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: Positive (23 reviews)
Release Date: May 20, 2014
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"Time-based challenges and platforming sections make for a challenging experience for players brave enough to control time and space."
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September 12

Patch 1.05 Live

So it has been a bit longer than we wished for due to external circumstances but we are very proud to announce our newest patch. Except for general bug fixes and tweaks the big announcement is that the game is now localized in Spanish thanks to Sergio Prose. We are also adding some code for the players experiencing slowdowns that should help.


New features
* Made game localizeable
* Spanish localization by Sergio Pose
* Very low mode. 50 to 90% faster than low but sadly has to sacrifice quite a bit of visual effects. Allowed us to lower our limit to a Intel HD 3000 but for people ready to play in 800x600 they can go quite a bit lower.

Bug Fixes
* Fix for incorrect achivement updates in some cases.
* Fixed Sound issues in Time warp mode
* Anti Deadlock code for special lockup cases
* Temporary slow down code to correct negative performance spiral if for some reason framerate drops temporarely
* Fixed some tutorial script problems.
* a lot of small fixes and tweaks.

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July 20

Patch 1.03 Live

Even though the summer heat we are here slaving away at another patch for you guys. and this one will bring some big change, the biggest of this is the launcher. Due to steam often failing to install the proper redists we have added a launcher that detects what is missing and prompts you to install it.

If for some reason are having troubles with the launcher we still have launch options that allows you to start the exe directly (we have tested the launcher extensively but on PC nothing is guaranteed) But we should have a lot easier trouble shooting anyone having issues now.

We also have done a lot of work on a very low mode allowing the game to be played with people with much slower graphichs cards than before.

Also of course we have what you have asked for keyboard rebinds and fov :)

New Features
* The game now detects the absence of windows media player and gracefully turns of the music. This can be seen and verified in the option screen.
* New launcher looks for missing redists and prompts user to install them before launching the game,
* Graphic setup actively searches for an acceptable graphics mode if XNA fails to setup a proper display mode. With error messages :)
* Fov is now user adjustable.
* Keyboard rebindings mode select able in the option screen if a controller is not plugged in (needed to work this way to comply with steams full controller requirements)
* Very low mode. 50 to 90% faster than low but sadly has to sacrifice quite a bit of visual effects. Allowed us to lower our limit to a Intel HD 3000 but for people ready to play in 800x600 they can go quite a bit lower.

Improvements
* A graphics card reset doesn't cause the game to store extra model data.

Bug Fixes
* Fixed graphics card refresh crash that sometimes happened when changing resolution after having played a level.
* Fixed erroneous detection of Resolution in Options Screen
* Some extra small fixes.
* Cloud saves should work for non developers now

This was the first big patch with a lot of extra functionality as the last ones has mostly been bug fixing. Sadly we are still constrained by XNA for some issues but we have worked around them as well as we can.

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Reviews

“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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: The graphichs card needs to be DX10 Compatible but can run using DX9.
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
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.

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Posted: May 24
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
RECOMMENDED.
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
Posted: May 28
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 30
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
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 :)
Posted: September 11
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Seeing this game while browsing the store did not impress me much but after I took the time and had a second look at it I really liked it and gave it a shot and I have to say that this is one of the best puzzle games I've ever played.

The premise is simple. You are a person with the power of time manipulation (due to a prototype device) which you can use to turn back time and make a clone that does what you did before in order to solve puzzles and go to the next level. That means you can do two or things at the same time. Normally that would make things easier but not in this game. The complexity the numbber of time clones give to the puzzle only makes it harder.

From what I played I can say with confidence that the execution of the premise is very good! Complex puzzles that require you to set your mind to ultra super problem solving mode while providing an aesthetically beautiful environment. This is one game that will put yout thinking skills to the test and provide you a fun experience!

Graphics are very good for an indie game as well as generally for a game and truly for what this game is you don't need better.

This game is not for those who lack patience at puzzle solving but for those who really want a challenging puzzle solving experience or those who want to try a puzzle game (provided they have enough patience) this game is a must have (at least imo)! Project Temporality will give the puzzle game lovers hours of fun and a great (well earned) sence of accomplishment when completing the levels! This game is overall an experience that no one sould miss!
Posted: May 26
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