"I Am You From The Future! No Time To Explain, Follow m-OH CHRIST!" Chase your future self through time and alternate realities while fighting giant monsters, collecting hats, and eating cake! No Time To Explain is a game about Time Paradoxes, Jetpack Guns and Ribs In People's Eyes.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (838 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 25, 2013

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"Showed at PAX Prime 2013 - A comedy platformer that opens with you meeting your future self. No time to explain, follow me!"

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November 25

Local co-op confirmed for No Time remake

Hi everyone,

I wanted to share some great news. We've been going back and forth on it, but eventually agreed - local co-op is super fun, and No Time To Explain's remake is getting it!

Local co-op

We were able to beat the game start to finish last friday during the livestream (we livestream every friday at 4pm CET at http://twitch.tv/tinybuild )

You spawn with up to 4 players, and play the levels together. Whoever gets to the portal first - scores a point. It is fun insanity with beams going everywhere.

In levels where you have insta-respawn disabled (mostly levels with breakable blocks), multiplayer works in the same way - everyone gets one chance, and if the last person dies, the level resets.

Bosses will now have lives

The remake will have lives for boss fights. You can respawn up to 3 times before the levels restart.

This adds actual challenge to the bosses, and makes the game more interesting. Now you actually have to master the beam and dodge incoming attacks.

New music

MrFuby did a fantastic job at reimagining the soundtrack, and the main game will get some new tracks. The full OST will also get updated.

ETA

Right now the game's 90% done - we are missing the flier and runner levels, which are coming in shortly.

What remains after that is integration with Steam, specifically - the level editor. That hasn't been redone yet, and I believe it's a crucial part of the game.

Expect a Steam release early next year

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September 24

No Time To Explain at EGX London! Plus updates.

The latest version of No Time To Explain's upcoming remake will be playable at EGX London this weekend in the Rezzed area!

Stop by, say hi, play the game :)

Controller support!

It will be controller-enabled and gives you an idea of how we want all versions to control. Putting it simply, you control it with just the dual-sticks.

Left stick to run around. Click to jump.

Right stick to beam yourself around. Click to use shotgun guy's/alternate guys' abilities.

Reworked visuals!

The game has some reworked visuals. It took some effort to transform everything from Flash to Unity, but we're nearly there.

Things like the crab boss fight having physics-enabled flame bombs, lots of snow particles, really nice fog particles in the spaceship levels.

The game also runs at a solid.... 250fps? At least on my machine.

Reworked soundtrack

MrFuby has been busy reworking the soundtrack and came up with some insanely good songs. Some are completely original, some are remastered versions of previous songs.

Current status of the game

- As of right now, all standard levels are done. Standard levels are the ones with the "normal" beam guy character.

- Shotgun guy levels are done.

- 1st boss (Crab fight) is done

- 2nd boss (Shark) is done

Everything up until the 2nd boss is demo'd at EGX.

We still need to do all the other bosses, the special characters, the two scripted levels (flight and runner). The good news is that the engine is now done, and it even supports multiplayer.

See you at EGX!

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About This Game

"I Am You From The Future! No Time To Explain, Follow m-OH CHRIST!"

Chase your future self through time and alternate realities while fighting giant monsters, collecting hats, and eating cake!

No Time To Explain is a game about Time Paradoxes, Jetpack Guns and Ribs In People's Eyes. It's a comedy platformer featuring great music, voice acting and gameplay that becomes more ridiculous as you go.

Key Features

  • USE THE POWERFUL FUTURE CANNON as a gun AND a jetpack!
  • PLAY AS NEW CHARACTERS to blast, beam, slingshot and catapult yourself through fire, acid and fairy-cakes!
  • TEST YOUR GUN-GLIDING MASTERY: There are 60 wearable hats hidden around these levels, but where are they?
  • FACE OFF against giant monsters from alternate timelines, including the most horrific of all: your evil alternate self!
  • Kill giant alien crabs!
  • Eat cake!
  • Fight sharks!
  • Jump on stuff!
  • Play fullscreen!
  • Perform awesome dance moves while wearing collected hats!
  • Play different versions of yourself from the future!
  • Fully original Soundtrack!
  • Create and share your own levels in the built-in Level Editor!

About tinyBuild


We're an indie game development and publishing company. No Time To Explain is our first game. It came out of a successful Kickstarter and Greenlight adventure. Since No Time To Explain, we started helping other developers with their games. Here's what we're working on:

  • Co-developing SpeedRunners -- currently in Early Access on Steam
  • Working with 3rd party devs on games like Not the Robots (live on Steam)
  • Preparing to release Fearless Fantasy and other unannounced titles
  • Unannounced super-secret in-house game

Follow us @tinyBuild

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP and up
    • Processor:1Ghz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:128mb
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space

    IMPORTANT! On Windows 8 please disable your custom mouse cursor, and if it still lags, switch to the Windows Basic Theme. We are working on a re-release that will address these issues.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:1.2Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512mb
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX 10.8 and up
    • Processor:1Ghz
    • Memory:2GB RAM
    • Graphics:128mb
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space

    Warning! Runs poorly on hi-res screens.
    Do not attempt to run on Retinas, or iMacs
    Runs fine on MacBook Airs, non-Retina PROs
    Recommended:
    • OS:OSX 10.8 and up
    • Processor:1Ghz
    • Memory:2GB RAM
    • Graphics:128mb
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space

    Warning! Runs poorly on hi-res screens.
    Do not attempt to run on Retinas, or iMacs
    Runs fine on MacBook Airs, non-Retina PROs
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
No Time to Explain started life as a short flash game playing around with the same idea as this title has at the start. For its retail release, however, No Time has been fleshed out to a huge degree, packing a ton more highly diverse levels and a number of challenges, plus lots of completionist items to find.There’s a high degree of variety here, and while between chapters the game can sometimes feel completely different from what players were previously experiencing, it’s all held together by underpinnings of common mechanics.The variety in the levels is what makes No Time to Explain so much fun. Where No Time really excels is in humor. It’s bubbling over with craziness, whether it’s the painful screams of your future self or the themes of the various stages.All that positive outlook aside, my time with No Time was fraught with serious bugs and technical issues. The one that plagued me most was a graphical glitch concerning your aiming cursor for the laser cannon.I hit a second almost-game-breaking bug later in the game during one of the boss fights, where I couldn’t trigger a win condition.That said, No Time is fun and very funny, and often its platform design is intelligent as well as fresh and challenging. At its small price, I’d say that it’s worth the gamble that bugs won’t crop up.
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34 of 51 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
No time to explain. Just buy this game for challenges... and laugh !
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19 of 28 people (68%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
The gameplay is fun and varied, weapons sfx make them feel powerful, the setting is hilarious, the software itself is trash, the work overall shows extreme lack of polish.

If you dont mind you may get it and try to play it despite its bugs and issues. I dont recommend it at full price despite how cheap it is.

This game deserved better programming. Issues include very low-low fps, hiccups (garbage collector i guess), freezes (not at critical points though), some gameplay issues that can be forgiven but include checkpoints that respawn you at impossible positions, collision issues (hitbox and navigation), bad audio options (some sounds are not affected by volume controls for instance), some menu options dont save between sessions, they even get reset during execution, some cutscenes can't be skipped. Regarding obvious lack of polish, for example, one achievement requires beating a time limit displayed on screen, the time limit is wrong, wrong total count of level secrets (i.e. it says 2, it's actually 3), etc, There are even images that dont belong being displayed on top of the game scene and cutscenes, taking space and looking ugly in general (are the devs blind?).

Game difficulty is mixed, but easy overall. Plenty of hits just stun you, but the rest kill you in one hit, yet you have infinite continues and the game keeps checkpoints dynamically so you never have to replay more than a couple of seconds. This means most of the game is easy... yet in a few areas of the game you will have to complete the entire level in one go, just because (diabetes world, mole boss, aura of fire evil clone are some areas you will have to step up your game).
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
If you want that game makes you angry
just buy this awesome game <3
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Plays with speakers on full volume. *Door opens, mother walks in. Clone loudly exclaims "MY RIBS ARE IN MY EYES!" *pauses game and swings chair around.

Mother:
"What is this?"

Me:
"There’s no time to explain!" *jumps out of chair and dances out onto the street, proudly spamming the mic. button.
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18 of 29 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
This game's just f*ckin hilarious. No Time To Explain what the game's even like... the game doesn't even tell you what to do for chr!st's sake!! Just an overall fun time. :D
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
151.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
There's not really any time to explain, just get the game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
There is no ti
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
It could be a fun game if those annoying technical issues are not there. Even on a high-end machine this game runs like laggy slideshow, I tried all the workarounds on the forum without improvement. Deleted it without hesitation.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Game is broken, too laggy to play do not buy until there is a fix!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Very poor port of a flash game
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Great cartoon graphics ! But overall the technical issues destroys ane fun or joy from this game.Gameplay is laggy,sluggish and with annoying bugs,glitches.

I do not recommend buying this game in this state.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Alright lets get down to it becuase this game if funny. You from the future comes to you and gets attacked and then you JUMP around with lazer gun to help you jump in order to save yoursef. But one of the best parts is you from the future screaming about going into interior design and wearing freaking awesome hats.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
NO TIME TO EXPLAIN, GET THIS GAME
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
one the most fun and challenging games i have ever played. so maddening yet so satisfying at the same time.
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
A newgrounds flash game that managed to somehow get on to steam (Oh wait everyone can these days).

This is one of the most insulting games I have seen. A game with so little content, so many bugs, and such horrible design that dares to charge to play it.

There is no life system which means all of the dangers in the levels mean nothing. You simply restart the stage (Each stage takes about 1-2 minutes) or if its a boss fight you will be unable to shoot for like 2 seconds.

The puzzles are pretty much 'find your way to the end' type mazes. Nothing here will challenge you.

The humour is alright I guess but couldn't get more than a short exhale of breath in amusment once or twice.

The soundtrack is actually good and about the only thing I liked about the game.

To top it all off it is VERY short at 2 hours.

There is no controller support which would have done the game wonders especially considering the game DOES NOT LOCK THE DAMN MOUSE. What this means if you have more than a single screen is you will constantly get alt tabbed out of the game which doesnt pause and have to alt tab back in. The resolution option is a simple + or - and doesnt actually tell you what resolution you are picking.

This is ♥♥♥♥ing rediculous and should be ran out of town in the same vain as the free to play dungeon keeper title EA released.

Do not buy this game. Even at $1 its to much. This sould be a free flash game on newgrounds that a student did for his final project.
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20 of 38 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
what the ♥♥♥♥ am i doing with my life..
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Well for the price I thought I would check it out, but after trying it out for 20 minutes I have to say this is really just something that could be played as a free browser game. Try it if you want otherwise just save your money.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
On eo fthe best games EVER
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Dis game is scheize mandem. Ther's this guy who keeps meeting himself in teh past and he is big noob he no go straight to the beginning of tie what noob he keep jusmping and dieing to bif shark so he noob team. Iz not gud game dont buy Mother Russia duz not approve.
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