A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Buy Now$8.99 USD or more

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A Summer with the Shiba Inu is a visual novel with interactive, meaningful choices.

When Syd the Shiba Inu returns to Shiba Island after a ten year absence, she sets off a chain of events that overturns the lives of all the dogs she had left behind. She gets back in touch with her old friend, Max, and along the way meets a mysterious Labrador retriever named Quei-Li. (What’s a Lab doing on the Island, anyway?) They are her only remaining allies as she tries to survive the past that made her leave the Island in the first place.

Max bumping Syd and Syd bumping back GIF

Syd. 36 centimeters. Spends way too much time and money on vapour.dog games. Barks at dogs twice as large as her. Loves coffee!

Quei-li. 59 centimeters. Recent hobby project: hacking public transit security cams. Forgets she's not Shiba Inu sized in public spaces. Heart of gold.

Max. 43 centimeters. Security gadgets enthusiast. Will talk to you about his Jay Chow Chow and Britney Samoyed CD collection. Kind and down to earth.


An emulated instance made so that Reality can be reallocated amongst the dogs of the Island.

This allocation is based on ranking, and therefore how good a dog is.

It could be said that the ranking based on these ARInas maintains the social order.
And it is in my best interests to ensure that I have the highest ranking possible. I will fight tooth and claw for it, because only then can I gain freedom...


  • 3 main endings for Syd, with 10+ endings for other dogs depending on your actions!
  • Visual novel with story wordcount of ~70,000
  • Random facts about dogs in menus
  • 30 Steam achievements
  • Dog bark button in preference menu

Streaming / Recording

Streaming and recording the game is permitted.

  • In order to record or stream, you must link to the Steam or itch.io store page in the description.
  • We'd love to see the content you recorded: Tweet us @quill_studios!

Game Manual

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorQuill Game Studios
GenreVisual Novel, Adventure
TagsAnimals, Dogs, Meaningful Choices, Story Rich


Buy Now$8.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $8.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

A Summer With The Shiba Inu (Windows) 473 MB
A Summer With The Shiba Inu (Mac) 456 MB
A Summer With The Shiba Inu (Linux) 457 MB

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