In this puzzle game (which is also a platformer) from Square Enix you are dropped off at your uncle’s house only to discover he’s missing. Plus, the house is a bit strange - even more weird than you remember it, which is saying something considering your dear uncle is a mad scientist and all. And there’s a little matter of that massive explosion that happened just as you arrived. What exactly is the deal here?
To find out you’ll need to make use of your uncle’s newest, and untested, invention, the Interdimensional Shift Device (IDS). This gadget lets you freely jump amongst four dimensions, each of which change your physical environment differently in this puzzle game.
And this is important because each room presents you with a navigational puzzle you’ll need to solve to progress and, eventually, find and save your uncle - who’s providing colorful commentary on your successes and failures the entire time.
Need to get to a high ledge? Use the IDS to switch to the Anti-Gravity dimension and float on up there. Need to move a heavy item to open a new path? Switch to the Fluffy Dimension where everything is as light as a feather. And so on…
You can only access one dimension at a time, and before you can switch to a new dimension you must first activate it, which at times means locating the proper batter and installing it in the proper power receptacle for a particular room.
In addition to manipulating the world around you with the IDS you’ll need to pull off classic platformer (or platform game) moves such as running, jumping and interacting with switches and platforms. Death, of course, is all around you in the form of toxic pools and bottom pits you can fall into, along with deadly laser beams. Or you can simply fall from too great a height or attempt a "jump too far."
Don’t fret too much about it though, dying merely sets you at the start of each puzzle to try, try again. Your goal in each room is to find the exit door and proceed to the next mind-bender. If this sounds a little familiar to you, there’s good reason: Quantum Conundrum was designed by Kim Swift, who co-created Portal, which is one of the most popular puzzle games ever.
This exciting platformer is simply overflowing with quirky humor, and everyone will enjoy the Unreal Engine-powered visuals. Fire it up and let the family help you solve Quantum Conundrum’s conundrums.
But wait...there’s more! We’ve included not one, but two downloadable content packs for you to enjoy once you’ve finished the main game: IKE-aramba! and The Desmond Debacle. Together, these add two new wings to your uncle’s house to explore and 12 brand-new levels brimming with more challenging puzzles to solve.
To play, navigate to the GeForce NOW menu within SHIELD Hub on your SHIELD Android TV, portable or tablet. You’ll find Quantum Conundrum in the New for Members category.
GeForce NOW is the world’s first cloud-gaming service capable of streaming PC games at up to 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second. Members enjoy access to a library of 60-plus games they can play on-demand, plus the option to purchase new games and play them instantly. Membership is free for the first three months, then just $7.99 per month.
If you don’t already own one, run out and buy an NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV today.