Press Kit


Shadow Bug started as a student project in Aalto University, Helsinki Finland, and has now grown to be something much bigger. Aalto is where a pro gamer and a triple-A title level designer could meet and form Muro Studios in 2015. Our powers were first combined in a game jam game of planetary nuclear warfare and we haven’t looked back since. Shadow Bug is now live on Steam!

Game Description

Shadow Bug is a new kind of platformer game for desktop and mobile with emphasis on action and speedrunning. The control scheme of the game is specifically designed for fast movement. You play as Shadow Bug and try to stop the evil factory from polluting your forest home. You do this by attacking on enemies and slicing them to pieces.



The core of Shadow Bug is the way you move around in the game world. Attack on an enemy on the screen to leap and slash with lightning speed. Attack multiple enemies one after the other to move through levels in the slickest way you could imagine. Enemies in Shadow Bug are more of a tool of getting where you need to go than a threat – but be careful, they do bite if you let them!


Since Shadow Bug is a game with free movement to all directions, it needs a rich world filled with exploration. Shadow Bug’s adventure takes the player through 36 beautiful and twisted hand crafted levels. The challenges vary from dodging spinning blades among treetops to solving puzzles in underground tunnels of toxic waste. Not to mention the 6 memorable boss fights.

Mesmerizing Art

The fairytale like world of Shadow Bug comes to life with gorgeous multilayered parallax backgrounds. These colorful and picturesque landscapes are contrasted with the mystical silhouettes of vividly animated game characters.

Breathtaking Soundscape

The pace of Shadow Bug’s adventure is set by an epic soundtrack of multiple themes. The immersion of the game becomes complete with custom made high quality sound effects – so we do encourage the use of headphones when playing!

Awards and Achievements

Press Coverage

Steam Pre-release

App Store Post-release

App Store Pre-release

Muro Studios

Kim Valori – Code
Juha Ylimäki – Art

Veli Laamanen – Sound and Music for Shadow Bug