Shape Shifter: Formations is an action twin-stick shooter with rogue-lite elements, where you must destroy hordes of geometric enemies alone or with a friend. Select your ship and combine a large variety of weapons, abilities and infinitely stacking upgrades to craft your own unique build.
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Very Positive (147) - 95% of the 147 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 29, 2023
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“While the game is fully playable and enjoyable as it is, there is much more we want to do before we consider the game fully complete. We hope to expand on the game with more content, and we believe we can achieve a much better level of balance and polish by involving the community throughout early access.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to leave early access in roughly 3-6 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full release will be expanded in every way from the current version. Over time we'll introduce new weapons, ships, upgrades, levels, enemies and bosses.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

  • Play solo or in 2 player local co-op.
  • 15 Ships each with their own unique active and passive abilities.
  • 15 different weapons to choose from.
  • 150+ infinitely stacking upgrades to craft your build each run.
  • Expansive skill tree that provides permanent upgrades for every run.
  • Choose your difficulty with multiple customizable options.
  • Unlock new upgrades, weapons and ships by completing challenges.
  • Multiple enemies and bosses each with their own diverse attacks.
  • Short 30 minute runs, with an optional endless mode.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“As the game will have a much larger amount of content, systems and polish upon the full release, we will be increasing the price to correlate with the quality of the game.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will be constantly monitoring community feedback, bug reports, and feature suggestions through channels such as the Steam forums and Discord server etc. throughout development.”
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About This Game



Shape Shifter: Formations is an action twin-stick shooter with rogue-lite elements, where you must destroy hordes of geometric enemies alone or with a friend. Select your ship and combine a large variety of weapons, abilities and infinitely stacking upgrades to craft your own unique build.

Customize Your Loadout

Choose from a wide variety of ships each with their own unique active and passive abilities, ranging from protective barriers or invisibility, to shocking tesla towers and a burning laser. Pick the ship the suits your play style and outfit it with a weapon of your choice. Spend cores gained each run on the skill tree to provide powerful permanent upgrades.

Limitless Upgrade Combinations

Gain experience by killing enemies to improve your ship with infinitely stacking upgrades that allow you to tailor your build as you play. Tether your enemies together to chain damage, or release a barrage of icicles in retaliation when attacked. Unlock new upgrades that can be found in future runs as you complete challenges.

Shift Shapes

Survive against swarms of enemies before fighting challenging bosses each with their own unique attacks and abilities. Throughout the run, spend currency collected from killing enemies on further upgrades at the shop, in order to gain a greater chance at surviving the next horde.

Features

  • Play solo or in 2 player local co-op.
  • 15 Ships each with their own unique active and passive abilities.
  • 15 different weapons to choose from.
  • 150+ infinitely stacking upgrades to craft your build each run.
  • Expansive skill tree that provides permanent upgrades for every run.
  • Choose your difficulty with multiple customizable options.
  • Unlock new upgrades, weapons and ships by completing challenges.
  • Options for either manual or automatic aiming/firing based on your preference.
  • Multiple enemies and bosses each with their own diverse attacks.
  • Short 30 minute runs, with an optional endless mode.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel I5 2500 or AMD Equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 670 or AMD Equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Lowest spec available for testing, may run on slower hardware at your discretion.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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