Sierra’s ‘Shiftlings’ is Now Available (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

Sierra today launched Shiftlings, independent developer Rock Pocket Games’ original side-scrolling puzzle platformer, for current-generation consoles and PC.

Shiftlings’ inventive spin on physics-based puzzle platforming comes from its two leading characters, a pair of half-witted extraterrestrial engineers whose space suits are hilariously linked by a single air hose. By passing gas back and forth, the Shiftlings can expand and deflate instantaneously to slip through tight spaces, move heavy objects and bounce to new heights, dragging each other along with every step.

Shiftlings features more than 50 clever stages of traps to traverse and collectibles to discover across five astronomical worlds. Players can take on the universe alone, controlling both cosmic custodians, or tether to a friend for two-player cooperative multiplayer online or locally.

Set within an intergalactic reality television show, Shiftlings’ cartoonish presentation lends itself to plenty of humor between its comically unaware stars and the watchful announcer, casting players as both participants and viewers through the adventure.

Shiftlings is now available for $14.99 on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system via the PlayStation Network and Windows PC. It will be available for the same price on March 4 for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, through the Xbox Games Store. This game is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!