iPad: Shifts. A single player strategy board game for Ipad

06-14-2013, 12:58 PM
Shifts. A single player strategy board game for Ipad

Shifts is a turn-based strategy game set in a desolate universe. You play the Captain of a ship fleeing a dying Earth. Lost in space with the last five humans in the entire universe, it’s up to you to guide them through the stars. Find habitable planets and colonize them with creation engines before your nanovirus-infected Arkship self-destructs. With strategy and luck you'll find a new home for humanity.


Chances are, space will get you killed. Make smart tactical decisions and you just might save the human race. Play recklessly and humanity dies with you.

Your ship's artificial intelligence just might go insane. The thruster reactors leak and the hull is cracking from the stress of intergalactic flight. Your robots need constant maintenance, and pesky nanobots are trying to corrupt the creation engines and break the ship apart. Manage your resources carefully or there's no tomorrow.

Every member of your crew has been engineered to give the arkship a special power. Activate those powers by connecting crew to the ship's artificial intelligence (interfacing).

Assign non-interfaced crew to shifts. Every crew member is armed with a different speciality to deal with the arkship's growing list of problems. Decide who's on shift and when to keep the arkship from falling apart. But be warned, your symbiotic crew members will grow fatigued if you keep them from interfacing with the artificial intelligence for too long.

Look, space is a very big place. There's no reason to play (or die) in the same place twice.

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Every Kickstarter backer will also get a copy Shifts, for iPad, as part of their pledge! Our way of saying thanks!

Last edited by ThreadbareConnor; 07-12-2013 at 12:56 PM.
07-16-2013, 09:10 PM
Originally Posted by ThreadbareConnor View Post
It is now slightly clearer. Never knew about the robots before. What about the five actions on the radial menu? Will there be a tutorial part deux?

07-18-2013, 11:40 AM

The two actions that are always available are move and recharge. the other actions are made available through interfacing their corresponding officer or by finding a planet that has a question mark.
hope that helps
07-18-2013, 12:09 PM
If you round up

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07-22-2013, 07:40 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
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Game is free right now. Get it while you can.
07-22-2013, 10:21 PM
Since LordGek likes it, I'm in!
07-23-2013, 02:10 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Western Australia
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Just got it, watched the tutorial and still no idea. What are the two in the boxes to the right of the other three for? Why did one of my chosen three turn yellow? Why when I clicked on the scan top choice of five did it do nothing? This really needs an ingame playing tutorial. Not new to gaming but its very different from most games. Always felt better playing board games when someone had the game and explained it as you all played. I like the look and idea but not getting how it works and what everything does. Why do the robots on the left have a petrol bar that starts to fill up? I know this is making me sound like a real noob but I'm guessing I'm not the only one in this boat.
07-23-2013, 12:43 PM
The officers not on Shift are interfaced and give their interface abilities to the ship. Read the interface abilities to see what that officer will do. Some allow you to repair your ship others remove the fatigue of the most fatigued officer on Shift. We addressed this in the tutorial video at about the 14 second mark. Hope that helps