


developer: Wodan publisher: Wodan

English language game language: English

Shinonome is an action game, with roguelike elements. It was developed by indie studio Wodan, headed by Kenichi Iwao and Tatsuya Yoshikawa - industry veterans who previously worked at Capcom, Square Enix and Nintendo, among others.


Shinonome takes us on a journey to Japan from the Edo period. The game's main character is Yono - a young student who finds herself in a haunted house. The protagonist must do everything to survive, outsmart the monsters and phantoms roaming the rooms and corridors, and find an escape route.

Game mechanics

In Shinonome, the action is observed from a top-down view. We traverse a haunted house, looking for a way to leave it in one piece. Since Yono can't fight, in order to cope with the mummies lurking around her, the girl has to show cunning and guile above all. By observing the behavior of her enemies and carefully studying clues such as the tracks they leave or the sounds they make, Yono learns their weaknesses. He then uses the latter to set traps for them, lure them to certain places or pitting one monster against another.

Game modes

Shinonome offers three variants of gameplay. While in Harae you find yourself in a hand-designed house, in Misogi you try to escape from a procedurally generated building, acquiring resources and equipment along the way, while in Gyou you traverse an endless maze of dungeons.

Technical aspects

Shinonome features simple, cartoonish graphics, which are enhanced by pixel-art character sprites and manga illustrations.

Game mode: single player  

Age restrictions Shinonome: 12+

Shinonome System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Dual Core 2.4 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 or better
  • 500 MB HDD
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Recommended:
  • Dual Core 3.0 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 760 or better
  • 1 GB HDD
  • Windows 7 SP1
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