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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

Montreal, QC, Canada – September 9th, 2021 - Coreffect Interactive releases its first title: Deflection.

Deflection is basically Chess with Lasers! Although it may look like a puzzle game, it is however a player-versus-player mind-bending game, just like chess, where the main goal of a match is to destroy enemy pieces and the rival King by bouncing your laser off mirrors, going through portals and activating other pieces.

With a variety of pieces each having different advantages, abilities, and weaknesses, use the one move you are allowed per turn to strategically bring yourself closer to victory. At the end of every turn, you must shoot your laser... be careful not to hit one of your own pieces!

Some pieces can even be controlled by both players, which adds another layer of fun and strategy.

​Take advantage of pieces with abilities like:

  • The Disruptor, which, when activated by the laser, will disable and weaken nearby pieces, rendering them useless.

  • The Tesla Tower can eliminate a random nearby piece with an electric beam, regardless of its color.

  • The Spike, which, when shot from any side, will shoot four lasers in all directions before destroying itself.

These are just a few examples, some pieces even block the laser!


  • Local and Online Multiplayer.

  • Singleplayer: Play versus AI.

  • Level Editor (play maps you create in all game modes)

  • Tutorial mode which goes through rules and tactics.

  • [Replay mode (go through and analyze the moves and laser shots you and your opponent made after a game.

  • All games can also be played in Competitive/Timed Mode!

  • A lot of scenarios/maps designed to challenge you, some having unique pieces only available in them.

  • Many different pieces with advantages, downsides, abilities and more.

  • 3D Camera with full control, with cutscenes during kills, activations etc.

  • Steam Achievements and stats.

Full Trailer:

Deflection on Steam:

About us:

Coreffect Interactive is a new indie game studio founded in 2020, based in Montreal. The team is made of one person, however other developers have helped for projects like Deflection. We strive to make innovative strategy games that add value to the genre.