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by sergilazaro - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Pause, rewind and resume the movement of circles, in order to accumulate 10 seconds of *forward* movement among them. That is, if a circle goes forward, it adds time, if it goes backward, it subtracts time. Circles stop when they collide with each other.

Click on a circle: pause/rewind/resume (depending on the icon on it).
Right click: rewind (when possible).

Update (2013-09-05): Added binaries for Android (.apk) and Linux. The Linux build is untested, I used the Unity export and crossed my fingers. Let me know if it works, if you try it. Also, the Android version has no right-click, but it's solvable still, just a bit more awkward.

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Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:27am

Ha, this is a great / brainy idea! Would love to see this extended :)

xrm0 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:11pm

Didn't understood what's the objective of the game.

NuSan says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:29pm

Excellent idea, but you should try to explain it because it's a bit diffult at first. Each circle has a direction, moving in this direction add time, while moving backware remove time. You have to get a total time of 10 to win. The game is great and well done, congratz !

sergilazaro says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:41pm

Thanks for playing! I agree, it's a bit confusing, I didn't totally explain everything in-game. I thought I had added a description here, but somehow it didn't save. Anyway, it's there now, to clear things up. :)

recursor says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:37am

Compo entries require source code. Where is your source code?

Aug 27, 2013 @ 12:56pm

Nice game! It took me a few minutes to get what was the objective but once I got it, it was pretty fun to play. Pity there weren't any music for such a game though. Very nice designs!

sergilazaro says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:12pm

Source code added! Sorry, I had forgotten. It's just a zip with the Unity folder.

aschearer says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:55pm

Neat gameplay. Could see it expanded on perhaps with improved art and sounds.

Supercannon says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:57pm

Great idea, perhaps a little slow at times but still an excellent use of the theme. Good work!

Almax27 says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:58pm

simple but interesting gameplay

bitserum says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 3:13pm

Really great idea. It was fresh playing this. Even after last level i wanted more. Good game.

local minimum says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 6:09pm

It so should have music/sounds, one per button that goes forward or reverse depending on how you have clicked them! Nice puzzle.

X-0r says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 6:13pm

The game is quite simple to beat - still, the idea is just awesome! The hardest part was to find out the game rules. After all is said and done, it's a nice new style of a puzzle game.

timujin says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 6:13pm

Clever gameplay mechanic. What's missing is restart level button.

apaneske says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 6:14pm

Good concept and game! Really enjoyable all the way through. Would've like some more. And sound since you are pressing PLAY buttons :)

kbm0 says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 10:24pm

Pretty cool concept! I would like to see this further developed! Good job!:)

Thermite says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 10:26pm

A little difficult to grasp at first, but very clever once I understood it! Good job.

Ninja says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 10:28pm

I really like this concept and I think it could be expanded upon to make the puzzles a little more interesting over time. Nice job!

doonay21 says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 7:42pm

Nice entry! At first had some problems understanding objective, but later was only fun! Nicely done!

OneL3gend says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 8:29pm

Pretty Awesome game.

XaiZil says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 8:30pm

Took me a while to get my brain thinking right but its an interesting puzzle

siat says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 1:43am

Very creative (and fun) puzzle. It would be nice to have a visual indication of which circles were fast vs. slow.

shard123 says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 5:16pm

Awesome concept, it really gave my brain a whirl!

Aug 31, 2013 @ 8:32pm

Awesome puzzle game, great use of the theme. I featured it in my Ludum Dare 27 video compilation series, if you'd like to check it out,

Exergy says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 10:49pm

Really clever!

Capro says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 10:34am

Great concept, you can make an enormous game from it! :)

SaintHeiser says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 12:43pm

Really good game! Too easy for me, but general idea is awesome!
Good work!

recursor says ...
Sep 6, 2013 @ 12:07pm

Unique gameplay and nice clean simple graphics amde for a pretty interesting little game. nice job

paulmcgg says ...
Sep 8, 2013 @ 11:54pm

I love when I find a gem of an idea like this, great stuff. Lots of room to do more with this. The genius part is the rewind/forward relation (moving wrong direction = minus time, right = more. So always completely balanced). Well done.

aquilicoco says ...
Sep 11, 2013 @ 2:08pm

Good work!

Sascha says ...
Sep 11, 2013 @ 9:24pm

Great concept! Reminds me a bit of Hundreds, with time instead of area as winning criteria. Great job!

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