Catch The Shapeshifter - iOS Press Kit

Last Update: 4/30/2016.

Fact Sheet:

Title: Catch The Shapeshifter

Developer: Atelier Lyrebird, LLC

iTunes Release Date: 12/21/2016
Genre: Action Puzzle.

Rating: +4.   

Price: $2.99.

Ads: No.

In App Purchases: No.

Size: 65.8 MB

Min iOS: 8.0 or later.

Devices: Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.  

Requires Wifi: No.

Screen Orientation: All.

Engine: Custom game engine using OpenGL ES 2.0.

Languages: All. 


Press Relations: Chris Sidhall at

Build v1.0:

This is a much upgraded version over the current Android v1.4.0 release.  

  • Added a normal and difficult game toggle.  The difficult setting allows for extra enemies and different character sets.  
  • Added animations to some of the shapeshifters and orbs.
  • Interface and settings menu has been reworked.
  • Most of the game engine has been  reworked and improved.
  • Some music was reworked.
  • Several backgrounds where reworked with new animations or moving components.
  • Tutorial level was removed and incorporated in the first level with more arrow helpers and extra lives.
  • New ability to carry over extra lives earned. 
  • Added a fog effect on certain levels.
  • Added higher resolution textures support for large screen phones and tablets.
  • Refined the adaptive difficulty algorithms.

Build v1.2:

  • Added camera shake. 

Game description:
Catch the shapes that change in a game that blends fine art with a new fade mechanic where objects can change shape or rotate while invisible.
Your adventure will lead you through maddening mazes and heart pounding countdown races!  Mysterious treasure orbs will help you along the way as you discover secrets and unlock stunning new worlds!  

Game Features:

  • 50 unique levels.
  • Power ups.
  • 3D backgrounds.
  • 20 audio tracks.
  • 2 game difficulty modes.

Gameplay Types:

  • Auto scroll levels,
  • Auto scroll maze levels with multiple path choices.
  • Timer countdown levels with user controlled scroll.

Power Ups:

  • Circle: Circles all to collect.
  • Avoid:  Marks  all to avoid.
  • Pause:  Stops the camera. 
  • Heart:  1 extra  heart.
  • Compass:  Displays a map.
  • Key: Unlocks path.
  • +1:  Bonus catch credit.
  • Triple dot: Gives three power ups.
  • Zap:  Removes objects to avoid or their bubble shield. 
  • Eye: Reveals invisibles.

Game Story:
Alex never liked having to clean the museum floors with a huge metallic vacuum cleaner strapped onto his back.  He warned his boss that it was just a bad idea for a museum with so many precious breakable things.   “Well Alex, for that stupid remark, you will have to vacuum the entire museum yourself tonight!”  and with an added evil laugh, his boss hurriedly left as he was missing his favorite TV show at home.

After many hours of grueling work, feeling hungry and exhausted, Alex reached for the delicious candy bar that he had saved in his pocket.  As he bent down to throw away the wrapper, the bulky contraption on his back smashed into a magnificent sculpture.  Amazingly, the work of art did not break but only vibrated like a guitar string….what appeared to be thousands of fireflies escaped from it and started to float down the halls of the museum.  In disbelief, Alex followed as many as he could and saw them morph shape and hide in various masterpieces hanging on the walls!  “This is not good, not good at all!” noted Alex as he closely inspected the changes in the paintings and wondered how he could fix this before his boss returned?  


 Atelier Lyrebird, LLC was founded by Chris Sidhall in 2015 and is based in California.  Our goal is to provide great entertainment with a zest of fine art.  

The founder is an international award winning photographer.  He has worked in the video game industry as a software engineer since the early 1990’s. 


  • Chris Sidhall.
  • Special thanks to Brenna Galvin for allowing use of her paintings as background art in level 25 and 32.

Catch The Shapeshifter was selected for The Indie Prize Showcase (Casual Connect USA 2016).
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