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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! 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.
The game consists of four stages: the laboratory, the forest, the canyon and the grotto. Each with a unique art-style and gameplay. Besides the multiplayer Shift Happens also comes with a singleplayer mode that has a whole different set of level content.
Klonk Games is a game development studio from Munich, Germany. We formed through university, where we have started making games together. Now we are doing it on a professional basis with our very own company. We think games can be more than just entertainment. Mostly, because games are a huge part of our lives and we experience what games can mean for anyone on a daily basis. Games as a medium are great to not only entertainment, but also for expression and education. The team has been working together for more than three years, optimizing workflows and specializing in crafting experiences for various occasions and customers. Visit our Showcase for additional project information. For the past few years we have been working on our own projects as well as commissioned work for various customers, ranging from games, infotainment projects to interactive visualization applications. These are the famous Klonkers.