SHINE – Journey of Light

Ages: 6 and upDeveloper: Fox & Sheep


Shine – Journey of Light is a stunning journey through a fantastical world filled with ethereal imagery and symphonic music that guarantees to delight. According to the story, the darkness of the night is created by an inky dye mined by Night Mites and the stars are brightened by their counterparts, the Moonies. But, one fateful night the stars fail to shine and all but one Moonie is lost. She must explore the world and find her friends.

Mechanically, the game consists simply of tapping on a continuously scrolling screen to move about, avoid obstacles, and collect the shimmering balls of light. Game play is extremely simple and relatively repetitive; however, this is intentional. According to the developers, the goal was to produce a game that allowed players to relax and immerse themselves in the soothing atmosphere of the game. When competing against other apps marketed to children, Shine may struggle because of its basic nature. However, there is unique value in its simplicity and in the concentration and patience it both requires and instills.

Sharon Heuscher ©2018 Parents’ Choice

Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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