The Shivah was the first game by Wadjet Eye Games. It was originally a free game submitted in the June 2006 Monthly Adventure Game Studio game contest. After it won the contest, an extended version was produced with full voice acting and extras and released as a commercial product for Windows on September 10, 2006.
The game was further extended with updated graphics and music as the Kosher Edition. The Shivah: Kosher Edition was released on November 21, 2013 for Windows and iOS.