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Shift Quantum

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: Red Panda Interactive
Developer: Fishing Cactus
Release Date: May 29, 2018 (US), May 30, 2018 (EU)

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'Shift Quantum' (ALL) Gets Dated, PS4 Exclusive Cyber-Noire Edition - Trailer

by Rainier on April 24, 2018 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT

Shift Quantum is a cyber-noir action-puzzle platformer in black and white, with a unique gameplay mechanic called shifting.

Axon Vertigo, the world's leading authority and most trusted friend in cerebral contentedness programming, promises to deliver better life quality for everyone. Connected to the Shift Quantum program, people will be enjoying a thoroughly entertaining and relaxing experience, while Axon Vertigo analyzes the activity of their brain to understand its functioning regarding pattern recognition and creative thinking better. All this with the willing to offer people what they’ve been looking for: happiness.

In Shift Quantum you play an avatar controlled by the player inside your own mind, deep inside Axon Vertigo's program. Do you have what it takes to beat all the levels and find your way out of this mental maze?

Solve puzzles by shifting the world from black-on-white to white-on-black. Create negative space by inverting the world and transform barriers into escape routes. Use this unique SHIFT mechanic to your advantage and overcome the game’s obstacles. Pay attention to the smallest detail: there may be more to this game than meets the eye.

Welcome to Shift Quantum, the official gaming solution provided by Axon Vertigo. Test subjects are invited to help our research and bring humanity to its fullest potential.

On top of significantly improve artificial intelligence while connected to the system, our Shift Quantum ‘game’ makes you smarter - leaving you happier and more fulfilled after each session. You are also able to create the next challenges for your fellow Shifters by utilizing the embedded level editor, controllable directly by your brain.

What are you waiting for? Join Axon Vertigo and make the world a better place.

Shift Quantum will be released on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch on May 29th in the US and Canada, and May 30th everywhere else. 

The PS4 exclusive Cyber-Noire Edition includes:

  • Digital download of the full game
  • A digital edition of the complete Shift Quantum original soundtrack by composers Volkor X and Simon Felix
  • Two themes: the *AXON VERTIGO* Dynamic theme and  *REPROGRAMMING* Static Theme
  • 4 pre-order exclusive avatars
The soundtrack will also be available on Steam at launch.

Key Features:

  • Stylish black and white game world set in a cerebral cyber reality
  • 8 new and unique gameplay elements to challenge your brain with puzzle and action mechanics.
  • A brand new story based on a mysterious AI controlled character.
  • Solo content with over 100 unique levels that will test your abilities like never before
  • An easy-to-use, fully fledged level editor allowing you to create your own levels and share them
  • Level creation contests, speedruns and weekly votes for top levels and showcase
  • Share and play levels from other platforms (Xbox one, Playstation 4 and Switch)
  • Controller and keyboard support
  • Big picture support
  • Steam achievements and leaderboards
  • Cloud save progression

Shift Quantum will be released on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch on May 29th in the US and Canada, and May 30th everywhere else. 

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