"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 (675 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 25, 2013

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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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June 3

No Time To Explain Progress Report

There's a lot cooking around No Time To Explain.

  • MrFuby is working on remastering the soundtrack at 320kbps

  • This means reworking some of the songs from ground up, using slightly different instruments
  • Will update the current soundtrack and be put into new Unity remake of the game

  • Unity remake is going slow but steady - ETA this year
  • Most of standard levels ported to Unity
  • Enabled local multiplayer support
  • Going to replicate all current levels of NTTE in this build
  • Going to reimagine all scripted levels, including boss fights and the flying/running levels
  • When done, will expand content

Game will have more content, release on Steam replacing the current game; and release on Xbox One

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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

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System Requirements

PC
Mac
    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
21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
No time to explain. Just buy this game for challenges... and laugh !
Posted: August 17
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 21
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
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
Posted: August 23
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
There's no time to explain! Just buy this and find out yourself!
Posted: June 6
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Nice and funny game
Posted: August 3
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116 of 148 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Positives:
+ Great art style
+ Humourous Storyline
+ Challenging levels
+ User Created Content
+ Good Overall Length

Negatives:
- Technical Issues on Windows 7 / 8
- No Gamepad Support
- Framerate issues on higher resolutions
- A few levels are too difficult which can hault player progress
- Bosses seem to be too easy
- No health system, so when you get "damaged" it seems pointless

Overall, a pretty good platformer, that I'd recommend to those who enjoy games of this genre.
Time to Complete the Game: ~2-3 hours
Recommended Price: ~$2.50-5.00
Posted: November 28, 2013
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