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Shift Happens

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Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 7, 2017
Xbox OneMar 7, 2017
PCFeb 22, 2017
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Klonk Games

Publishers: Deck13, FFF Bayern

Genre: Platformer

The two jello jelly creatures Bismo and Plom got connected in a tragic yet funny accident and thus can exchange their size and abilities at will. Welcome to the world of Shift Happens - the only game out there which doesn't take a closer look at the body mass index and where players are actually forced to work togehter (and occasionally stab each other in the back). Experience thrilling adventures in four totally different worlds. Explore a freaked out laboratory where Bismo and Plom had their accident! Uncover the secrets of the overgrown green forests...... and survive the dry canyons where a deadly wind awaits you...... just to prepare you for the bitingly cold caves! The twist: Shift Happens is pure fun for solo players, yet its full potential can only be experienced together. Play it with your best friend while hanging around on a couch enjoying a pizza. Together you can solve puzzles and fight over precious coins. Coordination and communication are key to a successful journey. The game also features a singleplayer mode with different level content. Although the game is primarily meant to be played by two people, you can play the completely different singleplayer levels without another person.

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Shift Happens is a rewarding and challenging puzzler that is especially enjoyable in co-op. The gradual introduction of new and increasingly complex mechanics is done right, and you'll feel on top of the world as you grow more adept at utilizing them.

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You’ll be shifting between sizes many times throughout a level – but it’ll only work with solid communication.

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Shift Happens is a platform game with arcade mixes ideal for all ages. Take the control of Bismo and Plom, two beings made with chemical compounds that want to escape from the factory just where they were created. You can play it in the company of a friend, online or locally. Enjoy!. @

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8 / 10

Shift Happens is a fun puzzle game with colorful graphics and character design that oozes charm. There is a nice variety of puzzles that keep things feeling fresh so that you don't end up doing the same puzzle style over and over again. The amount of content is brilliant, and depending on your skill level, you're looking at 8-12 hours to complete everything the game has to offer. The two characters offer a lot of smart abilities for solving puzzles, and the puzzles themselves are very creative, giving your brain a decent workout.

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