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.
User reviews: Very Positive (65 reviews) - 80% of the 65 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
2 of 2 people (100%) 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
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
An awesome concept turned into a fun puzzle game. Project Temporality puts the player on a futuristic space station and has you go through 14 chapters, each with its own set of puzzles that require you to use time clones to be solved. It might seem like a confusing mechanic at first, but don't let your first impressions deceive you. You perform a route that you'd want a clone to take, then you rewind back and create an alternate timeline. At this point, the action you've done already will be performed by a clone, whilst you can go on to perform another action.

The game lets you create up to 10 clones per chapter, and hence 11 timelines in total. Many of the puzzles require you to use more than 1 clone, creating a very smart and dynamic gameplay, which encourages you to think several moves in advance. It really reminded me of The Swapper (another good puzzle game), except in 3D rather than 2D and with more control over your clones. The puzzles themselves involve security doors, timers, keys, buttons, lasers, and moving platforms - things you'd expect in many puzzle games except executed with a lot of originality.

Some of the latter puzzles start involving more complex mechanics such as temporality fields, which cause a door or a platform to remain where it was even if you reversed time. Regardless of complexity, solving each and every puzzle felt very rewarding. There was not a single puzzle in the game that frustrated me or made me turn to a walkthrough.

The game also gives you a star rating out of 3 for how well you did the chapter. Creating each timeline causes you to use up some energy, so the less energy you use overall, the higher your rating will be. This is pretty good for perfectionist type players, though from what I noticed, it is pretty hard to earn the perfect 3 stars on a level, or even 2 stars for that matter.

The visuals are very colourful and shiny, and do a good job showing a futuristic setting. The music is also really great and relaxing, perfect for when you need to concentrate on solving a puzzle. The game's story is mostly told by reading various data pads around each level as well as two characters communicating with you from time to time. The story is on the background mostly, so don't expect something akin to Portal 2 here. I think a lot of reviews, both critic and user alike, are very unfair for judging a puzzle game based on its story, when the main focus is on solving puzzles via time manipulation.

There were a few minor problems I came across, but they did not detract much from the overall experience. Like at times you could get stuck, mostly if a door closes the moment you walk through it, but all you need to do is to rewind time back a couple of seconds and you become unstuck. I did notice some big frame drops in some areas (with a lot of sunbeams), but this might not be the case for people with more powerful computers. I also found myself unable to complete chapter 13 the first time round, since I used up all the clones by the time I got to the very final puzzle in it and it was too late to rewind it. So the only way was to restart the chapter from the beginning. Gladly, once you know the solutions, you can blitz through the puzzles much faster. The devs were also kind enough to provide chapter selection, so you can play any chapter at any time, even if you haven't reached it yet.

Overall, I greatly enjoyed this game and would highly recommend it to anyone who likes puzzle games or the concept of time manipulation. I've had a very fun and rewarding experience playing this game. No doubt it's now one of my favourite puzzle games.
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35 of 42 people (83%) 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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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.8 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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28 of 37 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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