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Double Cross is a 2D adventure platformer developed by 13AM Games, the studio behind the award-winning Runbow. It was released for Switch and PC in early 2019.

Zahra Sinclair is an agent of R.I.F.T., an organization that keeps peace throughout the multiverse. A recent attack on headquarters thrusts players into a thrilling new case where they must use their R.I.F.T. developed gear to sling, swing, fight and investigate across distinct dimensions, gathering clues to bring themselves one step closer to finding the identity of the attacker and save every variation of the universe.


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  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The Funderdome's backstory; robots overthrew the humans & turned their Earth into an interdimensional tourist trap.
  • Alien Non-Interference Clause: Due to a risk of instability, R.I.F.T. does not allow interactions with Earths too similar to their own.
  • Bare Your Midriff: "Rogue" Zahra, unlike her protagonist counterpart, has her stomach exposed.
  • Driving Question: Who is Suspect X, the masked mastermind that bypassed R.I.F.T.'s security and stole dangerous material? It's Dash Sterling, working with a doppelganger that suffered similar loss.
  • Evil Twin: A doppelganger of Zahra from another dimension repeatedly pops up to antagonize her, though she claims to be unconnected to Suspect X. It turns out her world was destroyed by Suspect X as a test of their R.I.F.T.-destroying superweapon, and was too similar to R.I.F.T.'s world for them to try to help, leading her to hate both the agency and Suspect X.
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  • Fun with Acronyms: R.I.F.T., which stands for "Regulators of Interdimensional Frontiers and Technology".
  • Heel–Face Turn: "Rogue" Zahra teams up with Zahra in the final fight to defeat Suspect X & his own Rogue self.
  • Hub World: R.I.F.T. HQ, from which Zahra can search for clues in parallel worlds Gootopia, the Funderdome, and Reptarria.
  • Interspecies Romance: Between Ms. Ham, a human, and Agent Pineapple, a sentient fruit.
  • The Lost Lenore: Dash Sterling's wife & son both died from an illness that could have been cured with medicine from a very similar dimension, had R.I.F.T. allowed it.
  • The Mole: It's suspected that Suspect X is this, as R.I.F.T.'s security is top-notch. Dr. Freya Gronnalva is not Suspect X, but is working with them.
  • Red Herring: Initially, all the evidence points to Skip, but they turn out to be innocent.
  • The Reptilians: Reptarria is a dimension where the dinosaurs never went extinct, though a recent cataclysm has devastated the lands.
  • The Stinger: Turns out there are a lot more than two Dash Sterlings working to take down R.I.F.T...
  • Villain Has a Point: Zahra admits that, while Suspect X's revenge is taking it too far, R.I.F.T.'s Alien Non-Interference Clause has caused more danger than prevented. Even the administration admits it.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection: Skip Hollister, Zahra's handler.
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