Posts Tagged ‘shift’

Shifting World Japanese Trailer

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Shifting World 3DS hits retail on 04/24 in the US

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

More than 20 million players have enjoyed the Shift series of puzzle platformers on Flash, iPhone and Android. Tomorrow Fishing Cactus, Armor Games and Aksys Games are proud to see the Nintendo 3DS version of Shift, called Shifting World, hit the retail market.

You’ll find the game on the shelves in the US tomorrow (04-24), on the 26th in Japan (named Shifting World: “Shiro to Kuro no Meikyuu”! so cool!) (by Arc System Works) and finally in Europe around June?

What are you waiting for? Go grab it!

Shift Gains a Nintendo 3Ds twist in Shifting World

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

More than 20 million players have enjoyed the Shift series of puzzle platformers on Flash, iPhone and Android. Today Fishing Cactus, Armor Games and Aksys Games are proud to announce once again a new venture in the Shift series with a brand new version which will be available for the Nintendo’s 3D handheld. The title? Shifting World!

For those who missed that piece of unique gameplay, Shift is a simple platforming game turned inside-out with the addition of a shift function that allows the player to flip between the black and white portions of the game map, forcing them to warp their perceptions to proceed. It’s pretty much perfect as it is.

Working for more than 2 years on the Shift series, we thought we can make this game even more perfect with a specific take on the Nintendo 3DS. Shifting World takes the shifting element from the original game (rotators, keys, doors, spikes) and adds an additional layer of complexity (and new mechanics) by allowing players to shift between 2D and 3D. As far as the changes made, the story has also been revisted and will introduce new twists in a brand new funky universe!

Shifting World 3DS screenshot dual screen Shifting World Screenshot 3DS dual screen

Game is planned to hit the stores early Q2 2012. Stay tuned for more and in the meantime enjoy the screenshots!

Gamersdailnews grants a gold award to Shift Extended!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Another great review of Shift Extended (available on PSN Mini) has been posted on GamesDailyNews. On top of an extraordinary score (9.5 out of 10) we also got a Gold Award. Nice isn’t it?

“Who knew that black and white could be so much fun? It’s a very mature puzzle platform title that, while almost looking retro, is very modern and extremely interesting to play. I look forward to more like it.”

The full review can be found at this URL:

Firesale – Shift Extended on PSP/PS3 -50%!

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Hello everyone,

Today we suggest you turn your brain upside down at half-price! That’s right, we’re launching a special offer for SHIFT extended which can be downloaded in the Minis section of the PlayStation®Store! Download SHIFT extended on PlayStation®3 and PSP™ only for €1,99/$1,99 until March 15th!

A short reminder about the game: In SHIFT extended you’re an experimental subject in a strange lab. You don’t know what you’re doing here and no explanation at all is given to you. All you have to do is solve the many puzzles that are put in front of you. The thing is…you don’t really have a choice. Let the experiment begin…

With twice the content from the original version and brand new gameplay mechanics to push the challenge even further, SHIFT extended is the most complete experience of the series!

• A unique concept ; press one button and turn the level upside-down to reveal new paths.
• An amazing life-expectancy, thanks to its 120 levels;
• Entirely new game mechanics never seen before in the SHIFT series;

First “lab-tests” of SHIFT extended

« Curiously addictive » GamrReview by VGChartz

“SHIFT extended is a very good puzzle/platform game [...] If you’re looking for an addictive platform game, then SHIFT extended is the game for you.”. 9/10

“This isn’t your average lifeless port, but a new version boasting a few more features for your cash».

Eurogamer 8/10 4/5

CapsuleComputers 9,5/10 4/5 « Must buy »

GamingXP 87% TerminalGamer 8/10

DealSpwn 9/10

DirtyMindsGaming 9/10 8/10

Download SHIFT extended on PlayStation®3 and PSP™ only for €1,99/$1,99 until March 15th!

Fishing Cactus on Android!

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Hello world! Our games on the Android platform have just been released!


Android device owners (2.1 and up) can now enjoy our Shift, the critical acclaimed platform/puzzle game when and where they want.

This version of SHIFT was developed together with Handmark, whose SHIFT page is the central point to find all the necessary information about the game.

Click here to check it out!



2 other brand new games are available

OXO is similar to the Tic Tac Toe game you loved as a child, but a bit more challenging and now available wherever you go with the mobile game.

If you’re a fan of challenging casual puzzle games such as sudoku, crossword puzzles, jumble, dots – OXO is the game for you!

This game is available both as a free ad-supported and a classic ad-free versions.

Subway is a fun retro, arcade-style game testing your reflexes! Control your own subway network by triggering rail switches to make sure the trains arrive on time to prove you are a cool-headed station master! A retro 2D game featuring fast-paced gameplay that will get you hooked ’till the last train has reached its stop!

Featuring 5 survival maps with different art and music, Subway is a stylish survival game!

Now go ahead on the Android Market to get hours fun!

Shift Extended lands on EU & US PSN stores

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Shift Extended PSP minisShift Extended, a brand new version tailored for the minis and, of course, based on the successful Shift series, is now available on both EU and US PSN stores (available on both PSP and PS3 in the minis). It is available for 3.99$ / 3.99€.

It features unique set of levels (160 in total) as well as never seen game mechanics in the Shift series. If you don’t have an iPhone, are addicted to platform games and you have a PS3 or a PSP, this is a must buy! :)

Zallag, our publisher on this game did a great communication job and posted several trailers around the web. Here is the second one!

Shift 2 iPhone featured and new Shift2QRcode

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Shift 2 iPhoneA nice achievement for Fishing Cactus and ArmorGames as almost all AppStores (US, BE and FR at least) featured Shift 2 iPhone.

With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and ranked #27 out of 100 on the paid AppStore, we can say that we are on the road for another Apple success. Not to say we moved our asses and brought some great values to the sequel (120 levels, 30 bonus levels, 35 achievements, leaderboards, challenge friends online) and I must say the level designers at Fishing Cactus did a great job when designing all those new levels! We are all very excited and proud that you, players out there, liked what we created.

AppStore What's Hot Feature

And for those who are waiting for it, here is a new Shift2QRCode (use your camera to unlock a new level in the game):

And for those who don’t know what I’m talking about, this QR code unlocks a unique level in Shift 2 iPhone and if you get them all it will unveil something special. The question is: are you smart enough to discover the secret?!

For those who are still undecided here are some great reviews of the game:
AppSpy (4/5) (4.5/5)
AppSafari (4/5)

You can download Shift 2 on the AppStore by following this link.

Stay tuned for more Shift news, we have some heavy work under progress we hope we’ll be able to share soon.

Shift 2 level contest

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Shift iPhoneAs some already guessed, Armor Games and Fishing Cactus are bringing Shift 2 to the iPhone, and we need your help. We are looking for users to create and submit levels for ‘Shift 2′ that we can feature in the game.

If we end up featuring your level in Shift 2 (iPhone) you’ll get your full name in the credits as well as a free copy of the game in the app store.

The rules for the contest are as follows:

1. E-mail your level codes to
2. Make sure you include your full name to be listed in the credits
3. Lastly, submit an e-mail address that is easiest to reach you so the game can be sent to the winners.

Armor Games & Fishing Cactus wishes all contestants the best of luck! To get started, click here. Follow us on Twitter to know in real-time what we think about the levels submitted!

Behind the Level Design of Shift 2

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Yes, you heard me, that’s what I’m talking about. The Level Design process of Shift 2 levels.

Who knows? We might have something related in developement…