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Time Wizard

by zzForrest - 48 Hour Compo Entry

In Time Wizard, you play as the Time Wizard. He has 10 seconds to retrieve the Golden Scepter from his foe, the Green Wizard. How should he complete this task in 10 seconds? By reversing time, of course! The Time Wizard has the ability to reverse time without reversing his actions, and can therefore flip a lever, reverse time, and the lever will still be flipped!
Control him with WASD or Arrow Keys, flip levers with X or Down, and jump with W, Z, or Up!
As pointed out by one of the players, this game can in fact play on Linux.
Works on mac too.
*NOTICE* if you get any errors, most likely you don't have the most recent JRE. Update your java and it'll work.

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Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:10pm

I really liked it. the time warp was a very interesting mechanic, especially when you added in the sand.

TheBlueRage says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:02am

A well done game. Not very innovative, but fun and clearly thought out. Cheers!

jwolf says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:09am

Pretty solid entry! I was a bit confused at first, thinking that you had to always just use 'R' (which resets the level), but when I saw the 'X' in the timeout screen, things made more sense.

I like how the difficulty ramps up.

MegaMasterX says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:24am

Certainly fun in its own special way. Time warp was the most interesting part, for sure. Nicely done!

Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:45am

Interesting gameplay, needed to be quick to built those houses ;)

sirtetris says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:29pm

Why "Windows (JAR)"? This runs perfectly fine on Linux, too. ;)
Anyway: nice game, lovely ending screen. :)

eckcz says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:19pm

I liked the sand. But if i jump on the sand repeatly it doesn't break. I used this glitch to pass the levels :D

Brejlounek says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:21pm

Great! This is true, finished game, which is tricky, fun to play and with bossfight :)

grozamorei says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:01pm

i cannot launch the game. the error is:

Could not find the main class: net.zzforrest.ludumdare27.Main. Program will exit.

Gremlin says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:46pm

The time-warp puzzles are clever. The controls are a bit floaty, though. I think if the handling was just a bit more solid, the game would feel better.

EncryptedCow says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:28pm

Very fun game. The levels were nicely designed and were a good challenge. I think the controls could have used some work though. Sometimes I would try to jump over 1 tile and jump 3 high straight into a death spike. Maybe change the jump height depending on how long the player holds down the jump key? Nice job.

dcolgan says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:37pm

This game is really going somewhere. You should keep making it. Very complete for 48 hours!

Niavlys says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:24am

Nice game, good level design and concept :)

Latcarf says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:24am

Good game! I liked the fact that there are many levels.

oxysoft says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:36am

Very interesting entry, I like it.

Thermite says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 11:29pm

Fun, especially time warp! Good job.

Endurion says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 4:06pm

Sorry, no Java here.

KunoNoOni says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 4:13pm

HAHA! What an awesome mechanic! Great puzzle game :)

cyanpelican says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 4:33pm

The hitboxes on the red triangles seemed a bit big and the boss was a bit under documented, but it was still fun

m110 says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 5:08pm

Fun to play and challenging, although jumping felt a bit weird, I kept on hitting the platforms with my head. :)

timothyolt says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 1:00pm

Did not work on Linux. D: I got a Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: net/zzforrest/ludumdare27/Main : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0

Sep 1, 2013 @ 1:05pm

Finished with 14400 points, and only 12 warps :D

It was fun, and had some good level design, teaching you the workings of the time staff.

Diptoman says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 1:49pm

A good entry for 48 hours. The first few levels were fun, but they got increasingly difficult. At first I found dying very annoying, because restarting turned back all the levers as opposed to warping(I was pretty used to warping at that point) xD
Nice graphics and sounds, too!

urth says ...
Sep 7, 2013 @ 3:14am

Great Game!
The jar file worked on a Mac.

Sink says ...
Sep 14, 2013 @ 8:07pm

Really fun and cute. I like the warping mechanic, really neat.

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