PickledBrain‘s Shifty will take you to a very unique adventure. In this stealth game, your mission is to steal money from the people while preventing yourself from being caught. The concept of the game may not be suitable for children but despite of its negative influence, Shifty is surprisingly entertaining and fun. The game doesn’t follow any plot which could have made it even more engaging but despite of the missing details, Shifty offers a lot of wonderful features that players will surely enjoy.
One of the game’s most interesting highlights of this game is the visually stunning graphics. It is presented in a well-polished 3D atmosphere with engaging boxhead-inspired interactive avatars (simple people images taken from Unity Asset Store). As soon as the game begins, you will be prompted immediately to an enclosed space. The settings will take place on a crowded park where you’ll find random people walking around. Each of them is provided with limited field of vision that you must be cautious of (just think of the stealth mode in Metal Gear Solid game). If you go near an avatar, a pop up box will appear which will offer you two option. You can pick between Pickpocket or Shift.
As what the term suggests, Pickpocket allows you to steal money from people. It takes 5 seconds before you can earn the money but you have to make sure that no one caught you during the process, otherwise, the alarm will be triggered and the cops will start to chase you. This is where the Shift will become handy. Once the alarm is triggered, the Wanted poster will be shown on the screen showing your physical appearance. Shift allows you to replicate the person’s suit, preventing you from being caught. If there are things needed to be improved in this game, it is most likely the addition of sound or music and also an interactive leaderboard system. Other than that, Shifty is an impressive game that you can confidently include on your game list!