March 8, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture
A pair of jelly creatures, Bismo and Plom, can swap sizes and abilities at will, making for some cooperative puzzle platforming fun in Shift Happens.
Two players will need to work together to get the most out of Shift Happens. Each player can take on the mass and powers of one of the characters, switching size and powers back and forth to use those abilities to get through the game's puzzling environments. Working together, you will be able to snag all of the collectibles and work your way through the game's handful of odd environments.
You can choose to do this online or with someone sitting on your couch (who you can punch should they decide to be less than helpful with their powers, which is also entirely possible with all of those bubbling hazards kicking around). You can also choose to handle this all on your own in singleplayer mode, although the levels are different and it's not quite the same without a pal.
Shift Happens has four different worlds full of puzzles and potential death for you and a pal to run through. And maybe these poor squishy folks will come out all right in the end. You know, if you can resist the need to kill each other for a bit.
Shift Happens is available for $14.99 on Steam and Xbox One, and will be coming to PS4 on March 9. For more information on the game and developer Klonk Games, you can head to the game's site, the developer's site, or follow them on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.