Red Panda Interactive and Fishing Cactus have confirmed that “cyber-noir action-puzzle platformer” Shift Quantum is coming to the Switch this spring.
A unique monochrome adventure, Shift Quantum is built using Unreal Engine and uses a gameplay mechanic called ‘shifting’. Puzzles are solved by creating negative space, which involves inverting the world and transforming what once were barriers into viable escape routes.
The story revolves around Axon Vertigo, a fictional (at least we think it is, anyway) company described as “the world’s leading authority and most trusted friend in cerebral contentedness programming” which “promises to deliver better life quality for everyone”. The whole setup feels similar to Portal, so expect some narrative twists and turns along the way.
Shift Quantum is one of the latest recipients of Unreal Dev Grants, which provide financial support for developers working in Unreal Engine 4. Let us know if it’s up your street by posting a comment.