"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 (801 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
12 of 17 people (71%) 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 10 people (60%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Very poor port of a flash game
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Mouse freeze kills gameplay, pass or wait for the remake.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Hilarious fun game with many challenges that will make even the more experienced gamers think.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
It's an amazing game. Sure it lags, if you dont look at the warnings on the system reqirments. There are different warnings for windows/mac. Just take two seconds to look, seriously.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Good game, I wanted to play it, bought it.
It lags like crazy and if you're lucky enough, you can get like 12fps and the framerate makes it literally unplayable.
I want my dollar back.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Can't get it to run now matter what I do. Always get a grey screen and then my computer doesn't respond. Can't figure out the problem,s ince no one else seems to have it.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
amazing game
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
This game is epic and absolutely brilliant and should be able to run on an average or above computer and ohh the music is some of the best i have ever heard ***spoilers***[PS if the Devs randomly read this, fix a bug when you defeat the boss at the end of the level where you are inside yourself what happens is it sets you back to the level select area and tells you that you havent finished that part of the game and I have tried rebooting the game and restarting my PC and even completed the area TWICE. Please please please fix it!
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4 of 13 people (31%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
WHY ARE YOU READING THIS??? ARE YOU HOPING FOR ME TO EXPLAIN??? THERE IS NOOO TIIME TO EXPLAIN!!!!!
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Quickly, buy this game.
Why? Theres no time to explain.
JUST BUY IT
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
dapper
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1 of 9 people (11%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
why did i buy this
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1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Quircki and not even good. Nice idea, but awfully done
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6.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Short, cheap and fun. Definately worth playing
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3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Everything about this game was awesome. Great storyline, great gameplay, you name it and this game has it.
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1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I just want to point out that the resolution setting is literally a plus button and a minus button. If that's not indicative of the problems this game has, I don't know what is. Fun, but impossible to play in anything but a tiny window.
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3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Do you know those trailers for movies where you see a joke in the trailer, and you say, "That's clearly the best line in the entire movie, so I don't have to go see that anymore." That sums up this game.
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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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