[Game] Shift: one of the best WinMo puzzle games now on android device near you
Some of you might remember the free windows mobile game Shift
. It was really easy to play, but extremely addictive.
I waited for an android port for more than a year, and finally when i didn't see it ported i decided to do it myself
So, no matter if you spent long hours with this game, of if you never heard of it before, here's a chance to play it on your phone/tablet/ereader/microvave oven or other android device
The game mechanics and scoring system are identical to windows mobile version, however the graphics and coding were redone from scratch since i didn't have sources for the original shift anymore.
I don't have an android market account and it's not likely i'll be getting one any time soon, so grab it here:
Or in the post attachment.
And some screenies:
One day, i'll have to make a youtube video of the game, but i didn't get around to this so far.
Initially, i developed it for myself, but now that i'm satisfied with the results i see no reason not to share it. After all we all love and use freeware apps
It's my first android app and i was learning java, android api and the engine i was using as i went, so it might not be exactly perfectly optimized. But it does work smoothly on a G1, and the graphics turned out rather nice. It also scales properly to other screen sizes (though graphics won't be as crisp of course): I tested it on a motorola milestone and the android emulator with a few other screen resolutions.
I don't really plan to develop it much further, since i'm rather satisfied with it. Sure, i have a few ideas on how to make it work even better an some tricks i learned along the way, but that would probably take a complete rewrite and right now i'm not really in the mood for that
So the game is provided as-is, but i might try to fix any really serious bugs.
If you feel like buying me a beer (or helping me get an android market account), the donation button is right above my avatar
By the way, if you think about trying to write your own android game, don't forget to check out andengine
. That's a really powerful, and yet easy to use 2D game engine.