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by kbm0 - Jam Entry

TIMEBUG is a game about managing time and surviving against swarms of hungry insects.

You have 10 seconds to charge the TIMEBUG and send it on its way. Click or touch anywhere to control the TIMEBUG.

# Programming by @konstantinkopka (
# Graphics by @filip_axani (

# Music (Creative Commons Attribution:

# Made with
Construct (, Sketch (

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Fede3751 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:34pm

Liked this a lot!
I was like "GTFO out of my way!" all the time! :)

I just wanted some more challenge! :(

SneManden says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:38pm

Very nice graphics and effects! Very thorough. The controls was a little weird though, and a bit too easy to beat.

But a very nice game indeed!

dumasflo says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:49pm

Nice work. Too easy but i liked it :)

TeamFlare says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:49pm

Wonderfull idea, has alot potential :) Nice!

Erhune says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:49pm

Very nice and smooth ambiance (graphics and sound). The gameplay is interesting and the progression is smooth along the learning curve. If I had only one reproach, it would be that it is quite easy to win (finished in at my first try). Overall very good and polished work!

Toshiro says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:52pm

Was fun ! Maybe too easy.

Great work, really.

bitserum says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:52pm

It has nice concept, cute graphics. Its looks like fun but its too easy to finish. I would like to quote the LD Staff: "Something we hope to do more is encourage participants to take their Ludum Dare games “above and beyond” the Competition and Jam."

So i think this has really nice potential to be a really good game.

eckcz says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:52pm

It was too easy. I loved the graphics and sound effects.

zlowrance says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:52pm

Great game! Thats all I really have to say. I liked it a lot and played it to the end. Id love to see an updated version with more levels at some point, the gameplay was fun.

Toshiro says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:52pm

Was fun ! Maybe too easy.

Great work, really.

zzForrest says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:52pm

Very interesting game! It looked, and sounded beautiful! It was fun, but a little brief for my taste. I loved the concept of being a mechanical bug trying to rush to a specific place, while other mechanical bugs were like "no fuck you". This game didn't need tutorials because it was very intuitive. Congrats, 5/5.

vanderZwan says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:54pm

Solid graphics, sounds and controls, but I feel like there were too little consequences to just bumping your way through. A bit more challenging puzzle elements based on the gameplay mechanic you chose would have been nice :)

Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:56pm

Cool concept and sound effects, I think the graphics are really nice.

I found the levels to be a bit too easy though, but with a bit of challenge you have a great game!

Diventurer says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:57pm

Awesome! I felt that there could have been more elements to it, but this was very relaxing and fun to play. Good job on the art and audio!

bitserum says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:13pm

Too easy, but I like the idea behind it. Could use some scoring system as I always had so much time left.
The enemies seemed scary at first, but turned out to be not much of a threat.

SasoriDama says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:55pm

There is a nice variety of enemies and the idea is really cool. The game feels a little bit too easy though because the enemies don't seem to hinder you all that much. The last level was a good difficulty to start at.

davidwparker says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:41pm

Really cool idea- not very hard though. What did you make it in? Source?

Great music/sounds!

dancingflame says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:58am

Good idea, good design, I like the ability of this timebug a lot. The levels are simple and fun. Also a good UI, nice looking overall. Great job :)

kbm0 says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:18am

Wow, thanks for your kind comments! :-)

It´s a little too easy, indeed. We worked till the last second of the competition to finish at least "some" levels. But we plan to make more levels, puzzles and bugs in the future. And, yep, they will be harder!

@davidwparker: We used Construct and Sketch to make the game.

Larzan says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:33am

Nice take on the theme, like it.
Great grafix.

mboaj says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:39am

Very nice visuals. At Game Over I need to reload the app to make it work otherwise the bug is not responsive at all! :( But congrats! Very very nice visuals and very creepy adversaries :D

Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:58am

Cool game, I enjoyed the time mechanic a lot!

AdricZero says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:47pm

Great graphics and polish. After losing the first time, I could not get the bug to move anymore until I reloaded the page.

kbm0 says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:21pm

@AdricZero: Thanks for the comment, the bug should be fixed now in case you want to try again. Somehow right-clicking during the end screen made the game crash.

Mironix says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:07pm

I have no ide why but i feel metroids here :) splendid job m8!

Nerlin says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 4:32pm

I like games where I can understand what I need to do without reading any guides and notes from developers.

Awesome, fun and simple game. Great job.

Ninquo says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 7:47pm

god I HATE bugs! But the game is great :D

Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:13pm

Good art and nice gameplay mechanics

psychomonster says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 8:51pm

Cool concept. awesome soundtrack. Enjoyed the game... the difficulty is a little to hard in the beginning :D

Crefossus says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 6:21am

Stunning graphics and simple yet mostly satisfying gameplay. The additional wall pieces in the current version definitely help the difficulty and make it more interesting than the LD one.

Sep 15, 2013 @ 10:17pm

Solid game!

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