Calgary dev shop launches iOS game ShiftMaze

Vertical Motion Blog

Calgary, Canada – Vertical Motion is proud to announce the release of ShiftMaze, an adventure puzzle game available in the iTunes App Store. ShiftMaze is the first game created in partnership between Vertical Motion and game design company FPM Software.

The inaugural product from fledgling game design company FPM Software is a variation on the classic top-down maze game. In ShiftMaze, the user can movie rows or columns to help the Hero find the exit before danger befalls him. The game features:

  • Sixty levels
  • Six tilesets that change the ‘flavour’ of danger players experience
  • Six Enemy Types
  • Statistics that track players’ timing and moves so that they strive to improve
  • Dynamic risks such as enemies, random shifts, timers, and more
  • Random maps that ensure that players never play the same game twice

Vertical Motion joined the iPhone/iPod touch game project as a partner when the development was in pre-beta stages. They developed all of the visual assets for the game, in addition to developing the corporate collateral for the parent company FPM Software. As a team the developers at Vertical Motion and FPM Software challenged themselves to make a truly engaging play experience by emphasizing staged learning, steady progress, and balancing the interplay of luck and skill in the design of ShiftMaze.

ShiftMaze was featured in the New and Noteworthy section in the Apple iTunes store.

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Meghan Somers
meghan at theagencyinc dot ca
+1 587 899 0615

About Vertical Motion

Vertical Motion is a Calgary based software and mobile development firm that has been creating customized Web, iPhone, Android, and Windows business solutions since 2006. The Vertical Motion team has skills that encompass software development, native and web-based mobile development, business analysis, enterprise integration, online marketing, and graphic design. Vertical Motion has developed multiple customized applications to solve real-world problems for businesses of all sizes.

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