Yet Another Flash Puzzle Game
January 10, 2006 1:43 PM   Subscribe

Yet another Flash puzzle game: Shift. Very beautiful, with low-key music.
posted by Gator (28 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I understand that it was originally at, but they appear to have shut down.
posted by Gator at 1:46 PM on January 10, 2006

I haven't played it to the conclusion, but it reminds me a bit of Samorost.
posted by Tullius at 2:07 PM on January 10, 2006

Ahh... the BEST low-key music I might add.

Nothing beats Boards of Canada.
posted by blastrid at 2:28 PM on January 10, 2006

that was a wonderful little experience, thank you for that link.
posted by tumble at 2:32 PM on January 10, 2006

Great little thing. Very like Samorost, but not as good. Look out for the Polyphonic Spree one.
posted by Acey at 2:39 PM on January 10, 2006

All that and all i get is a 'thanks for playing'? Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.
posted by nearo at 2:44 PM on January 10, 2006

it's nice, but what do i do on level 2 with the ladybugs and petals?
posted by amberglow at 2:57 PM on January 10, 2006

is this one of those outside the box puzzles? the song has six notes but i can only click on 5 of the glowing note things.

am i a retard? what the hell am i missing?

wait.. maybe... level 2... is like, a place inside of each of us, created by our teamwork. No, wait, they said there'd be ladybugs and petals.
posted by modernerd at 3:31 PM on January 10, 2006

g-d help me, i even tried using the shift key.
posted by modernerd at 3:37 PM on January 10, 2006

If you just right-click and go to play you can watch it like a short film.
posted by Citizen Premier at 3:52 PM on January 10, 2006

I want my money back.
posted by kingpixel at 3:52 PM on January 10, 2006

Yeah. Or, in other words, no.
posted by unSane at 4:01 PM on January 10, 2006

I could swear I'd seen this here before, but just try searching for "shift" and "flash." A good game, although the input is a little tricky.
posted by Eideteker at 4:12 PM on January 10, 2006

If I was ever to get lethal injection, the gas chamber or the firing squad, my last request would be to have BOC playing while I died.

I highly doubt they play anything so nice at the detainees at gitmo though.
posted by isopraxis at 4:41 PM on January 10, 2006

Samorost had a quirky little narrative. This had a bug and pretty colours, and lots of irritating trial-and-error, and Boards of Canada. But even Boards of Canada can't redeem a total lack of purpose or point.

Little wonder whitekiwi's gone.
posted by Hogshead at 5:06 PM on January 10, 2006


On the second level there is a flower in the bottom right corner of the screen. When you click on it you can see five colors obscured by some seedling things. Use those to "program the flower on the left part of the screen.
posted by gagglezoomer at 5:10 PM on January 10, 2006

Short game, but cute.
posted by crocos at 5:46 PM on January 10, 2006

posted by merelyglib at 6:09 PM on January 10, 2006

The bug has a purpose AND a point. We just never get to be let on to his secret.
posted by durin at 8:57 PM on January 10, 2006

Help! I'm stuck at the start of level 2 with my guy treading water in the rain.
posted by hydrophonic at 8:58 PM on January 10, 2006

hydrophonic: argh me too. Help?
posted by divabat at 9:58 PM on January 10, 2006

'music has a right to children' is quite simply my favorite album
posted by ori at 10:31 PM on January 10, 2006

ori: one of the best!
posted by gagglezoomer at 12:45 AM on January 11, 2006

hydrophonic and divabot -- if you look to the center, you should notice a faint glow.
posted by Gator at 4:56 AM on January 11, 2006

Did the game fuck up anybody else's mouse? Mine's acting funny.
posted by fungible at 6:17 AM on January 11, 2006

I think I broke it. It doesn't do anything except when I click on the little guy he purrs and squeals. It's very pretty and BOC is fantastic (Check out Ulrich Schnauss latest on Domino Records along the same lines and fantastic!!). Another thing is that this game makes feel like what it must be like to be burned out from too much extasy.
posted by Skygazer at 12:25 PM on January 11, 2006

Thanks Gator! I turned my monitor's brightness up and voila.
posted by hydrophonic at 8:54 PM on January 11, 2006

Wait, so which song from which level is by Boards of Canada? I like the very first song from the beginning...
posted by mrhappysad at 1:38 PM on January 12, 2006

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