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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Very Positive (75 reviews) - 80% of the 75 user reviews for this game are positive.
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”
Northernlion

“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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About This Game


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

    Minimum:
    • 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.
    Recommended:
    • 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.
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 18 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Great action puzzle game :)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
This was a fun game to play. I recommend trying it if you have a few hours to spare.

This game's environment is similar to Portal's, but instead of using portals, the game uses elements like time reversal (Braid) and the ability to create multiple timelines (Nicolas Cage movie called Next).

Although the puzzles are relatively challenging (occasionally requiring you to go back in time by more than a minute or two), there are only 14 levels in total, and each of them doesn't need more than 20-30 minutes (real time) to complete. For those wondering, every level can be beaten.

The levels are lengthy and the level design is nice to look at. There are also messages left behind (similar to PDAs in Deus Ex) which give backstory, and you're free to read them at your own convenience as you can simply revert time.

One thing I wasn't pleased about was: once you complete Level 7 (reach halfway through the game), the game takes a turn and becomes easier. From then on, there is a strong emphasis on story as opposed to the puzzles themselves. Level 10 and 13 are difficult though.

I particularly enjoyed Level 13 as I was forced to cut down on clone usage and optimize my moves while timing a lot of others. If you play this game and reach that point, you'll know.

Another thing I didn't like was the 3-star ranking scheme (with 0 stars as being completion only). It's impossibly hard to get more than 1-star. Unless I was really bad at the game (which I don't believe I was), it didn't seem possible to get more than a 1-star rank. I assume you would need to refer to a guide and replay a stage dozens of times in order to get 3-stars.

All in all, I liked this game. But I wouldn't suggest buying it unless it's on sale or part of a bundle. I've already uninstalled the game after beating it one-way non-stop, so look at my hours played to have an idea for how long the game is.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
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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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Requires very percise movement
This in turn means knowing how to solve the puzzle, but not getting the timing right
which means rewinding time to perfect it.
Doesn't help the controls suck
Overall it's a meh( Neat premise thought)

My Score:
D

Paid: Included in Humble Bundle: Plug In Digital($6)
Completed in: Got bored

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