A late article to the IGR community, this year we are more than happy to present you with Shift. Shift is a puzzler with a difference. This game challenges, puzzles and thrills gamers alike with vertigo inducing heights, sophisticated puzzles and multiple routes for every level. It has received more than positive reviews during its gameplay throughout the convention and demo day. Be sure to check it out at AVCon!
Developer – Photonic Game Studios
Title – Shift
Platforms - PC
Genre – Puzzle Platformer
Shift is a first person, full 3D puzzler, where you must manipulate your environment in order to create your own solution, and escape to victory.
Isolated and alone in a virtual world, it's you and the environment, and you'll need your wits about you. It appears as if you are all powerful, but beware, the world is not as it seems, and for the reckless, it is all too easy to become your own enemy.
Tear the world apart in your quest to find blocks, understand their power, and use your creative brilliance to shift the world to your will.
Shift is beautiful in it's simplicity. It is a sleek voxel puzzle with the main mechanic revolving around picking up and placing blocks each with their own game changing abilities. You may find a large gap and be presented with the choice of building a bridge of ice or jumping over with bounce blocks.
While seeming like a normal platformer, it radically breaks away from any other game of its genre. Challenging players to use their logic and creativity to solve each puzzle. Levels can prove challenging or exceedingly simple depending on the route that the player chooses allowing for multiple replays and hours of fun.
Once you have finished a level it becomes more addictive to go back and try it over again to get to the finish faster. I have thoroughly enjoyed this game throughout the demo day and the convention and I have not been alone. Check the game out at the AVCon Indie Games Room.