iPhone App Video Review: :Shift:

Apr 29, 2011

:Shift: is an app created by game developer Handmark. The app has been out for a while now and has recently made its sequel debut on iPhone. The game is essentially a puzzle app with one of the most unique twists I’ve seen in a game. The object of the game is to collect keys in the level to unlock the door to escape.

This is a typical gameplay mechanic that can be found in plenty of games. But where the game actually shines is in its unique parallel reality mechanic. Each level is essentially two separate levels, the white side and the black side.

The player has the ability to switch at will to either side and will need to do so in order to solve the puzzles. This is by far one of the most mentally stimulating puzzle games I’ve played in a while as it really challenges you to think outside the box. The sounds and graphics aren’t anything too special but the gameplay definitely makes up for it. I occasionally had some issues controlling the character with the buttons but it eventually became second nature.

The game is available in the App Store for a relatively cheap price and is definitely worth the price asked for such a creative game. Check it out.

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Erik Fikkert

With a heart for technology and its synergy with daily life, Erik has been involved in many different areas of media. He has composed music for film, designed branding for local companies and currently enjoys spending his days playing with iPhone apps and keeping up with the latest tech news.

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