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Sharpeye468, also known as SharpeyeTheCrazy, is a relatively new Chipster who got his start in the community by rediscovering Chip's Challenge thanks to a friend who recommended the Steam version to him. Sharpeye has a weird atmosphere to him which to most is devoid of all logic, including a sworn hatred for any level that is deemed as “too long” by his standards. His skill and persistence as an optimizer has allowed him to shoot up the Chip's Challenge 1 and Chip's Challenge 2 bold count leaderboards relatively quickly given his late start in both.

History

As with most Chipsters, Sharpeye got his start in the Chip's Challenge game with an old Windows 95 computer. He never made it past Blobnet and was too stubborn to skip past the level as a child. Even with his inability to play through any level past he enjoyed watching his dad play through and beat many of the game’s levels.

When Sharpeye got back into the game thanks to Steam, he discovered that Blobnet was made to be a lot easier thanks to the animations and in 2017, many years after failing to complete the level on his own, Sharpeye was finally able to make it past the dreaded level. With some determination and a little help from the CC1 solutions uploaded by Zane Kuecks, Sharpeye was able to soldier through the levels until he completed Chip's Challenge 1 in its entirety on January 20th, 2018.

Optimizing

Upon completion of the first game, Sharpeye began into Chip's Challenge 2 and, with a scoreboard in place for the game, began optimizing it. He put together an interesting set of scores which he slowly improved. His first confirm for the game was Desert Oasis, where he confirmed J.B. Lewis's time of 180 seconds from the day after the release of the game. His first new record in the game was a ridiculous fluke one second improvement on Flip-Flop, where he was the first person to ever score a time of 113 seconds.

Upon reaching Antarctica in CC2, Sharpeye was a little tired of the game and began a new foray of optimization in Chip's Challenge 1. His original plan was to have a report of one bold for each official level pack to complete what he referred to as a "full house." However, his plans soon changed as he began reporting many bolds in the original level set of the game. He started with the shorter levels and later demolished difficult levels such as Force Field, Rink, and Oversea Delivery. He perplexed many optimizers by getting ridiculous luck based bolds such as Monster Lab, The Monster Cages, and Lead Us Not into Temptation.

As Sharpeye continued into the game he asked for assistance from many different members of the community and referred to them as coaches. Zane Kuecks was useful for individual level suggestions while James Anderson ended up giving Sharpeye a list of bolds commonly referred to as the James List. Upon completing the list, Sharpeye reported the scores on January 27th, 2019 - but threw in a few extra scores, including the bold confirm for the level Loop, another completely luck based level.

After completing the list, Sharpeye slowed his pace through the game and began learning one of the most difficult optimization levels in CC1, Doublemaze. He slowly made progress through the level, taking a break to report his first new record in Chip's Challenge Level Pack 1 - another ridiculous one second improvement that only arose because another player mentioned that they were playing through Elevators, causing Sharpeye to take his first look at the level and score the first ever time of 958 seconds in both rulesets.

On February 14th, 2019, Sharpeye became the first player ever to complete a perfect run of Doublemaze and revealed his new bold time with a video called “Hunt Bold Reveal” with a clickbait style thumbnail to lead people to believe that he had finally vanquished his enemy after refusing to get the Hunt bold for his entire optimization career. The few who watched the video kept it a secret until Sharpeye reported the bold which let those who didn’t watch it know about the time.

Allegations of cheating

In March 2019, there were allegations that Sharpeye might have cheated to obtain some of his bolds, notably Doublemaze. The way Sharpeye's Doublemaze route was encoded in the TWS file was completely different from all other similar TWS files, leading some to believe that it had been created by a program other than Tile World.

Sharpeye was required to execute the Doublemaze, Chip's Checkers and Split Path routes on a live stream, with a keylogger recording all his moves. Close inspection of the stream and the resulting TWS found no evidence of wrongdoing, and James Anderson formally declared that Sharpeye's scores were legal.

Level design

As far as level design goes, Sharpeye tends to stay away from the creation of levels in both CC1 and CC2. He creates a few levels and gives out ideas for levels, but stays from delving too deeply into full levelsets and themed levels.

Trivia

  • Sharpeye enjoys making jokes where he can. One of his favourites is the banned use of logic no matter what the situation is.
  • The Hunt bold is a sworn enemy to Sharpeye thanks to an unknown issue between the two.
  • As of April 10th, 2019, Sharpeye has 10 bold confirms, 2 new bolds, and 1 partial confirm across all official level sets.