Be your own teammates in this unique single-player co-op shooter!
User reviews: Very Positive (206 reviews) - 95% of the 206 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 21, 2014

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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 (DK2 pre 0.7 runtime)

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • 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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: OSX 10.6 +
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3 compatible video card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
This game is sheer brilliance, and I really mean it. It's not often I say that about any game at all. At the time of writing this review, I realise that I only have a little over an hour in it, but that's all I need to know that this game is amazing, and the hours will for sure be racking up in this game. Don't let the screenshots determine what this game is, this game cannot be described in a single screenshot. This game either requires you to play it for yourself and learn every little minor and major detail to help you win the game. Let's get down to the basics of what this game really is, and how it is absolute brilliance in a single game.

Before we get into what the game really is and how you play, I think it's important that I bring this up; this is something that I love in games. As you open the game, you aren't greeted by the usual, boring, same-old menus. No, you are greeted by.. Well, the game! That's right, you play straight from there. There is an amazingly simple but somewhat flabberghasting easter egg in this "hub" if you want to call it that. It's not my place to spoil it here, that's something you'll have to find.

To start playing, all you have to do is hit a big, floating "play" button. That's it. You're then welcomed by 3 seperate menus.
Campaign; your basic campaign, where you fight the evil cubes and try to emerge victorious.
Daily Challenge; community designed challenges which you can play every day.
And for those of you who have a more creative side, you can also create a custom arena. You can choose to play others custom levels or you can create your own. That's something you'll have to find out yourself, I haven't even tried to do anything with that yet.

If you are wondering, "are the enemies.. really just cubes?". Yes, the enemies are basic cubes which follow a simple principal.
- Red Cubes are the WEAKEST cubes with the lowest HP.
- White Cubes are the NORMAL cubes with normal HP.
- Yellow Cubes are the BEEFY cubes with high amounts of HP.
Each cube will reward you with a yellow or white smaller cube. All you need to know about that is, those are your score.
A white, small cube is equal to 1 gold, whereas the yellow, smaller cubes are equal to 10 gold.

So, enough about just the menus, I think it's time we talked about the game. The game has a dubstep soundtrack, and before any of you run away due to the fact that you hate dubstep, you have to understand this games theme. It's fast paced, high-octane action. The dubstep, if doing nothing else, will just hype you up and make you ready for the next spawn of enemies. The dubstep soundtrack, as someone who despises dubstep, actually really fits the games feel. I mean, the only music genre that pops to mind when you think high paced action with badass explosions, it's got to be dubstep, right?

Aesthetically, this game is gorgeous. No, I really mean it is GORGEOUS. The thought cubes to some people will probably make you think that this game is some Minecraft clone, and I am included in that general consensus. But when I started to play, I realise that this game is way more than that. It's nothing like Minecraft at all. This game has so much potential to be one of the best games out there, I just hope that the devs can do something about how short this game is. I mean, 3 areas each with 5 levels is only a total of 15 levels. Whilst that isn't that bad, it's not exactly great. And that's actually my biggest flaw with this game. Sure, it has tonnes of replayability, but it will only last for so long. If the devs can add more things to the game to keep people playing and gaining the game more publicity, then it's their choice to realise that that's what they need to do.

So, the basics of this game then.
- Fast paced, cube killin' action.
- Dubstep which fits the games theme.
- Amazing amounts of replayability.
- 6 great and very differing weapons to choose from.
- Tonnes of fun.

Although this game would be an instant GOTY for me if it was just slightly longer!! Just even 3 or 4 more chapters added on to increase the level of content and playtime that I can get out of this game. I want to play it for so much longer, but I don't know how long my willpower will stick out with no new Missions in sight. Great game, very short though.
(Great price, too.)

So, final conclusion, get this game if you want to have a true gem in your Steam library. One of the best games out there at the minute and I cannot wait to play tonnes more!
Have a great day/night everyone!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Did you ever think to yourself while playing a multiplayer / coop game "man these guys are so bad..."?
Does this maybe happen regularly to you?

Then this is game for you!

Here is a coop game where your partners are yourself.
You spawn in a room with three other guys and you think "Oh man, three guys and all afk...".
You pick a weapon and try to finish a level since you are pro. Time is up - you failed.
But wait - you spawn in the same room again as one of the people you thought were afk.
You see your older self looking at you, blaming you for being afk - even though you are obviously not - pick a weapon and try to beat the level with your old self. If you are new to this game, you will fail, otherwise it is possible.

You get the pattern.

You play the same level up to 4 times with your older selfs. This idea alone is brilliant. The world you play in in is beatiful, the music is nice. The atmosphere is just coherent. Gameplay is smooth.
With skill and strategic thinking, you can beat all the levels easily. Then there are Arenas and Challenges.

Not often do I write a review for a game, but this game is worth the time.
Time Rifters' Concept is absolutely brilliant.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2015
This is probably the most fun I've ever had playing with myself... 4 times over in fact... Now that i think about it, was i playing with them, or were they playing with me... I feel so molested now........

In all seriousness, its a very fun game and one that's VERY easy to pick up on. I reccomend it, but it would be SIIICK if there was actually a multiplayer co-op mode. Honestly, even if i had to pay an extra 2 dollars to get that as a DLC, I'd do it!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
The concept is gr8 and the graphix are gr8 but the game is short. Still has some replay value. I reccomend it m8.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
Started playing game, shooting cubes and the time ended. "Okay, simple game." I thought aloud as suddenly the level resets and I see a player standing besides me. "Multiplayer? Okay... I wanted this to be a singleplayer, not some noobs to get in my way!". As I play the level again, I see him doing horrible while I am doing pretty fine. "This guy has no idea on how to play the game, I am new myself but I am CLEARLY doing better than that player on only my second try!". The game resets and a I see a third member has joined.................................................................... I suddenly realise what has happened.

4/4 would rage at myself again!
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