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Quantum Conundrum

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Airtight Games
Release Date: June 21, 2012

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'Quantum Conundrum' (ALL) Shows Off The Fluffy Dimension - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2012 @ 12:09 p.m. PST

Quantum Conundrum is a multidimensional puzzle game where you manipulate your surroundings with the Interdimensional Shift Device (a glove) in order to find your uncle, an inventor who is lost in another dimension.

In Quantum Conundrum, players take on the role of a young kid dropped off on his uncle’s doorstep for the weekend; his uncle just so happens to be the brilliant, eccentric inventor, Professor Fitz Quadwrangle. Upon entering the Professor’s vast manor home retrofitted with crazy technology to test his latest hypotheses, players quickly realize their uncle has gone missing. Fortunately, players soon gain access to Professor Quadwrangle’s latest invention, the Inter-Dimensional Shift Device, which, at the press of a button, will shift the world around them to an entirely new dimension. In order to find him, players must use the newly found IDS Device to dynamically change the world to and from a variety of different dimensions to progress through the complicated Quadwrangle Manor. While on the journey, becoming adept at utilizing the various dimensions will help them trek from one bizarre and challenging room to the next. It might sound easy enough, but it is a tall order for a kid in a giant puzzle of a manor!

Players in Quantum Conundrum will be given access to five unique dimensions via the Inter-Dimensional Shift Device (IDS), an invention created by their Uncle, the brilliant, eccentric inventor, Professor Fitz Quadwrangle.  Those five dimensions include Normal, Fluffy, Slow-Mo, Reverse Time, and an unannounced dimension that will be revealed during GDC 2012.  With their Uncle mysteriously vanished, players must use the IDS to help them solve puzzles by controlling the world around them through the switching of dimensions.  Only by altering the laws of physics and time itself can players move from room to room in their Uncle’s vast and weirdly complex manor home.

The Fluffy Dimension is the first alternate reality the player will gain access to in Quantum ConundrumFluffy’s effects on the world might be all pink, soft and cute but players will quickly discover that the function of the dimension just might be the hard line between successfully solving a puzzle and restarting the level.

When players engage the Fluffy Dimension, everything in the world instantly turns pink, plush and light – like a world gone the way of cuddly and adorable cottonballs!  While cute, there is also a practical use for all of this rampant fluffiness – heavy objects instantly become significantly lighter.  Players can now move, carry and throw previously heavy objects – like metal safes – in order to build ramps and ladders, hit switches, or even get those objects airborne for bizarrely intricate reasons.  The Fluffy Dimension, in conjunction with the other alternate realities, will help players solve puzzles and continue their search for their missing Uncle through his vast manor home. 

Key Features

  • Engaging Puzzle Gameplay: Using the Inter-Dimensional Shift Device, players will shift to and from various dimensions to manipulate the world around them and clear levels with increasing degrees of difficulty. 
  • Experience New Dimensions: Each dimension the player gains access to becomes a valuable asset to manipulate objects in the manor in a specific way. For example, the Fluffy Dimension makes heavy objects ten times lighter, enabling players to move what was once an immovable safe from one place to the next.
  • Immersive, Interactive Environment: In addition to the various dimensions allowing the player to learn new skills and techniques, the look and feel of each dimension is completely distinct. When shifting to the Fluffy Dimension, everything in the room becomes soft and plushy like a cuddly version of its previous state. Every dimension carries its own atmosphere, letting the player feel like they are truly in the world.
  • Unique Art Style and Humor: The Professor’s manor and all the items within it have a unique style, but that’s not all. Players should be on the lookout for humorous touches and jokes scattered throughout the manor home. Who wouldn’t want to know what the infamous Professor Quadwrangle looks like in the Fluffy Dimension?  

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