Hey, are you guys familiar with that ‘self-assisted time travel’ subgenre of platform/puzzle games that sprung up in the last decade or so? You know, games where you use time rewind weirdery and the antics of your pre-recorded past selves to solve mind-bending four-dimensional puzzles? Games like Gateways spring to mind as an example, and there’s probably dozens of Flash games that I’m forgetting I’ve played.
I love games like these.
No, that’s not me being an overplayed cynic. I genuinely love games like these! There’s just something about the Time Nonsense Puzzles genre that directly tickles my game enjoyment bone. I actively have to restrain myself to keep writing this review instead of replaying Gateways right now.
So when I ran into Defrost Games‘ Project Temporality — which purports to offer more or less exactly this experience, but in a ‘proprietary Sparta 3D engine’, my game-for-this-week choice was made before I even really knew I made it.
Just as if time travel was involved.
(Spoiler levels: Narrative, medium. Mechanical, medium-high.)
(Game source: Bought it myself.)
After the break: but if time travel *was* involved in me picking this game, does that mean I’ve already finished it? Are my thoughts on Project Temporality FOUR-DIMENSIONALLY PRE-ORDAINED? The answer *may surprise you*!