Shift Quantum is a brain-busting platformer using a unique mechanic called SHIFTING, a way to twist your environment and invert space around you. Bend your mind to reach the exit of each level and unveil the secrets of a strange program. Extend the experience, create and share your own levels.
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Release Date:
May 30, 2018

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July 2

Bug Fixes and Dev Steam Page

Hello Shifter,

We recently fixed a few bugs and wanted to let you know. Please don't hesitate to let us know if you find more issues.

Steam Patch notes: (patch 1.0.6)
  • Fixed issue causing player to fall off the world
  • Fixed issues with player not dying from falling crates
  • Fixed stability issues in the editor
  • Updated time out to 15 seconds to fetch community levels
  • Fixed update of black and white blocks that could sometimes be incorrectly set
  • Removed default entry and exit door when creating a new level in the editor

Also, Steam has a new functionality allowing developers and publishers to create their own Steam pages. We made one for Fishing Cactus, where we'll share info about all our coming games that don't have steam pages yet but also run contests to reward the community. Follow the dev page and comment its latest announcement in order to win prizes such as t-shirts and copies of our games.

Cheers :shiftheart:
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June 8

Learn more about the level editor with Mary from Axon Vertigo

Shift Your Imagination with Shift Quantum’s Level Editor

We wanted Shift Quantum to be more than just a puzzle game, where we aim to draw you into the world, give you purpose and ask questions. Shift Quantum’s core creates perspective duality by inverting the world between black and white, but we wanted to deliver this conflicting two-sided existence beyond more than just the aesthetics.

During development, we paid particular attention to the details; making it an interesting, rewarding and challenging experience. Shift Quantum’s Level Editor is not just a tool, it is part of the detail that brings the story to life.

When you play Shift Quantum, you participate in the Axon Vertigo’s experience. When you use the Level Editor to create your own puzzle challenges, you are no longer as an experimental subject, instead, you put yourself into the shoes of an employee of Axon Vertigo creating cerebral progression levels for the Shift Quantum program. Just like our game designers when they created all 117 levels of the game.

The wide variety of gameplay blocks associated with the shift mechanic is an open door to creativity and head-scratching solutions. You will be able to conceive your own crazy levels, share them with communities to be played and receive a level rating. The higher and more ratings you get, the top of Axon Vertigo’s best level page you will go.

We needed the tool to be very user-friendly and easy to pick up and to guide you in your first steps, Mary from Axon Vertigo has provided a preview video on how it all works. Remember we are delivering happiness to all subjects, so have fun!
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“The best puzzle games force you to think in a new way, and Shift Quantum looks to do just that.”
PC Gamer

“(...) very good game, which manages to renew sufficiently its ideas to please the veterans of the series, while proposing to the newcomers something which, finally, we don't see anymore”
8/10 – Canard PC

“Shift Quantum is an impressive and fresh experience”
8/10 – Nintendo Life

About This Game

In this one of a kind puzzle platformer, tease your brain with a unique mechanic called Shifting. Create negative space by inverting the black and white world to transform barriers into escape routes.

Shift the world, twist your environment, bend your mind to unveil its secrets and solve each brain-drilling level.

Make use of all special gameplay blocks to overcome obstacles and get to the exit to find the happiness you have been searching for and promised by Axon Vertigo, the secret company behind the Shift Quantum brain program.

Make use of the embedded level editor to create your own custom levels and publish them to the community, then play an unlimited amount of community levels coming from all platforms, STEAM, PS4™, Xbox and Switch!

Don't limit your challenges, challenge your limits.


  • Stylish black and white game world set in a cerebral cyber reality
  • 8 new and unique gameplay elements to challenge your brain with puzzle and action mechanics
  • A brand new story based on a mysterious AI controlled character
  • Solo content with over 100 unique levels that will test your abilities like never before
  • An easy-to-use, fully fledged cross-platforms level editor allowing you to create your own levels
  • Share and play levels from other platforms (Xbox one, Playstation 4 and Switch)
  • Level creation contests, speedruns and weekly votes for top levels and showcase
  • Astounding cyber-noir soundtrack to Shift Quantum created by Volkor X and Simon Felix.
  • Controller and keyboard support
  • Big picture support
  • Steam achievements and leaderboards
  • Cloud save progression
  • 4K Supported
  • Steam Controller supported

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or above
    • Processor: Intel i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD6000 series -OR- GeForce GTX 600 (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any integrated or dedicated sound card that supports directsound
    • Additional Notes: Online connection is required to share and download community levels
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