After our successful visit to the German Video Game Awards, we were super happy to hear Shift Happens was also nominated for the children media awards “Goldener Spatz”, which translates into “Golden Sparrow”. At the festival, we were awarded the prize for “Indie-Game4Kids”. Matt was in the city of Erfurt on the 10th of June 2016 to accept the prize on stage on behalf of the team.
We are especially happy about this prize, as the jury consists of children and they get to chose their favorite games. We are very glad you liked the game and you chose it as your favorite. A big thank you from our whole team to the jury, the festival organizers and all the people who made Shift Happens possible. The award means a lot for us.
We will take your critique into account and work on the story of Bismo and Plom for our next title, pinky promise!
Extract from the German jury decision[translation by us]:
All in all Shift Happens is an enjoyable and fun Jump and Run game, which convinced us with its child-friendly graphics, its promotion of teamwork, its clear goal, its big selection of levels and most importantly its huge enjoyability.
The prize is meant to honor child-friendly media productions in Germany. This years winners can be found here: http://goldenerspatz.de/festival/preistraeger.html
Shift Happens will come out this summer on PC and Xbox One. Playstation is due later this year. If you want to stay in touch for launch, consider adding your email to our list and we’ll let you know as soon as the game launches with a special discount.