Experience the mind bending power of single player cooperation. Project Temporality is a third person action/puzzle game built around the concept of allowing the player to play with time. Thanks to our propriety engine Sparta 3D we make the fourth dimension as available as the other three.
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Release Date: May 20, 2014

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“I think Project Temporality is Super Cool. The major strength of the game is it's puzzle design and the way it makes you feel once you actually succeed at a puzzle”

“Puzzles stay challenging and never grow old—which is particularly impressive given how much time you spend in some puzzles, unlocking and then rewinding new sections with your clones”
9/10 – Game Zone

“A puzzle game that triggers the very same parts of the brain as Portal, while not feeling like a copy. It's beautiful, fun and contains just the right amount of challenge.”
8/10 – IGN

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Experience the mind bending power of single player cooperation.

Project Temporality is a third person action/puzzle game built around the concept of allowing the player to play with time. Thanks to our proprietary engine Sparta 3D we make the fourth dimension as available as the other three. Just as with a VCR you can rewind time or fast-forward through it seamlessly.

Combining this and our time line concept you will solve mind-bending puzzles, by giving yourself a helping hand. Any time you need a friend, you can be that friend. Create a new timeline at any time/any place there are no restrictions. This game is all about giving you full freedom in four dimensions.

Solve puzzles involving lasers, mirrors, force fields, trap doors, platforms, keys etc. Exploit time to do the impossible. Explore the world and see into the mind of its people. We hope that you will enjoy the result of our years of evenings and weekends.

Contains 6-14 hours of gameplay.

Key Features

  • 4D Gameplay
    The fourth dimension Time is as accessible to you as the other three since at any time you can rewind to any earlier point in time, to find that perfect moment for you. No more frustrating replays performing the same sequence over and over again. Just rewind and fix.
  • Single Player Cooperation
    This is the key part of the game. You can exist in many parallel timelines using time clones. It means that every time you need a friend's help in the game, you can be that friend. You can spawn a new time clone at any position and time in the game, and once you create a new one it’s there forever.
  • Multiple true timelines
    Time clones will continue to perform the actions you recorded. They are, however, still a part of the game world, and if you change the game world the end result will also change.
  • Temporality fielded objects
    A temporality fielded object is an object that won’t be affected by your time manipulations, because it is inside a field that cancels out all timelines except the original one.
  • The Paradox Effect
    Combining the true timelines with the temporality fielding allows us to create paradox based puzzles where one single timelines performs multiple different actions depending from where in time it is viewed. Mathematically every temporality fielded object increases the number of dimensions with one which is what allows the paradox effect.

System Requirements

    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2180@2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon64 X2 3800 + @ 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires windows media player for music. The graphichs card needs to be DX10 Compatible but can run using DX9.
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2180@2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon64 X2 3800 + @ 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 460gtx
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: The graphichs card needs to be DX10 Compatible but can run using DX9.
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42 of 50 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2014
If you have photosensitivity issues, such as migraines and seizures, you may want to be cautious when playing this game. The lights, textures, and movement can cause problems. Personally, I got a migraine every time I tried to play, and other games of this type (Portal 2 immediately comes to mind due to the similar mechanics, and Dead Space due to the style) don't cause that sort of reaction.

The concept is fun, and as a puzzle game, it's definitely good. Just use caution if you're susceptible to headaches and the like.
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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2014
I spent 7.49 Euro on Project Temporality, and I'd honestly say it was worth it. The game is short, though. The game runs about as long as the original portal and has more than enough puzzles to be interesting, with some of them requiring very abstract thinking. It looks pretty good technically, though it's very samey, and I wouldn't with the story if I were you. But should you get it? Well...

If you like puzzle games, DEFINITELY buy this. It's one of the better puzzle games I've played in a while and - unlike the others - it doesn't look awful. The controls are loose and wobbly, but with essentially infinite-use time reversal, you can account for that. It's clever, it's creative and it gives you mechanics which seem familiar, but are fairly unique on their own. This will challenge your brain, but in a good way.

However, Temporality is also a very slow-paced game. While you may beat most levels in under three minutes on the clock, keep in mind that the clock counts back when you reverse time. So while it may be an absolute 3 minutes, you'll actually be spending 15-20 minutes per level. The character jogs slowly, jumps awkwardly and the game requires a lot of repetition, minor adjustments to positioning and timing and a lot of staring at a puzzle to figure out what you to do. If you need action, this isn't the right game. And it also goes without saying that if you're awful at puzzle games, Temporality will frustrate you.

For me, though, it was a worthwhile buy at 7.49 Euro. I'm not entirely sure if I can recommend it at its full price of 15 Euro, though. I mean, it's cool and creative, but also VERY short. If you're a huge puzzle game fan I can kind of see paying full price, but for my pocket I don't know that I could go much higher than 10 Euro. Then again, I'm stingy :)
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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
3rd person action/puzzle game, owes a lot of its inspiration to games such as Antichamber or Portal. Project Temporality challenges you to think in four dimensions and rely on yourself to solve puzzles based on different timelines. The game manages to impress with clever puzzles and rewarding gameplay. It forces you to carefully plan ahead, but because you can simply rewind time to rectify mistakes it rarely becomes frustrating. There is also a deeper story lurking behind all the puzzle solving for players interested enough to delve deeper.
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32 of 41 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
The idea of this game (creating time clones) is interesting, and that's what made me buy it. However, the implementation is so poor that I couldn't enjoy the game and gave up after forcing myself into a few play sessions.

The controls are clumsy. This game would probably play easier if the camera were just looking from inside the eyes of the character, not from behind. In the first few minutes of the game the camera is even locked at fixed angle, you can't look around the room.

The constant interruptions by the tutorial text which freeze the game are very annoying. Also, it's the mouse click which closes them, but you don't see the cursor itself, which also feels strange. I'd expect clicking "Next" button or "Close". No voice-overs btw, which is, well, ok for a game which you get for a few euros. The text which appears word by word is annoying as well, it should appear just all at once.

The graphics are pretty good, but you very soon notice that there is just a very limited set of models for environmental objects which they constantly re-use in every room. All rooms look the same because of that. In the end it feels more like a tech demo than a finished game, as if they bought some stub assets on the Internet. And the whole game feels generic and anonymous.

No environmental sound whatsoever! You walk around levels in complete silence. There are no footsteps, no buzz from the electronics around you etc. It feels like your sound card is broken or something - yet the music is playing. The music is good btw. The only sound I heard was the jump sound which is much like the Game Boy's Mario jump sound from the early 90s. Completely out of place.

The story is badly written. The very first message you get by pressing E on something in the first room is unintelligeble, and the rest even more, so I stopped reading them after the 3rd one.

Like in most puzzle games, the actual puzzles are more a chore than fun to solve, with some rare exceptions. It's just that the set of actions the player can do is so small that not much interesting could be built around it, and the time-rewinding mechanics doesn't really save it. You step on buttons, run, jump, and carry keys. Then more of the same, and then some more, without any sense of progress or direction. They make a clumsy attempt to get you interested in solving the puzzles in a "perfect" way to earn stars (as if this were some casual game on iOS) but frankly I didn't bother at all. Stars feel too cheap for a 3D game where you control a character. At least in Portal it felt like a mix of FPS and puzzle, not just a puzzle.

Apparently there are some bugs with collisions, I got them every 15-20 minutes. Sometimes the character can collide into some object of the environment and get completely stuck (can't move/jump anymore). Once I got the character smashing into the edge of a cliff, stuck in the animation of running. If you jump on a rising platform, the feet sink in it. Camera frequently gets inside objects, including the character himself.

Honestly, this product looks like a prototype for a game, not a real game on sale. It may be ok for the game's low price but cmon, the idea of time rewinds around which this game is designed deserves so much more!
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
I would recommend this game to anyone who likes quirky puzzle games. While the production values are not up there with the AAA titles it's still pleasing to look at and play. The pacing of the puzzles kept me moving forward through the game with only occasional hikcups.

While sometimes frustrating I really enjoyed watching my clones carrying out my tasks and once I got my mind into thinking with time it really started to get intressting. If you liked games like Portal,Braid and The Swapper you will probabely enjoy this one too.
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 28, 2014
This is some kind of mix between The Swapper and Thinking with Time Machine (which is free).
From The Swapper, it takes the idea of cloning yourself to achieve the goals of each level.
From Thinking with Time Machine, the time roll-out concept.
Graphics are a tad odd, better than in The Swapper and not so charming as in TWTM (which, in fact, uses Portal 2's toolbox).
I would try both mentioned ones first to this one but, once you are done with those, this is a curious blend.
If you liked those, you will probably like this one, also
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25 of 38 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 24, 2014
If you gave Portal a time machine, you'd end up with Project Temporality. Third person puzzling using time travel mechanics. It can be tricky to get your head around the concept, but once you do, it's good fun. It also manages to look absolutely stunning to boot.


Okay, you can stop all telling me about Thinking with Time Machine. I know it exists, it launched almost the same time as this game and it crashed on the first level every time for me. This game works. That one doesn't.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
I love this game! the serious way in which the narrator/lab person describes what you did wrong and what to do is hilarious. the gameplay is really good, the main thing I was afraid of when I heard about it was that it would be another silent, story-less (or pratically story-less) puzzle game, but it delivers in the story, there are little easter eggs about what happened where you are, and why throughout the game and the story so far is pretty good. I was also afraid that you be allowed so few "time clones" that it would ruin the gameplay and make it hard to find multiple solutions, but there's plenty (11 possible time-clones). anyone who liked portal or portal 2 will like this, anyone who didn't, well, I don't understand your thought processes, but you'll (probably) like this game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2014
Mindblowing. It takes time to get used to making your copies, but when you figure it out the game come with something more challenging. Great puzzle game since Portal. Must have!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 23, 2015
The game is amazing! A puzzle game in the vein of Portal. The controls are spot-on and the story is intriguing. This NEEDS to be in your collection.
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7.3 hrs
Posted: August 6
Just to start out with this:
This game took me 7 hours for a rookie run.

If you like The Talos Principle, you will enjoy this.
If you enjoy this, you will like The Talos Principle.

Some of the concepts in this game seem to have slipped into TPP, but it's a good game in its own right.

The music is great and relaxing.
The puzzles are quite challenging at times.
The resource management isn't needed though, UNLESS you hold shift while running and jumping all the time, like I did. You might run into problems if you do that :-)

It has some bugs, like you get stuck sometimes in walls and beams. Nothing a quick in-game rollback couldn't fix though.
Also there are a few graphic bugs at times with the beams which make the game look kinda trippy.

If in doubt, get this game. You will probably not regret it. Especially if you are into puzzles. Then get it pronto!
It was time and money well spent (got it from humblebundle.com for 2.99 :-)).
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3.1 hrs
Posted: August 4
Not played much yet <1hr but so far great game. Been looking for something similar to Portal after really enjoying those and this would appear to be it. Great challenges and interested to find out more about the story line too!
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6.7 hrs
Posted: July 19
thought this would be fun. turns out it's super repetitive, and gets old so fast.
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6.3 hrs
Posted: July 8
This game is awesome.
Great puzzles with mind-bending solutions.
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15.7 hrs
Posted: June 28
Great, different, mind bending puzzle game!
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Zen Skye
6.9 hrs
Posted: May 9
Beat the game in 6.9 hours. Even though it's a high $2.14 per entertainment hour, it was a lot of fun. Would play again!
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4.9 hrs
Posted: April 22
Project Temporality is to Time what Portal is to Space. Excellent concepts which they've pulled off wonderfully, amazing visuals, and a setting that is both fantastic and confronting.
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Grandmaster Foo
1.6 hrs
Posted: March 24
What an amazing Experience!

I would like to start off by saying that when I bought this game, I did it for the soundtrack and did it right after I saw the steam trailer that had that one epic song. After purchasing the game I couldn't find that song anywhere so I went back to youtube to listen to that song every day. I randomly decided to leave a comment about it in the comments section and lo-and-behold the Game company Defrost Games replied back to me. Astonishing! I was being told that they will add that song which was written for the game in the game files and uploaded on steam for me to enjoy it. They have actually done it! And nonetheless for a random fan. I am very impressed and I feel that this company's future is in safe hands and will go a long way. To do such a thing is rare. To communicate with your fans on this level is even rarer. So firstly I would like to give a big Thank You and a snggle hug to everyone at Defrost Games.

Now onto the review.
Even though I got the game for the music, I ended up loving the game as well. It is a pleasant surprise to see inovation on this level. The game's levels are well designed and the game's atmosphere is nothing short of immersive and captivating. It is no surprise that this Indie game company has won not one, but two categories in the competition Golden Chips (Guldchipset). This is impressive mostly because the competition has only 3 categories. Winning at the 66.6'th % margin says something.

So what is Temporality?
Temporality is a game mechanic that here is thoroughly explored and shows the possibilities of the fourth dimension. And it does so brilliantly in a wonderfully designed tesseract approach. In the words of the competition's Jury "Brain workout in four dimensions". This kind of mechanic alongside the game's charm and witty comedy secured it's release on multiple platforms also making the game available in over 70 stores.

With such a clever design the game starts to shine right from the beginning. Fans of the Puzzle genre will feel just like home with this one. Time lapse and Clone splitting which can go up to the 11'th dimension is just the tip of the iceberg. By the end of the third room you actually start questioning your own decisions. The game has a good difficulty curve and it gets increasingly harder to perform puzzles and platforming in the same time. It won't hold your hand but it feels great to get to the end of a puzzle even if it's just personal gratification. What sets the game apart from other similar games is the way they executed it. The balance between the game difficulty and the puzzle solving, the tiny hub rooms between levels which immerse you even more, the lack of game breaking bugs and the beautiful atmosphere and last but not least the soundtrack!

And speaking of bugs, I have only encountered minor bugs such as the odd invisible wall and clipping but nothing major I'm happy to say. I know others have had some lighting problems but most of them have incompatible video cards or outdated drivers. The game has not crashed on me. Not even once. And that's good since I run it on my main machine which has Windows 8.1 OS.

The game requirements are not high at all and pretty much anyone can download and play it without worries. The menus are simple, straight and not overly complicated and the video options are just enough to support several good resolutions and monitors as I have tested that one three different machines. The gameplay at it's core is simple and easy to understand yet used in such a way that's captivating. The graphics could use a bit of polish but remember this is an indie game. It looks great for what it is. Do I need to say anything about the soundtrack? NO! No I don't. I love it. The price tag that the game comes with does wonders as it feels that the game has just the right numbers on it. Overall the game left me wanting for more and craving for a second part. It wouldn't hurt to get access to a nice and robust fully fleshed level editor as I feel this would most definitely prolongue the game's life. Mods anyone? :)

It is a nice experience worth every penny, easy to get into and trigger happy to have you brainstorming all over the place. Now I want more. I expect great things from Defrost Games and I'm happy to say I believe they'll devider it. If their next games are anything like Project Temporality then I'm hooked.

- RGN Relapse Gaming Nation, Day Twentynine
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3.7 hrs
Posted: March 2
Cool game, just wish I could zoom out a little bit more, though the concept is great and if it is on sale would recomend buying, lots of fun.
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