Grid Shift - The twisted offspring of Word Search and a Rubik's Cube
What do I mean when I say 'The twisted offspring of a Word Search and a Rubik's cube'? Well let me explain …
* Word Search - We all know this. A grid of seemingly random letters in which words are hidden that you need to find.
* Rubik’s Cube - That annoying cube that you need to move the rows and columns around to match the colours on each side.
Grid Shift takes the elements of both of these puzzle types and splices them together.
A level starts with a grid of seemingly random letters (sound familiar?). Underneath the grid is the list of words that you need to find, again much like a Word Search. The twist is that the letters are not in the correct places to form the words! What you need to do is move the rows and columns around to make the words. And like the famed cube of misery, you will almost certainly have to temporarily break some words while making others.
You are presented with a grid of letters. The earlier levels are a 4x4 grid, as you progress through the levels the size of the grid increases until you get to the 10x10 levels. Levels 1 through to 6 are designed to teach you the game.
Beneath the grid are the words you need to find. Words can be found across the grid (left -> right), and down the grid. The words have to be found in the direction indicated. Finding a word in the wrong direction doesn’t count. If you look at the screenshots Duck has to been found DOWN while dog has to be found ACROSS.
You use the buttons around the grid to Shift the rows and column in order to move the letters around the grid.
When you find a word, the background of the tile will change colour. To complete the level you have to have all the words highlighted at the same time. This will also unlock the next level.
In a lot of cases there is no fixed location the words have to be found in. If you take level 1, it is possible to find the word dog in 8 different locations to complete the level. As the complexity of the grids increases sometimes a word has to be in a specific place to be able to find all the other words.
There are almost 200 level of annoying, frustrating, and yet somehow satisfying levels to complete.
Join the Facebook group to get hints and tips. https://www.facebook.com/groups/gridshift
This release contains a minor update. I was asked if each button could make a different sound in order that people could more easily remember the moves they had made. So here you go.
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