The Shivah was the first commercial adventure game by Dave Gilbert of 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, a commercial 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.