Redshift Blueshift is a tournament-ready pong-like 2D shooter in which two pilots fight for glory in their variable paddle ships! Power up your shields, unleash a horde of drones and homing missiles on your opponent and keep the hyper-ball in play! Supports local multiplayer and single player vs AI. Gamepad strongly recommended.
User reviews:
Overall:
Positive (36 reviews) - 94% of the 36 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 24, 2015

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TWO SHIPS BATTLE AN ENDLESS WAR IN SPACE AND TIME


Redshift Blueshift is a lightning-paced local multiplayer paddle game in which two pilots fight to keep the hyper-ball in play while contending with obstacles and threats unleashed by their opponent!

Played best with a friend and two gamepads, you can also play single player or with a keyboard!

How to Play


Gamepad: Right-stick: Move / A: Fire / X: Speed Change
Keyboard: Arrow Keys: Move / X or V: Fire / Z or C: Speed Change

Paddle Mode: Dodge drone fire and missiles and hit the ball!
Fighter Mode: Shoot at anything sharing your ships colors!

Redshift Blueshift was originally created in 48 hours for Ludum Dare 30, where it placed #6 overall and #2 in audio. Since then it has been accepted into the Magfest Indie Videogame Showcase as well as the first Indie Megabooth at EGX!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Storage: 55 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.5
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Storage: 55 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux kernel 3.0
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Storage: 55 MB available space
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Overall:
Positive (36 reviews)
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TreeButtSmash
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
- I hit the ball.
- I shot the thing.
- Friend died.
- Laughed at friend.
- Died too.

swirly eyes/10
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rock3tz
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
Fun.
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SpaceCouncil
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 13
ESPORTS! This is a fast paced very frantic versus battle of Breakout for 1 or 2 players.

Initially it may seem very chaotic and a bit hard to track everything going on, especially as you are supposed to shoot the things that are the same color which at first is a bit counter intuitive but very quickly is easily acclimated to. The main objective is to make the other person unable to hit the ball back and not to shoot things (that is a secondary objective again, which is at first also counter intuitive.) Each time the ball hits the top of the screen it switches colors; During this transition your ship will be a paddle or a ship. The paddle means it's your point to lose. The ship means defend yourself against tertiary enemies or pop power ups to distract your opponent.

There is a 1 player mode vs. an AI controlled opponent which with each win at a higher difficulty unlocks a new AI at an even higher difficulty, you can also unlock ships that way which have slightly varying porperties. The 2 player mode is extremely balanced perfect for all your try hard couch co-op esports leagues. Low barrier of entry but hard to master. From time to time I found myself staring at a focal point in the screen and only using my peripheral vision to track 2 or 3 items simultaneously.

There is even a very easily accessed dead zone scaler (changes the amount of area you must move the joystick before an input is actually taken, mostly to avoid excess drifting for lose joysticks) for those of you who may have some older gamepads or joysticks like myself. The soundtrack is rad, super great music and sound effects. Reminded me of “Luftrausers”

Very reminiscent of games like Niddhogg, Capsule Force and the like. Quite enjoyable.

Join the Council of Space Dragons here. Breaching the impasse beyond Omega 4.
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shinmai
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 11
Awesomely fun local multiplayer.

Want to have an arcadey LAN? Get Redshift Blueshift, Nidhogg and a Windjammer arcade cabinet, draft your tournament tables and prepare for the best time of your life.

The controls are tight, the gameplay is intuitive and quick to pick up and completely skill-based, no RNG nonsense.
Music and visuals are spot on, and the game runs very well vene on modest hardware.

There isn't much to say about the game, it's very simple in a very VERY good way.
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phillyx42
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 30, 2015
This game is very easy to pick up and learn. The controls are very simple. It is best played with a controller, and it even recommends you do so as the game loads, however you can get by with a key board. My first time playing it was with the key board and I managed to survive my first round through against the computer. However I would admit that the game play was much more smooth and enjoyable once I tried it with the controller.

Don’t hesitate … jump on this game now … you will not regret it. It is a great experience alone or with friends. We played on both a MAC and PC, both had a smooth gameplay.

You can see my full review at http://www.confidentgamers.com/one-ship-two-ships-redshift-blueshift-review/
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astarr
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 28, 2015
I'm not big into casual gaming and I'm just a little too young to feel nastalgia for Pong and arcade games of this era, So retro games don't appeal to me, but I was recommended this by a friend.

It's fast-paced, and the difficulty levels change the dynamics drastically. It won't be a relaxed game of Pong with some Alien Invasion elements; it's mellowest moments will still have you seeking powerups, watching for the ball to bounce back, and watching for enemy powerups.

I have yet to play with a human, but I'm sure it makes for a fun game on local co-op, much like arcade games would. I recommend it because it is replayable, challenging and fun!
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zooboo
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2015
Redshift Blueshift is a local-multiplayer arcade game that's equal parts Pong and old-school shmup. Originally conceived for the game jam, Ludum Dare 30, this Steam release sees enhanced graphics, tougher AI, controller support, and various other polished nuances. The game is simple; two spaceships volley a hyper-ball back and forth until one misses. Along the way, players can shoot canisters to send drones or missles to their opponent, or equip shields to protect themselves. It's fast, chaotic, and totally fun.

Usually, it's hard for me to have fun playing a local-multiplayer game alone. However, I can confidently say that it delivers a pretty fun single player experience, and the AI definitely impressed me. The game starts you off at an easy pace, letting you learn the game and how to handle your ship. As you get better and beat the computer, new difficulties are unlocked, testing your skills with a blend of twitchy movement and fine ball-control. This game can easily appeal to casual and hardcore players alike; it's really easy to pick up for a game or two or challenge yourself to unlock all of the achievements. Also, if you're super competitive, you can shoot for the highest score on its global leaderboards (which is no easy feat, speaking from experience). Graphically, the game uses charming pixel art that's easy to read during the frenetic gameplay, along with character portraits that even taunt when one player makes a mistake. However, the experience wouldn't be as good without its amazing soundtrack. It's an awesome combination of chiptune and rock and makes all the action even more exciting.

The biggest draw for me is the price. I honestly feel that $8.99 is a little steep for what feels like a $5 game. I ended up getting a copy from IndieGameStand for $1, and it's definitely a great addition to anybody's game library. Players also might be frustrated with the lack of content that there really is. Still, you will definitely get more than a few hours' worth from its single-player campaign against a well-designed AI opponent. If price is a huge factor for you, I'd suggest waiting for a sale. I also recommend having a buddy around; I've had some of the most fun games just playing against my little sister. Redshift Blueshift is an amazing love letter to 80's/90's era anime, videogames, and music. This game is a great gem to play, and I highly recommend it.

TL; DR: For fans of Lethal League, Nidhogg, and other competitive couch multiplayer games.
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kungfu_sidekick
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 13, 2015
★★★★½
The merciless AI on this retro version of space pong will make you wish you had friends.
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binary_blob
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 2, 2015
An excellent arcade style action game. Fast and chaotic yet finely tuned and responsive. The game's concept is straightforward enough to pick up and play quickly with friends, but mastering the timing and technique required to play against the difficult A.I. (or experienced human opponents) takes much longer.

The game is playable in one or two player mode, though I've found it also works very well with more players trading off in local tournament style, as the increasing speed between points keeps the rounds short and intense.

The game also features some great tunes, a bright and well animated pixelart style, and steam achievements to add extra challenges for both one and two player mode.
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ContraNetwork
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 27, 2015
One Two Ship Ship Blueshift Redshift is a good game, that manages to entertain if you play multiplayer.
There are no additional modes and weapons counterattack are few!
The game fun, but consider buying only if you have a friend to play with!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXJEVUqy4YM
(Below is the Italian full review)


Redshift Blueshift è un gioco arcade, dove bisogna controllare una navicella e giocare a ping pong, cercando di recuperare la palla ostacolando il nemico con missili ed altre armi!

Feature:

Stile retro
Navicelle sbloccabili
Multiplayer
Supporto al Gamepad
Supporto alla Carte e Achievements Steam


Parere personale:

One Ship Two Ship Redshift Blueshift è un buon gioco, che riesce a divertire se lo si gioca in multiplayer.
Non ci sono ulteriori modalità e le armi da contrattacco sono poche!
Il gioco diverte, ma considerate l'acquisto solo se avete un amico con coi giocarci!

Voto:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=549022420
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2015
Can't you beat your friends in table tennis or air hockey? Fear no more, Redshift Blueshift is here to give you the equality! Now you can use some tricks and a shiny screen to beat them easily. (Uhm.. maybe they can still beat you since they are good at reading your moves.)

Pros:
+10/10 Balance
+Suitable for e-sports ( The game has no online multiplayer, though.)
+No pre-defined skill level at multiplayer. It can be super hardcore or super casual depending on you and your friend.
+Catchy audio

Cons:
-Sometimes AI feels like unbeatable at singleplayer. It can annoy casual players.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2015
Absolutely fun as hell, fast paced superhardcore space schmup pong.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
ESPORTS! This is a fast paced very frantic versus battle of Breakout for 1 or 2 players.

Initially it may seem very chaotic and a bit hard to track everything going on, especially as you are supposed to shoot the things that are the same color which at first is a bit counter intuitive but very quickly is easily acclimated to. The main objective is to make the other person unable to hit the ball back and not to shoot things (that is a secondary objective again, which is at first also counter intuitive.) Each time the ball hits the top of the screen it switches colors; During this transition your ship will be a paddle or a ship. The paddle means it's your point to lose. The ship means defend yourself against tertiary enemies or pop power ups to distract your opponent.

There is a 1 player mode vs. an AI controlled opponent which with each win at a higher difficulty unlocks a new AI at an even higher difficulty, you can also unlock ships that way which have slightly varying porperties. The 2 player mode is extremely balanced perfect for all your try hard couch co-op esports leagues. Low barrier of entry but hard to master. From time to time I found myself staring at a focal point in the screen and only using my peripheral vision to track 2 or 3 items simultaneously.

There is even a very easily accessed dead zone scaler (changes the amount of area you must move the joystick before an input is actually taken, mostly to avoid excess drifting for lose joysticks) for those of you who may have some older gamepads or joysticks like myself. The soundtrack is rad, super great music and sound effects. Reminded me of “Luftrausers”

Very reminiscent of games like Niddhogg, Capsule Force and the like. Quite enjoyable.

Join the Council of Space Dragons here. Breaching the impasse beyond Omega 4.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2015
One of the few indies available that is better when in any social setting. Host this at your local nerd bar, nerd convention, art show, community center, afterparty, corporate event, college night, dorm party, house-warming party, costume party, high school reunion, family reunion, fundraising event, or any-event-where-more-than-1-person-is-present and you're bound to have good times. (Fun for all ages too!)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2015
Simply brilliant!

or brilliantly simple. Once again proof that sometimes the simple game ideas are the best.

This game takes pong and adds a little shmup elements to it to bring forth a very speedy ping-pong game between two ships. Shooting enemies, explosions and (if enabled) shaking screen makes hitting the ball harder.

Local multiplayer potential is also very high as learning curve is low.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
One Two Ship Ship Blueshift Redshift is a good game, that manages to entertain if you play multiplayer.
There are no additional modes and weapons counterattack are few!
The game fun, but consider buying only if you have a friend to play with!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXJEVUqy4YM
(Below is the Italian full review)


Redshift Blueshift è un gioco arcade, dove bisogna controllare una navicella e giocare a ping pong, cercando di recuperare la palla ostacolando il nemico con missili ed altre armi!

Feature:

Stile retro
Navicelle sbloccabili
Multiplayer
Supporto al Gamepad
Supporto alla Carte e Achievements Steam


Parere personale:

One Ship Two Ship Redshift Blueshift è un buon gioco, che riesce a divertire se lo si gioca in multiplayer.
Non ci sono ulteriori modalità e le armi da contrattacco sono poche!
Il gioco diverte, ma considerate l'acquisto solo se avete un amico con coi giocarci!

Voto:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=549022420
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2015
Competitive games are not my thing. Be they hardcore like CS:GO or stupid fun like Mount Your Friends, I can barely enjoy myself for little over an hour before I get bored of whats offered.

Redshift Blueshift is not one of those games. Best described as raquetball in space with pong style ball physics and shmup components, it's a game that demands your attention and challenges you from your first step. There are three ships to unlock through defeating the four levels of AI, coming with their customary advantages and disadvantages. In a game, there are three potential drops; shields, missles, and some floaty eye dude that shoots big ole bullets. The latter two may not seem much at first, but they can spell an end to a match fairly quickly if you don't take them out quick enough or use them to your advantage. They also contribute to the screen filling up insanely quickly with projectiles and explosions, making it easy to lose the ball if you get too caught up in the pretty effects. On top of the projectiles slowing you down, the distracting nature of these helps bely the small nature of the court, and once the ball picks up speed, matches make or break your ability to adapt.

The frenetic pace of each game (consisting of either 3 matches to 10 depending on your preference and masochism) means even the most drawn out and rough contests will only last 5 to 10 minutes. For any other game this would be bad. Real bad. However, the addictiveness and the challenge presented means it take mere nanoseconds to start a new game and jump in again. As of now I've only clocked in about 45 minutes, but I'm itching to wipe out the final AI and gather up all those sweet sweet steam achievements. Coupled with some nice local co-op, RSBS has a lot of longetivity. Sadly, there is no news on matchmaking or competitive online...anything yet, but I'd be all over it if they ever made it. So far, there are just leaderboards, and for now I shall take pride in my as of now number 30 spot. I have no doubt I will sink lower as time goes on, but I will love every second anyway.

With flawless controls, a wide variety of challenges, wonderful chiptunes and a helping of trading cards, this lovely little title is something special indeed. For less than a combo meal at a fast food joint, this game is absolutely, undeniably worth your time.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
70.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2015
This game is amazing. You play a little spaceship with a ball that bounces on walls, breakout/pong style. Every time the ball bounces off the top, the color (and therefor the person who must hit the ball) changes. So far, pretty nice game with pretty graphics and nice music. But then, there's these little cubes that drop from the top colored to your ship. When you hit them, they do one of three things:
1. release 3 missiles that target the other player but turn slowly
2. spawn a turret that moves around slowly and fires white spheres that can hit both players, but are aimed at the opposing player
3. a shield that absorbs one hit from a missle or above mentioned white sphere
When you get hit, you're stunned for a moment and can't move. At first, this doesn't seem all that bad, but if you get hit at the wrong time, then you can't bounce the ball, and your opponent gains a point. Because of this, strategy is not simple. This game elegantly combines both skill (in being able to hit the ball in the way you want) and quick thinking strategy. All in all, worth the money ten times over. I can't wait for network multiplayer.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2015
"Dang, I wish this had online multiplayer! You can even have player characters trash-talk each other so you don't have to, it's perfect!"
Alas.

As it is OSTSRB is just another perfect couch versus game for all you sibling-having, friend-inviting weirdos.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2015
Redshift Blueshift is the type of game that you would get if you combined Pong with a shoot 'em up. In the game you control a spaceship that also works as a paddle. You need to hit the ball when it is your turn. When it is the other player's turn you can shoot powerups that either give you an advantage or hurt your opponent.

I had some fun with Redshift Blueshift. While the game has a single player mode I would recommend playing against another player since the computer difficulty levels are either too hard or too easy.

While I enjoyed the game I wish the powerups had more of an effect on the game. For the most part you are just playing a game of Pong with the occasional instance where a power up actually influences the game. The only other problem I had with the game is that it is the type of game that you are only going to want to play in short doses. Redshift Blueshift is not the type of game that you are going to play for hours at a time.

If you like Pong I think you will enjoy Redshift Blueshift.

Note: I received a free review copy of the game from the developer.

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