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College officially started for me last week, and juggling the stresses of college classes, a part time job, a mowing job, yard work, and volunteer work at a local theater has begun taking a hefty toll on my being. There has been almost no time for me to do things I want to do for fun, for my mind has become more engrossed with things I have to do for my future career. Anyone put in such a hectic position would understand my underlying desire to go all Homer Simpson on nearby patrons who make work life slow and menial, but thanks to the everlasting exposure of the video game world I experience in my free time, I haven't strangled Bart Simpson quite yet.
Weaved in between my moments of frantic work time, I was finally able to revisit an app I had downloaded a considerable amount of time ago entitled Shift. Set up story-wise like the ever popular Portal, Shift is simply a game filled with a large amount of puzzle for one to solve, while an unknown voice is guiding them as to how to complete them and make their way of the arena. The twist with Shift is that everything is in black and white, and the only way to solve the puzzle is to shift from black areas to white area, gathering keys and manipulating platforms to rotate, so one can make their way towards the exit. As vague as the game can be, providing no name or identity to the man you control, Shift offers an interesting puzzle idea in an original world of art and creativity, making it one of the best apps downloaded onto my Itouch.
As I am writing this article about my weekly choice of games that calm your desires of world destruction, I remember that this too is another job I have to take on a week to week basis, but this job is one of the more relaxing job choices, thanks to this article's set up of finding stress relieving apps worthy of notice and download. That doesn't mean it completely satiates my desires of nuclear war and a post-apocalyptic America to look forward to, but these apps do help me realize that now just isn't the best time to start an arms race. As with every app I have listed before, Shift is a noteworthy addition to the average day citizen's iPhone, because every single one of us has those days of desiring to set the world on fire.