Shift Happens is out now for Nintendo Switch

Shift Happens is out now for Nintendo Switch

Challenge your friends in the local campaign mode of this award-winning puzzle platformer

Shift Happens, the winner of the German Video Game Awards 2016 in "Best Gamedesign" and "Best Kids Game", is out now for Nintendo Switch™. Published by Daedalic Entertainment and developed by Klonk Games, Shift Happens focuses on cooperation and can be played solo or in a local co-op mode through 40 levels and four unique worlds filled with traps and puzzles.

In Shift Happens the players take control of Bismo and Plom, two jelly blob creatures that were joined together in an accident. The duo must use their newly-acquired power — the ability to exchange their size and skills seemingly at will — to survive a strange laboratory, overgrown green forests, dry canyons filled with deadly winds, and bitter cold caves. “Teamwork” is an important aspect of the game: When shifting, both characters change sizes simultaneously in a symbiotic relationship. The bigger blob gets smaller — and the smaller blob gets bigger.

  • The bigger blob can throw the smaller blob across chasms, push heavy crates, survive in shallow water, and activate weight-based triggers.
  • The smaller blob can jump higher/farther, move under small barriers, and be “launched” by the bigger blob.

The players always need to work and think together to finish the levels. And sometimes you may throw your partner "accidentally" in a large tar pit to get the coins, while the other characters lose on death. Trust or wealth, which route will the players take?

Key Features

  • Fun and demanding jump'n'run levels with cooperative gameplay
  • Two different sets of levels: 40+ levels in co-op mode and 30 levels specifically for solo players
  • Extra challenges and rewards will be unlocked while playing
  • Special Hat-Feature: Bismo and Plom are able to wear funny hats and wigs inspired by famous YouTubers and Streamers. Try out Gronkhs-wig or a joystick and donut hat of Smosh Games!

Shift Happens is available digitally through the Nintendo eShop for $14.99. The game is already available on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and Steam.

Awards & Recognition

  • Winner "Best Game":FilmFest München, "White Elephant", Child-Media-Awards" - Munich, 26. June, 2016
  • Nominee "Best German Game": German Video Game Awards - Munich, 7. April, 2016
  • Winner "Best Gamedesign": German Video Game Awards - Munich, 7. April, 2016
  • Winner "Best Kids Game": German Video Game Awards - Munich, 7. April, 2016
  • With Mercury Shift Nominee "Best Newcomer": German Video Game Awards - Berlin, 21. April, 2013

About Klonk

Klonk is a game development studio in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. With its award-winning debut title Shift Happens, it has grown from a small student team to a mid-sized developer. The team consists of ten MD.H alumni who founded the company in 2013 after their graduation in gamedesign. Klonk works on own IPs as well as contract opportunities and external production unit.


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Sandra Hübner Head of Communications, Daedalic Entertainment GmbH
Sandra Hübner Head of Communications, Daedalic Entertainment GmbH
About Daedalic Entertainment

Daedalic Entertainment publishes and develops high-quality games for all platforms. The company has a diverse line-up of high-quality titles, including classic adventures, RPGs, and strategy and multiplayer games. With more than 80 employees, Daedalic is currently developing a new line-up of innovative games across consoles, PC and mobile platforms.

Among the AAA titles in production at the studio are the team-RTS A Year of Rain (PC), as well as The Lord of the Rings – Gollum (multiplatform). A Year of Rain combines classical elements like base-building and a comprehensive story campaign with hero-focused and team-oriented gameplay. The Lord of the Rings – Gollum is an action-adventure that tells the story of Gollum from a perspective never witnessed before in any storytelling media, all the while staying faithful to the legendary books of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Based in Hamburg, Germany, Daedalic is one of Europe’s most acclaimed publishers and developers. With a total of 32 awards in the German Developers Award (including multiple accolades for “Studio of the Year”) and 12 German Computer Game Awards for genre-defining games such as Deponia, Edna & Harvey, Silence, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth, The Long Journey Home, and State of Mind, Daedalic is a record holder for the two most prestigious games awards in Germany.

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