SHIFTER by Atmospherium

made by Atmospherium for LD28 (COMPO)
A game of squares, music, and heartbreak. And ice sculptures.

You only get one chance to determine which direction you go, and the music will take you there.


Coolness 90% 2
Overall 3.99 22
Audio 4.42 1
Fun 3.67 63
Graphics 3.87 106
Humor 3.25 142
Innovation 4.06 19
Mood 3.91 25
Theme 2.60 649


16. Dec 2013 · 04:29 CET
16. Dec 2013 · 04:29 CET
Wow that was a full multimedia experience! You had it all. Loved the humor and the audio in general. 5 stars overall.
16. Dec 2013 · 04:31 CET
Good job overall, nice game.
16. Dec 2013 · 05:57 CET
Awesome game. Loved reading the little stories.
16. Dec 2013 · 07:48 CET
Amazing game! Everything was great! Definite 5 star, although I couldn't see the theme. You really get to redo directional choices as many times as you want.
16. Dec 2013 · 19:13 CET
Amazing beats, I love it. Good job not putting perma death into this - I like the exploration aspect!
16. Dec 2013 · 19:14 CET
Great work, was a fun and sensory filled experience.
16. Dec 2013 · 19:15 CET
A fantastic audio visual experience. The only thing that, in my opinion, the game would benefit from would be if less try and error was involved.
16. Dec 2013 · 19:16 CET
A really cool atmosphere. I had hoped for a little more intense puzzle, but the music and the story were great!
16. Dec 2013 · 19:23 CET
Very nice... good graphics!
16. Dec 2013 · 21:17 CET
I really LOVE this. Why Audio rate has only 5 stars??!
16. Dec 2013 · 23:03 CET
Really fun, great music, great atmosphere, and funny storyline. Nice how you synced the audio with the graphics.
Nick Weihs
16. Dec 2013 · 23:05 CET
Awesome! Music was baller and the story was really fun to read as you were going through
17. Dec 2013 · 06:18 CET
Nice graphics and music, like an interactive piece of audio-visual art.
17. Dec 2013 · 06:19 CET
Very cool graphics!
Bloated Hippo
17. Dec 2013 · 07:17 CET
I loved it!
17. Dec 2013 · 08:09 CET
Midnight Creators
17. Dec 2013 · 17:39 CET
Our guy loved the music with the system of drive, the only thing I would change would be the option of keeping the prescionada key and move straight to the investment of having to confirm my direction after reaching a base.
Great game
17. Dec 2013 · 18:50 CET
I really like this game :D Soothing and fun at the same time! Reminds me of Thomas Was Alone! Stellar graphics and audio!
Team Techno
17. Dec 2013 · 18:52 CET
The game was very good, I really like the idea. A bit difficult and I think it may need a bit more instruction to help someone get playing. Overall, a good game.
Midnight Creators
17. Dec 2013 · 20:20 CET
AMAZING game! I really loved the audio and the "story"! Also, congrats for the programming! Very cool, congratulations!
17. Dec 2013 · 22:18 CET
At first I was confused with the controls, but I got over it and enjoyed the game a lot. The graphical work you did here is really awesome, makes me want to switch to Unity ;-) Very solid work overall.
18. Dec 2013 · 00:32 CET
Pretty fun, I liked the story as well. The music made it all the more enjoyable too. Really good job!
18. Dec 2013 · 03:17 CET
A really solid entry, great job!
18. Dec 2013 · 04:22 CET
i had so much fun with this one. really nice concept and really nice game. good job! :)
18. Dec 2013 · 05:14 CET
Really fun and interesting game. The music was awesome and I really liked the flavor text.
18. Dec 2013 · 05:16 CET
Great game. Really love the music and how it tried into the gameplay.
18. Dec 2013 · 05:36 CET
Cool story mechanic and tie in with the music makes it a really nice experience.
18. Dec 2013 · 22:32 CET
Great game, the audio really compliments the gameplay and graphics. :D
18. Dec 2013 · 22:37 CET
Very fun experience, and great story! Going to play the post-compo now, in hopes of more of SHIFTER's life story! Well done!
19. Dec 2013 · 02:51 CET
I absolutely loved it! Love the music, the graphics, and the game itself! Job well done
19. Dec 2013 · 03:03 CET
Very nice entry, I like the mechanic and going with the audio always works wonders :) Good job!
19. Dec 2013 · 04:03 CET
Couldn't find the use of theme, but it was otherwise one of the best experiences this LD so far. The beats were sick!
19. Dec 2013 · 07:42 CET
Great presentation of the story, made flowing between the blocks mean something, while also giving direction when you hit a dead end. Great work!
19. Dec 2013 · 08:59 CET
Cool :) I didn't get the theme integration, great story stuff happening, I couldn't tell if the story was tied into the direction i was going, so negative things were said when I went towards a dead end? Pretty awesome stuff :)
19. Dec 2013 · 18:25 CET
Not much variety in this one, at least there was the story to read. Extra graphics point for having indications for the path.
19. Dec 2013 · 21:25 CET
Neat game ! I loved the sound and the effects,
But to short :)
20. Dec 2013 · 17:54 CET
Liked the story, the music is nice, graphics are nice the gameplay is lacking a bit. I think you should try focusing more on your strong points as it is gameplay take too much focus while pushing the other things to the background.
20. Dec 2013 · 18:42 CET
Shifter didn't like this game. Of course he wasn't jealous or insecure about his entry. Do you doubt his story?

Loved the whole thing, watched Jellycakes play it so the story was a bit spoiled, but was still enjoyable :)
Will Edwards
20. Dec 2013 · 19:17 CET
Looks gorgeous :) Could use a few more levels and a power ups and all kinds of building on top of it. Very nice.
21. Dec 2013 · 03:38 CET
My first impressions on your game :D
21. Dec 2013 · 19:57 CET
Great music and innovation!
23. Dec 2013 · 01:38 CET
Really interesting idea! I like it.
local minimum
27. Dec 2013 · 22:05 CET
Nice work with audio and mechanics. Sometimes one had to wait a little for the square to get its queue to send the player away. A small comment on that note. While waiting it didn't seem like there was a chance to regret/override a direction given. I think that would have been nice. Maybe also some indication about the proximity of the target circle. Some examples could be visually pulsing out a light every other beat, or auditory by letting it be the audio source for one of the sounds. Just a thought. Anyhow a really nice little game.
28. Dec 2013 · 15:49 CET
I loved the idea, the visuals and the music! With some more work on the gameplay, you're in the right direction. Good job!
29. Dec 2013 · 10:45 CET
very impressive entry. My only real issue with it is that it could do with a bit more guidance at the start but trial and error still gets you there. Well done on a very well presented effort.
30. Dec 2013 · 16:18 CET
Great game!
05. Jan 2014 · 15:40 CET
Nice visuals and story. I also like its vibe and rhytm. Well done!