Newgrounds Background Image Theme
Upgrade Your Account!

Newgrounds made a lot of infrastructure upgrades this week and needs your help!

Become a Supporter for just $3 a month or $25 for the year.

Shout out to @travsaus for megaphone tankman!

The Case of Scary Shadows

Share Collapse

Log in to save your medals! Don't have an account? Create one for free!

Barely Bear 5 Points

Score 10 points

Rookie Bear 5 Points

Score 25 points

Almost Bear 10 Points

Score 75 points

Are we Bear yet? 10 Points

Score 50 points

Buzzing Bear 10 Points

Collect 2 honey jars

Daring Bear 10 Points

Collect 3 honey jars

Rare Square Bear 10 Points

Score 50 points without wrapping around

Square Bear 10 Points

Score 25 points without wrapping around

BearDevil 25 Points

Collect 5 honey jars

Shadow Killer 25 Points

Collect 3 fireflies

True Bear 25 Points

Score 100 points

Alpha Square Bear 50 Points

Score 100 points without wrapping around

Rare Bear 50 Points

Score 150 points

Serial Shadow Killer 50 Points

Collect 7 fireflies

Alpha Bear 100 Points

Score 200 points

Omega Bear 100 Points

Score 300 points

Author Comments

Collect acorns; Avoid Shadows; Wrap-around from side to side; Honey can give you a lot of points (4,8,12,16...), but it also releases bees; Fireflies make one shadow disappear;

WASD/Arrows - move;
P - pause / help;
M - sound on / off;
L - change quality;

The Case Of Scary Shadows is a game made for the "Bears - In honor of spring" art exhibition held in Belgrade City Museum Gallery in March 2016. It is inspired by a folk belief about the beginning of spring. When the bear wakes up from his winter-long nap and goes hunting for food, he mustn't see his own shadow, because only then the spring can begin. In the game you play as a bear avoiding your shadows, while collecting acorns. This promo art was made by our friend Aleksandar Zolotic:

Log in / sign up to vote & review!

Newgrounds accounts are free and registered users see fewer ads!

the honey is crack and the peppers are pipes to smoke it with

While the idea is simple, the game is very upbeat and entertaining. However, I'm questioning how the bear can handle all that food. And doesn't it get tired of jumping up and down and running at full speed? No? Alright then. Just asking.

Also, I have some handy advice for players. Memorize when the fireflies come so you can be ready. The fireflies are extremely important, but you might not realize it until it's too late and they're covering the whole screen. Anyways, memorize at what points the fireflies come (for example, the first one appears at 45 points, the next at 66, and so on) so you can be ready to stab those shadows like a . . . er . . . shadow stabber, for lack of better words.

The bottom line (literally) is that this game is pretty good, and I like it.

ragevb responds:

Yes, fireflies are really important. I'm so glad you liked the game. You might also like this one http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/678906

funny and hard game. mayby make some lives into it so you can touch the shadow x-times before you start over

How do you get away from the GD bees?

ragevb responds:

Don't panic, slow down and wrap around more often :)
This video might help you figure it out: https://youtu.be/dNcChbymsIA?t=1m32s

this is a really fun and cool endless-runner game, it's execution is wonderful with it's stylish graphics and it's amazing happy music. this game just keeps motivating you to keep playing and beating your own high-score.