A platform-adventure game about time travelling, puzzle solving and a friendship between an Old Inventor and a Snail.
User reviews: Very Positive (165 reviews)
Release Date: May 12, 2014

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"In terms of aesthetics, the game looks gorgeous, with artwork inspired by the works of Hayao Miyazaki and Shaun Tan."
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Reviews

“Chronology is a beautiful and entertaining puzzle platformer.”
93/100 – Shoost

“The final product is a thoroughly charming experience that should be a staple of everyone's Steam library.”
90/100 – GamesXtreme

“Braid and LIMBO are two outstanding indie games that have demonstrated fantastic art styles combined with new and complex gameplay in the puzzle genre. But what happens when you put those two games together? You get Chronology.”
80/100 – Bago Games

About This Game

Chronology is a mind-bending mix of puzzle, adventure and platform game where you defy time by manipulating the past and the future, in order to fix the present. Play as the Old Inventor and his sidekick The Snail, and take advantage of their special abilities - travel back and forth in time, stop time, manipulate objects and solve puzzles.

Key Features


• Time changes everything - Solve puzzle by travelling back and forth in - or freezing - time
• Characters with heart and soul - Switch between two lovable characters with different abilities and combine their strengths
• A mind-bending story line. As the story unfolds, learn how the main character has already played a central role in shaping the future of his world
• A magical, colorful, vibrant and living universe that mixes elements from different times and cultures
• Amazingly animated characters, machines and creatures, inspired by Hayao Miyazaki(Howls Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4/5th Generation Intel HD Graphics (4000/5000) or AMD HD Graphics 7th series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
    • Additional Notes: Controller Support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU (NVidia or ATI) with at least 1 GB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
    • Additional Notes: Controller Support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Nice puzzle platformer! Short, but still worth getting on a sale.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
A pretty solid puzzle game with time bending mechanics very reminiscent of Dark Cloud 2. However, the short length and unremarkable story make the asking price of $4.99 hard to swallow. Get it on sale or in a bundle for sure.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
This is like a lost child of Braid. Visually pleasing, intriguing plot, accessible puzzles, the only thing that this game is missing is a decent set of achievements. Will wait for them before I further the game's story.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
There is some charm, but it just feels like it could have been better.
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 8, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Chronology is a game I've been following ever since I saw it on Greenlight, and I'm very glad it got its chance to be released. The game is very imaginative, and the way you progress and use the mechanics make for a really fun experience. I also really like the voice acting, the design of the world is very pretty, and the music and sound is absolutely phenomenal. The game has a pretty good sense of humor, and I really enjoyed the exchanges between characters. The game's length isn't the longest you can find, but it feels right for the kind of game it is, and more than makes up for it with content. You will not regret picking this game up.

Overall, I give this game 88/100, and would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes puzzle games, or likes the use of time manipulation in a game.
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