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The Time Shifter

by Julgodis - Compo Entry

You are living peacefully in your time when suddenly a strange begin emerges from nothing. He says hes from the future and gives you a mission to help save time and space from the awful Bob from accounting. The stranger gives you his Time Shifter before dying, a device that allows you to move through time. Use this device and save the universe.


<enter> = talk
<space> = use time device
<x> = use items
arrow keys = movement

Created with:
* TypeScript
* Webgl
* Visual Studio
* bfxr


Julgodis 2016

Downloads and Links




treegemmer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:21am

Neither link is downloading for me. Is something there?

jdmazz says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:45am

I had a hard time playing this game, because the controls felt really weird. There needed to be something explaining to hit enter key, I basically tried bashing on random keys when the first guy talked to me. Then after that, I realized I could move. Then I'm immediately altering space-time. It's very confusing.

Tharky says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:48am

I like the idea of time travel. It was quite enjoyable. I don't know if it fits the theme well enough though. Graphics were classic retro and audio is simple, nice and most importantly, not so loud :P Cool game and idea, man well done.

Marcellus says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:52am

Game is very polished but seem to suffer a lot of bugs. Some ennemies follow me in the time travel dimention and they become unattackable and the sword can't be picked up sometimes. Will come back later.

zugende says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:53am

I needed some time understanding the controls. But in overall I love this time-shifting idea. Nice one!

BoltKey says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:55am

I had to give up after several tries. I got to the part where there were like 3 knights, and after that when I warped before a wall, I fell into a hole imediatelly and I rage quit. It really needs save points.

But the graphics are really nice and gameplay is good too. I had no problem with the controls (after I read the description). Yeah, it is a bit weird that in-game, the controls are explained AFTER you use the controls. I would really love to see the whole gameplay, could you make a video perhaps? I don't want to get frustrated with it anymore

HolyBlackCat says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:56am

At first time hard to understand, but then it becomes interesting. Great idea!

The only thing that I don't like is the lack of checkpoints! :c

chrissou says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:36pm

Nice! But really hard, I only got as far as where you fight swordsman and robot-firing-lasers together... And then I die.
Graphics are really nice.
You should say early that you need to hit Enter to talk (the arows keys are easy to guess)

swedishwb says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:54pm

Neat concept. Don't think it was executed as well as it could have been. I keep dying on the first few enemies. They kill me before I can figure out how to best take care of them. The laser guy just kept shooting me. By the time I was close to getting to him I was alrady dead. When you die you also start at the beginning where you have to talk to the guy again and get the the time item. You should have started us at the point when we have read all of the text boxes and have the time item in hour hand. No need to read all of those textboxes again. If there is one thing I hate about videogames is that they sometime feel the need to make you read all the textboxes over and over again if you die. It just becomes annoying when a game does that. I've already read what you have to say 100 times. No need for it again.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:00am

Great use of the theme, the effect of the time vortex is great, good job!

tomdeal says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:11pm

Cool game. I like the mechanic with the time warping to go around obstacles and enemies. Too bad it doesn't seem to have waypoints, when you fall down somewhere it is always game over.

Felladrin says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:43pm

Great concept! I really enjoyed the time vortex idea! Nice machanics, ambient sounds and graphics! Keep it up!

LinealGames says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 4:41pm

Really cool idea but I couldn't get too far because of the big walls blocking my way I wasn't sure what to do

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