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Professor Ambrose Patovich is researching parallel realities. His experiments with opening a doorway between this reality and another have thus far been frustrated.

But his most recent experiment was more successful than it seemed! Now, at will, he can shift between this reality and another that is exactly like it, only offset by about fifty-two inches.


X:  Jump

Z : Shift parallel realities


Game design, graphics, programming: John D. Moore

"Vaata" by Fupi. Used under CC0 license.

"Meeting Place" by Snabisch. Used under CC-BY 3.0 license.


The original jam version with 6 stages was made in less than 17 hours for Utah Indie Game Jam 2023 and released under the title Reality's Off by 52 Pixels on November 12, 2023; it is preserved here for so there's a record of jam submissions.  The 1.1 version was released the following day, November 13, with additional polish, 4 more stages, and its current title.

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorJohn D. Moore
Made withAseprite, GameMaker, Bfxr
Tagsanthropomorphic, brain-teasing, challenging, duck, Puzzle-Platformer, Retro
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)


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Parallel Problems 20 MB
Reality's Off by 52 Pixels (Original Jam Version) 4.4 MB
Parallel Problems (macOS) 27 MB


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This was really cute! Nice job, love a cute puzzle-y platformer that bends my brain in a new way.


Played it and liked it - a nice, difficult little jump'n run puzzle game! :)


I Hate this game