Be your own teammates in this unique single-player co-op shooter!
User reviews: Very Positive (77 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 21, 2014

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December 19

20% Off During Steam Holiday Sale



Steam's annual winter holiday sale has begun & Time Rifters is available for 20% off!

This is a great opportunity to check out our holiday gift wrapped enemies & fire cracker confetti which is only available in the Daily Challenge until December 31.

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December 12

Trading Cards Now Available!



We're happy to announce that Steam trading cards are now available!

Play Time Rifters to start collecting the 6 trading cards, 6 badges, 5 emoticons, and 5 backgrounds that we’ve created.

You can turn your newly acquired items into gems for the Steam Holiday auction, which we're participating in:
http://steamcommunity.com/auction/item/1703-Time-Rifters

Just a reminder, all the enemies in our Daily Challenge mode are gift wrapped until December 31.

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Challenge Update Now Live

Free for all Time Rifters owners.

Team-up with yourself & compete for a highscore in the Daily Challenge; a maze of user created rooms that have been uploaded to the Steam Workshop. Feeling a bit more creative? Create & share your own custom rooms & arenas using the new editor tools.
Join the discussion on our Steam Forums.

Steam Workshop

Play arenas and Let's Replays created by the community. Want to create your own? Use the in-game tools to record a Let’s Replay or design your own levels (which may be used in Daily Challenge).

About This Game

Be your own teammates in this unique single-player co-op shooter!

You have 4 lives, destroy as many enemies as possible. With each new life you’ll be joined by ghosts of your previous lives.

The Let’s Replay mode lets you play with other people’s ghosts that have been uploaded to the Steam Workshop.

  • 6 upgradable weapons
  • 3 episodes with 5 arenas each
  • Highscore boards
  • Custom-made soundtrack
  • Single Player Co-op
  • Let's Replay system (asynchronous multi-player mode)
  • Developed for standard monitors & the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 or OpenGL 3 compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 +
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3 compatible video card
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Absolutely phenomenal experience. This is unlike any game I have ever played. It is also AMAZING with Oculus Rift DK2... I've tried several different experiences, and this is my favorite game yet. The feeling of playing this game in VR is seriously insane. Runs at a solid smooth 75 FPS and has such unique and amazing gameplay. All of my friends will be trying this. 10/10

I was absolutely blown away by the HUD in-game alone.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 2
Incredibly refreshing gameplay!
Great weapon variety. Each of the weapons has unique mechanics and is useful in its own way.
Nice art style, lots of different environments. The UI looks cool and works well with regular display.
Very high replay value. Different choices of weapons and their upgrades along with the ghost system drastically changes your tactic. With limited resources gathered from destroying the blocks, strategy is very important.

download and play with others' ghosts
sandbox mode with infinite resource
in-game leaderboards
in-game map editor with workshop support
daily challenge with player created maps

Runs 30-40 fps on my crappy laptop with integrated video card on max settings and it looks good.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
this game runs extremely well on low end pc, yet looks absolutely stunning. the design and usability of meuns are extremely clever and makes for a completely new and futuristic feel to indie genre. i would have payed twice the asking price if that means anything to anyone doubting the purchase...like i did.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
simply amazing! i LOVE how the game is all styled. it doesnt need "super fancy graphics, voice acting, gun skins, or over the top music." its an amazing game that'll be a great time killer any day of the week.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
A fast paced and colorful puzzle game/first person shooter. It would be better if there were a tutorial, but it's not that difficult to figure out without one.
Found in the discussion where the developer links to a helpful guide for new players: http://steamcommunity.com/app/270010/discussions/0/624075566947376979/
A little bit of handholding the first time you play would still be nice, but it doesn't significantly damage enjoyment.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
Have not seen any bugs yet, graphics a really good and gameplay is perfect. 9.8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 15
I played Time Rifters before it came out on steam and let me say it got better. The people behind this game are amazing. This is one of thoughs game I hope and think will become a classic game because of its amazing consept were you use time to destroy a lanscape and it is extreamly fun and you do use stradegy. BUY IT NOW BUY IT ON SALE BUY IT OFF YOUR FRIEND JUST BUY IT PLEASE.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 12
If you like FPS's you should definitely check out Time Rifters, original concept, lot of strategy involved.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
Best game I've tried on the Oculus Rift DK2 so far, this is a brilliant concept, simple, but very well executed.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
Excellent little game, that surprisingly doesn´t cause any significant motion sickness (using the Oculus Rift DK2 i normally get sick from first person WASD stype games)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Breathtaking on the Rift. Runs really smoothly. Great example of a game taking advantage of the rift.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Probably one of the best oculus rift games out there
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
Thanks to this game I enjoy playing with myself a lot more ... the games not bad either hahahah

But seriously it's a really fun game and the workshop content's alright tbh
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
ABSOLUTLY FANTASTIC!!!!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
10/10
I like this game a bit too much.
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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
This game is awesome to say the least. Who would have ever thought that playing with ones self could be so fun and entertaining! Time Rifters makes it possible. If you like FPS games but want a break from 13 yr olds telling you they slept with your mom. This game is one to definitely check out! It's challenging and the music is amazing. Lots of secrets to find and plenty of replayability with the Leaderboards. I don't know about you guys but when a level has a % to finish, I always go for atleast 100% and this game actually allows you to go beyond that. You can also in-game record and save it, upload to the Steam Workshop and allow others to play along side your replay. I highly recommend picking this game up. Its addictively fun!

No crashes, No bugs, Art Style and Graphics are beautiful(Especially the Tree)
10/10 Will continue playing until the whole game is atleast 100% done

Gameplay - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAW5UMRUF9U
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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Takes playing with yourself to a whole new level.
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
This is a fun single player FPS co-op game that uses replays of up to 3 of your ghosts simultaneously to join you in a timed arena match and It brings a new intense experience.

Watching my ghosts come to life, move around, load up, test their equipment, and get to action was so much fun. I got to learn more about how I play from another perspective.

The point of the game is actually simple. You run around FPS style, shooting cubes and cube monsters that move in a set pattern and you have to destroy them all within a certain time limit before the round ends to achieve the full 100% completion. But this is where you can really enjoy the game because you can create a tactic and then switch it up on the following arena round leaving your ghost to do what you prepared it for like flanking one way while you go the other to shoot down cubes and cube monsters to try to achieve higher completion points. And if one tactic doesn't work then you can think of many different ones to use and have your ghosts perform them while you try different ones.

There are a lot of Steam achievements to earn and even some achievements that have you find intentional arena escape glitches and some cool features like being able record and upload your replay ghosts for others to download and play with them or you can download theirs as well.

The controls are very smooth and the game supports Keyboard & Mouse, XBOX 360 controller as well as the Oculus Rift VR headset. This game shouldn't have a problem running on older systems. I even tested it out on a gaming notebook running a GTX260m with a Dual Core 2.93GHz Intel processor and 1920x1200 resolution with all settings maxed except for AA and got a fluid 60 fps throughout the game. And the cool thing about the options in the game is that you can access and configure them right from your point of view in the main area by walking up to them.

This is an awesome game and once you get your hands on it you will have a lot of fun and try your hardest to get those 100% completion points. :D The only downside I found was reaching the end and wishing there was more. :(
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Shoot red cubes, listen to Dupstep, upgrade your guns, repeat. On top of that you're also working with your previous playthroughs to complete each level with the highest possible score.

Great fun whilst it lasts and it has some trippy graphical effects to boot.

Full video review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr94yzi-9mI
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Lengthy text review below video:
http://youtu.be/9xlKWvT-fjg
Gameplay:
In a sea of generic FPS titles Time Rifters does something different. You are tasked to enter an arena destroying as many targets as possible in a set amount of time. One attempt is not enough to get the job done. Luckily, through some kind of futuristic science, you are morphed into a new avatar and time is rewound so you can play alongside the first avatar. In the end you will be controlling the final vessel while 3 previous Time Rifters simultaneously play alongside you.
It takes strategy and planning to destroy all of the targets. A variety of weapons are available to choose from and collecting gold allows you to upgrade them in between each round. A little planning on what and when a specific firearm is used and how it is upgraded is an important decision that affects the final outcome. The thinking does not stop there as you must also plan on how you will navigate through each arena destroying the square blocks. Shooting random areas commando style will net you a low score with previous avatars attacking the same targets that are no longer there.

Graphics/Sound/Performance
Time Rifters runs fantastic on the Oculus Rift. No screen tearing, no jitters, and a consistent high FPS count resulting in a wonderful motion sick free experience. The graphics really come alive when looking through the Rift and the art style is well suited for a VR experience. The menus are superb and easy to navigate while giving a fresh style to the game. It also looks and runs great on a standard monitor though I would prefer a wider field of view. The soundtrack is also worth noting as it provides a catchy upbeat tempo that matches the play style.

Controls
Controls are a breeze whether using, a controller, mouse and keyboard, or the Oculus Rift. Everything feels just how any quality FPS game should feel. Aiming with the Rift is done by simply looking at where you want the reticule. It works perfectly and I cannot detect any delay in movement. I would like to see more FPS titles using this control method.

Multiplayer
This title has been billed as a multiplayer game where you control all the players yourself. This means that a traditional online multiplayer mode is not included. It does offer what is called “replay mode”. This is accomplished with a player playing the first two avatars and uploading to Steam Workshop so a second player can play the second two avatars. In an age where a majority of online multiplayer games are dead before they even get started, I think this is a fantastic idea that works perfectly with the gameplay. It sure beats hanging around in an empty lobby in the hopes that somebody might join.

Conclusion:
My biggest gripe is that Time Rifters is a bit light on content. The Steam Workshop is a novel idea that hopefully will catch on adding some additional entertainment value. I would have also liked to see a proper scoring system with leader boards and more than one difficulty level as the game seems a bit on the easy side. These two things would have gone a long way.
Still, the low asking price for the content available is fair. It’s well polished and has fresh ideas. Time Rifters is enjoyable using a standard display but simply a must buy for anyone owning an Oculus Rift. Since the launch of the Oculus Rift most of the available "games" fall into one of three categories. It is either a small snippet of a demo like Dread Halls, a shallow novelty experience like Riftcoaster, or a previously made game with Rift support shoe horned in. I have had tons of fun with all three categories but I have been left wondering when we will start seeing "real" VR games. And now we are. Bravo Proton Studio.
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