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Ten Seconds Time Traveler

by Phallz - Jam Entry

"Hi, time traveler ! You live in the year 2074, and Earth is threatened with imminent destruction due to a bug in the code of Windows Millennium. To prevent this disaster, the cyborg Bill-Gates-9001 and his engineers have designed a time-travel machine.

Unfortunately, the machine is not yet fully functional and it will allow you to go back in time for a short period of only 10 SECONDS. But time is running out, so you're still sent in past to correct the faulty Windows Millenium code, potentially causing future robo-apocalypse (never trust robots).

For this, you must pick up the CDs containing the patches in different places you'll be sent, and insert them into the developers computer. These CDs have been sent there in advance to avoid any melting problems with your DNA during the temporal jump process. Small precision : your time-travel suit was poorly designed and you can't carry more than one disc at a time (you should report that to the gear engineers).

Beware ! At each jump, you create a "clone" of you that will be present during your next jump. Do not bump into yourself or you'll risk creating a TIME PARADOX (paradoxes are often causing apocalypses and can give you diarrhea, so please be careful). Fortunately, the machine is equipped with a safety device recalling you back in 2074 just before you create the paradox (device had not been debugged and could fail).

Last indication, you should either avoid entering the guards field of view, otherwise paradox creation blah blah blah you know the deal. Oddly, intelligence service could not explain you what the heck military guards are doing in developers office.

Your turn, time traveler ! Earth is counting on you !"


This game has been made (had been made ?) for the Ludum Dare Jam.
We were two and this was our first real experience in game making.
Hope you will enjoy it ! (at least for 10 seconds)

PS : non-web versions have better graphics.

(Secret development fact : the guard has a mustache, but we can't see it, maybe because of time and space distorsion)(definitely not because of a bug)

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bitserum says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:13am

it looks like really fun idea that fits the theme. however execution was not that smooth. hard to control the player and guess if you are hidden or not.

Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:00pm

It is difficult, but some strange things do not let me go out..

M.O.U says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 5:49am

there is a difficult one... one level easier in the beginning would be good to learn how to play better

mollymus says ...
Sep 2, 2013 @ 3:14pm

Interesting concept! I'm sure this could make for a great puzzle game with some more polish!

Crowbeak says ...
Sep 10, 2013 @ 11:44am

This looks like tons of fun, but it crashes for me.Web player won't run because there is currently a bug with Japanese Macs, but the downloadable fails too.

Arrow-x says ...
Sep 10, 2013 @ 1:23pm

This a hard game ... a bit bugy though

Sep 13, 2013 @ 4:33pm

Wow its so difficult and fun at the same time ! I'm not really good so I have to rejump so much haha its a very cool game I love it. Excellent concept!

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