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ControlShift - Retro Space Action Typing Game

By Imaginary Feet, LLC

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ControlShift is the highly addictive space typing game! Cool new updates coming soon!

It is year 2165 and enemy drones are attacking your spaceship. Your laser gun only locks on its target when you correctly type the word trailing the attacking ship. Sounds simple but you must manage the enemy spaceships coming at different speeds and varying word length. Beware; once the attackers destroy your three shields... it's game over!

✓ Over 100 enemy spaceships
✓ Over 150,000 words
✓ Game difficultly increases the longer you play
✓ Sweet retro graphics
✓ Nonstop arcade action with breaks between levels
✓ Use the game to increase your iPhone/iPod touch typing speed
✓ Fun for all ages!

★ Easy to use ★
1. Watch the enemy ships approaching and take them out by typing the word trailing the ship.
2. Getting hard? Press the return key to nuke all enemy ships in view. *Only two nukes per play*
3. Enemy rockets are tricky (and fast!). These require you to type numbers instead of words
4. Tap the game screen if you need a break!

Buy ControlShift today!

★ Watch our journey while developing ControlShift, it was a BLAST: ★

What's New in Version 1.1

Cool new features!
✓ Now you can nuke ALL enemy spaceships on the screen by pressing return. You get two nukes per play.
✓ Enemy rockets have been added that are super fast and take an unpredictable path. Be quick to take them down before they take you out!
✓ Various improvements to gameplay and bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

Can you type faster than a 5th grader?

Answer: you WILL if you play ControlShift! This game has awesome retro graphics (retro-good, not retro-low-budget) and a killer soundtrack. Honestly, you might just keep playing to listen to the sweet tunes.

The recent update added a lot of content (Return-key nukes, anyone?) and fixed some noted bugs. If you're like me and wish you could type like a 5th grader, you need to download this game!

I found ControlShift perfect for zoning out on the bus or train (or class or meeting--under the table/desk, of course!). Keep blasting those aliens and your typing skills will go pro in no time!


My fat fingers have never enjoyed a workout this much! I love shooting words by typing. Makes me realize how bad a typer I am, but getting better!

The retro graphics are an awesome throwback. Lots of attention to detail. And I'm sure they'll keep rolling out more and more new features to make the game more interactive. (And to show off my new found skillz.....!)

Get this game. It will kill down time and make you better at something you take for granted!


I got this app and tried to open it but it kept crashing!

It seems fun but I can't play it when it's crashing!

I have also noticed lots and lots of gliching when it actually works.

ControlShift - Retro Space Action Typing Game
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 7.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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