Aksys and developer Fishing Cactus add a literal extra dimension of play by also putting "2D" and "3D" switching in the levels. There's also a "level generator of awesomeness" that makes levels from DataMatrix barcodes -- the same barcodes that appear to be the visual inspiration for the game.
Despite its windowed origins, Shifting World is making a move up to retail. Aksys is planning a 2012 release.
Coming to the Nintendo 3DS™ System in 2012!
TORRANCE, Calif. -December 6, 2011-Acclaimed video game publisher Aksys Games is proud to announce their partnership with video game developer Fishing Cactus in order to bring you the puzzle platformer Shifting World. Based on the award winning Shift series originally by Armor Games which has been played by over 16 million players on the web, the Nintendo 3DS version will be the first of the series to hit consoles and introduces an all-new art direction, level editor, 3D functionality, and a level generator of awesomeness that works by taking pictures of DataMatrix bar codes with the 3DS camera.
Shifting World is first of the SHIFT series to adapt the famous puzzle gameplay to full 3D.
Shift the world, from black to white and white to black. Use that to your advantage to overcome the game's obstacles and find your way out of the room.
A new layer of puzzles: switch from 3D to 2D and from 2D to 3D with a button.
Over 60 levels total in Adventure Mode, Bonus Mode and Time Attack Mode!
Shifting World is scheduled for a 2012 release on Nintendo 3DS. Shifting World is rated E for Everyone with Violent References by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). More information about Aksys Games and Fishing Cactus can be found at www.aksysgames.com and www.fishingcactus.com.
About Aksys Games
Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a localization studio and boutique video game publisher specializing in the Japanese-to-English translation of games and committed to publishing unique, multicultural, high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms with its small, but talented staff. Its lineup of games include 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (Winner: "Best Story/Writing" Awards from IGN and Nintendo Power), BIT.TRIP RUNNER (2011 Independent Games Festival (IGF) Excellence in Visual Arts award), and the acclaimed BlazBlue and Guilty Gear fighting game series. More information about Aksys Games and its products can be found on the company's website, www.aksysgames.com.