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Puzzler Shift Quantum gets a release date of May 30th

In my review of EGX 2017 I mentioned a great little indie puzzle game called Shift Quantum, from Belgian developer Fishing Cactus. Shift Quantum is a cyber-noir puzzle platformer where you can shift black and white in order to invert the world and solve the puzzle. Its been in development for over a year and the alpha has been available through Steam but is now getting its full release on PC, PS4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch on May 30th here in the UK.

The developers also wanted to go one step further with Shift Quantum so they have given you the opportunity to design and build your own mind-tingling puzzles. Having a level editor open to the community was on top of the features list for Shift Quantum. The tool was created early in development, and the level designers even created everything you see and play in the game using it. All 117 levels!

Fishing Cactus have also revealed details about the soundtrack to Shift Quantum. Everything in Shift Quantum is about contrast; like a constant conflict between two parts. But what truly brings this feeling and atmosphere alive is the soundtrack, and to coincide with the theme of duality, we decided to work with two different music composers, Volkor X and Simon Felix in a very unique way. Each track was composed one after another in a form of ‘duel’ between the composers, so each track was embellished from the last.
The atmospheric, dystopian and cyberpunk-esc score will be available to purchase and download from the Steam and PlayStation Stores on May 30th when Shift Quantum is released; or you can pre-order the Cyber-Noire Edition exclusive to PS4 Europe, now, which includes the game, soundtrack and other goodies.”

Click here to pre-order the PS4 Cyber-Noire Edition.

Check out the official website for more information!

Tix @ EGX 2017 – Day 1 review

Thursday 21st September saw EGX open it’s doors to the masses, and with Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo all coming to the party with the biggest stands I have seen in my 5 years attending, it looks like being a great show. I was lucky enough to be able to let my teenage son come with me, but this year saw a strict focus on age related restrictions, so he was unable to play the majority of the AAA games on show that were rated 16. I suppose it was understandable as the VSC Rating Board and games trade body Ukie have today announced a renewed partnership in the form of their newly refreshed AskAboutGames site, which launched at EGX. Having this kicked off whilst allowing children to play (potentially) inappropriate games at the show was probably not the best policy!

So, my day one at EGX was not spent playing the newest AAA games, but I did unearth some gems within the Rezzed section.

We started off on the Xbox stand as the Xbox One X was powering most of their games. Both Forza Motorsport 7 and Super Lucky’s Tale looked amazing, and the latter really impressed me with its fun gameplay, and reminded me a lot of Banjo Kazooie. Cuphead also impressed but this is definitely looking like a controller throwing beast of a platform/shooter! The staff on the Xbox stand are also giving away 1 month Game Pass codes, so that’s well worth a look!

We then took a good look around the rest of the show floor, taking in the most wonderful merchandise available, mainly on the official Destiny 2 merchandise stand, which had the LOUDEST music playing EVER.! Thanks also to the chaps manning the Destiny 2/Virgin Fibre stand for letting my boy go home with posters, T-shirt and an inflatable Titan shield. That went a long way to improving his day!

Next was the Rezzed area, and the highlights of that section from day one is as follows.

Huntdown from Easy Trigger games is a very retro inspired, co-op 2D shooter where you play as bounty hunters tasked with taking down the gangs who control the streets. We played a demo on the Nintendo Switch but this is also coming out on Xbox and PS4 later in 2017. The Official Huntdown Website is here!

Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2 continues with the story of Vinnie the gangster from the original game. Its a hand drawn side scrolling shooter, which played extremely smoothly. I had never played the first one, but will definitely be checking this out! Check out the official website here.

Shift Quantum was a really fun puzzle game, where you switch the background from light to dark in order to escape a maze. My son is not a huge puzzle game fan but this was one he raved about afterwards! Developed by Fishing Cactus, Shift Quantum is currently only available on Steam, so check out the website here!

Dead Cells was one of my favorites from the Rezzed section. It is an upcoming roguelike-Metroidvania hybrid video game being developed by Motion Twin. Again, currently only on Steam but is being brought to consoles at a later date. Check out their website here! 

Check out the site for an update on Day 2, same time tomorrow!