Press Release for Immediate Release
Mons, Belgium – 21st of September 2012 - Fishing Cactus, the Belgian video game studio behind Shift and Creatures 4, today announces, in partnership with Armor Games, Aksys and Rising Star Games that the brain-smashing puzzle hit Shifting World for 3DS is hitting the shelves of all European stores while you're reading this. A FREE one-level demo is available for download through the 3DS eShop.
Originally released as a browser game that has now been played by over 20 million players worldwide, then ported to mobile smartphones and tablets, on which it has been downloaded and enjoyed by 16 million people, Shift is now making the jump into full 3D in this exclusive 3DS edition titled Shifting World. This is by no means a straight port but rather a reinvention that takes full advantage of the extra dimension. The famous monochrome style remains, and so does the core principle of the gameplay: invert the world to best the levels. Player will constantly switch between 3D and 2D views to find his way through 60 levels spread over 5 unique worlds.
Shifting World has been developed and designed by Fishing Cactus, in collaboration with license-holder Armor Games and U.S. publisher Aksys. Aksys has already launched the game in Northern America and Japan, where steady sales have already established the title as a solid slowburner. Shifting World is brought to European shores through reputable distributor Rising Star Games.
"We are very proud to bring the Shift franchise to a Nintendo platform, and we truly believe we have done the 3DS justice by exploiting its best features in this Shifting World opus. We're also excited to team up with a savvy publisher such as Rising Star Games for distribution of the title across Europe.", stated Bruno Urbain, Studio Manager at Fishing Cactus.
About Fishing Cactus
Fishing Cactus is a Belgian video game development studio founded in 2008 by four experienced AAA talents, from the ashes of 10Tacle (Totems, Urban Race). A very prolific team, Fishing Cactus has already worked on over 50 different titles for a wide variety of digital platforms (iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox Live, PSN, Nintendo Wii et 3DS). The gang has performed work-for-hire for several top-tier publishers such as UbiSoft, SEGA or BigBen Interactive. Their track record includes the critically acclaimed Shift (iPhone, iPad, Nintendo 3DS), which has already been played by almost 16 million people worldwide, Paf Le Chien (best-selling iOS free app of 2011 in France), Trenches Generals and Shaun White. Fishing Cactus currently employs 30 programmers, designers and artists in Mons, Belgium.
About Rishing Star Games
Rising Star Games Limited is a European video games publisher for Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo DS™, Microsoft Xbox 360® and Wii™, Sony PlayStation3®, PSP™ and Vita™. Rising Star Games has published close to 100 games with a schedule of exciting releases for 2012 and 2013.
For more information please visit www.risingstargames.com