Format: PC / Amiga
Bill has decided he's going to give up fish and chips - they're
bad for his health. The last time he had any, he was kidnapped
by aliens and dumped in a deep space junk yard to find his own
But it's okay because you can get him home by solving the aliens'
Just push the blocks round the room to fill in the holes that
block the exits and he's home free. But, of course it's not that
simple. There are slippy blocks, ice blocks, magnetic steel blocks,
heavy blocks, light blocks, exploding blocks, glue on the floor,
and great pools of water to be dealt with too.
You may never eat fish and chips again - once you're hooked on
X-IT! you won't have the time.
This was written
when the PC had terrible graphics cards. Instead of drawing the
graphics to the screen, I used a double-buffering technique. For
every pixel on the screen I compared it with what used to be there
and decided whether it had changed or not. If it HAD, I wrote
the new value to the screen and updated my buffer. If NOT, I went
on to the next pixel. I did this for every single pixel on the screen. Amazingly, this was actually quicker than just updating
the whole screen!!!