Remember that game about dogs running an alien airport? Yeah, it was called An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs, wasn’t it? Well Sunshine Shuffle is the next game from those quirky creators, in which you can play poker and decorate a boat.
So what are you doing on this boat? Well, you’re a private investigator and you’re trying to get to the bottom of the largest heist ever pulled on the Eastern Seaboard. The perpetrators are going to happily talk to you about this because, in exchange for telling the truth, they’ll get amnesty as opposed to a bullet – you’ve been hired by the mob, whose money it was they inadvertently stole.
Also, you get to decorate their boat.
It’s a narrative poker adventure that is hopefully going to pull on your heartstrings a little as you get to know the characters you’re playing with. Of course, that’s because they’re somewhat foulmouthed criminals and they’re bickering about a game of cards.
In a review somewhat coloured by the world that we lived in at the time, Alexis wrote about An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs, saying “It’s hard to say how impressions of Dog Airport Game might have changed if we’d gotten the game outside of a pandemic, but it’s a lovely comedic slice of a forgotten time when air travel was normal. Just with tons of weird dogs and puns.”