Handmark Announces Two New Games

Handmark Announces Two New Games

Feb 21, 2011

Leading mobile application developer Handmark, in partnership with Fishing Cactus, today announced the release of “OXO” and “Subway.” These titles have actually been available in the Android Market for about a month now but hey, better late than never. You may remember Handmark from my Shift Puzzle Game review, a unique puzzle platformer I most definitely enjoyed. Handmark seems to have an affinity for minimalism and these next two titles are no exception.

Shift Puzzle Game Review

Shift Puzzle Game Review

Feb 8, 2011

[Update 2/25: Handmark has since updated Shift to include a better control scheme. I’ve also been told app-to-SD support is coming. Thanks Handmark!]

Shift is a unique puzzle platformer originally developed for the desktop and now available on Android courtesy of mobile media company Handmark. In this minimalistic game-noir you find yourself being greeted as Subject 12378 (although the market game description and original use Subject 32763). You’ve found yourself the subject of a twisted experiment and are trying to find your way out. Using the games on-screen controls you must try to run, jump and “shift” your way towards the door while avoiding spiked death traps.