Shift Happens is a puzzle platformer focusing on cooperation and with great couch compatibility. At its core the game revolves around the “Shift” and the two protagonists “Bismo” and “Plom”. Bound together by accident, they can shift their masses between each other. If one of them shifts, they both change their sizes: the big gets small and the small one gets big!
- Blobby Volley meets the Giana Sisters! Bismo and Plom are loveable characters which could also be part of Blobby Volley, yet they’re jumping around like the famous sisters
- Shift it your way! Solve puzzles where Link would despair of. And do it the shifty way: Switch the masses and the abilties of the characters to manage your way through the world
- Content, Content, Content! Experience more than 40 multiplayer and 30 soloplay levels `cause Shift Happens is a real content monster
- Shift together! You know what? Invite your best friend, order some pizza and coke and play Shift Happens together. It doubles the fun. Fact!
- The worlds are waiting for you! Explore four different worlds which all vary in terms of look and feel
About the Game
At its core the game revolves around the “Shift” and the two protagonists “Bismo” and “Plom”. Bound together by accident, they can shift their masses between each other. If one of them shifts, they both change their sizes: the big gets small and the small one gets big! This core mechanic allows for challenging puzzles and funny interaction between the players. Cooperation and communication is the key to succeed. As an example of possible interactions, the characters can push and pull different sized crates or throw each other around.
Shift Happens does have lots of puzzles to solve with plenty of platforming bits inbetween. Its controls are very tight and reactive and there’s a lot of challenging levels that take fast reactions and concentration. Players always need to work and think together to finish the levels. And sometimes you may throw your partner “accidently” in a large tar pit to get the coins, the characters lose on death. With this side mechanic, Shift Happens also provides a small competition.
Developer: Klonk Games
Genre: Jump & Run
Platform(s): PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4