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Tile World is an emulation of the game "Chip's Challenge". "Chip's Challenge" was originally written for the Atari Lynx by Chuck Sommerville, and was later ported to MS Windows by Microsoft (among other ports).
Please note: Tile World is an emulation of the game engine(s) only. It does not come with the chips.dat file that contains the original level set. This file is copyrighted and cannot be freely distributed. The chips.dat file was originally part of the MS version of "Chip's Challenge". If you have a copy of this version of the game, you can use that file to play the game in Tile World. If you do not have a copy of this file, however, you can still play Tile World with the many freely available level sets created by fans of the original game, including the three Chip's Challenge Level Packs.
"Chip's Challenge" is a game made up of both intellectually engaging puzzles and situations demanding fast reflexes. As you might have guessed, it is a tile-based game. The object of each level is simply to get out — i.e., to find and achieve the exit tile. This simple task, however, can sometimes be extremely challenging.
Click here for some screenshots and a brief overview of the game.
Because the version that Microsoft released introduced a number of changes to the rules of the game, Tile World is capable of emulating either the MS version or the original Atari Lynx version of the game.
Tile World uses the SDL library. The Windows distribution includes a copy of the SDL library (version 1.2.15). Linux users will need to install SDL, if they do not already have it installed, before compiling the program. SDL can be obtained here:
Tile World was first conceived of in March 2001. The following list show the major versions that have been publicly released:
2002 May 06 version 1.0 2003 Feb 22 version 1.1 2003 Mar 01 version 1.1.1 2003 Mar 08 version 1.1.2 2003 Mar 15 version 1.1.3 2004 Oct 04 version 1.2.0 2004 Oct 21 version 1.2.1 2006 Feb 24 version 1.2.2 2006 Apr 17 version 1.3.0 2015 Jul 24 version 1.3.1 2015 Sep 10 version 1.3.2
This program is available under the GNU General Public License. Share and Enjoy. Contact me if you have any questions or comments. You can reach me at breadbox<at>muppetlabs<dot>com. Please include "Tile World" in the subject line.