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Shift for the 83+/84+
Posted by Travis on 27 October 2009, 10:26 GMT

Shift screenshotA little while back Alex Marcolina released an interesting TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus game that won the ASM/hybrid category in last summer's Omnimaga programming contest. This puzzle platformer is a clone of a Macromedia Flash game named SHIFT. The object is to reach the exit door in each puzzle, collecting keys and dodging pits of spikes first as necessary--except many areas appear to be inaccessible. The trick is to "shift", which flips the level upside down, at strategic points.

A level editor is provided so that players can create new challenges once they master the built-in levels.

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Re: Shift for the 83+/84+
Travis Evans  Account Info

Sorry I've fallen a bit behind--I've been busy with a couple of other areas of the site. Stay tuned for another update or two some time in the near future!

Reply to this comment    27 October 2009, 10:27 GMT


Re: Re: Shift for the 83+/84+
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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/me takes a whip and threatens Travis with it to go back to work on ticalc

j/k I am kinda happy this finally came out for calcs and given the speed of my old Metroid game, I am surprised that xLIB Shift clone runs that fast.

My only complaint is that you can't both move and jump at once, which would be solved by making the jump key the Up arrow instead of 2nd

Reply to this comment    28 October 2009, 00:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Shift for the 83+/84+
builderboy2005 Account Info

Heheee, don't worry, I am already working on a Shift2.0 that fixes some of the bugs that were present in the Contest version. It should be out soon!

Reply to this comment    28 October 2009, 03:15 GMT

Re: Shift for the 83+/84+
Brandon Wilson  Account Info
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This looks like a really clever game.

I never realized how much I depended on news articles for games...it's hard to know what's out there and good until a site features it, so I might just go play this!

Reply to this comment    27 October 2009, 14:48 GMT

Re: Shift for the 83+/84+
mdsb  Account Info
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Looks like a neat game.

Reply to this comment    27 October 2009, 23:28 GMT

Re: Shift for the 83+/84+
schoolhacker hacker Account Info
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hmm... cool... but looks to be a bit slow...

Reply to this comment    31 October 2009, 05:53 GMT


Re: Re: Shift for the 83+/84+
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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It's not too bad compared to several others BASIC and hybrid-BASIC games on ticalc.org. It's even a feat that this version of Shift won't simply move square by square like most of them

Reply to this comment    31 October 2009, 09:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Shift for the 83+/84+
schoolhacker hacker Account Info
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i see...
hmm... i think i will give it a try simply because it is 1 basic file... i hate huge things

Reply to this comment    1 November 2009, 01:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Shift for the 83+/84+
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Well you can miss out a lot of good games by singling out huge games just because of their size. Being a huge game doesn't make a game bad. Often they are the best. Dissing someone's hard work just because of its filesize can be quite offensive and discouraging toward the author who tries to provide ticalc with more altenatives to crappy text-based games that doesn't work fine. I can understand if your calc is filled with math stuff and apps, or if you want several games, though.

Reply to this comment    2 November 2009, 21:15 GMT

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