Your Future Self is a 1-2 hour long story-driven experimental text adventure with unique conversational mechanics, time loop based gameplay, and an emotionally gripping time travel mystery set against the backdrop of a darkly realistic vision of our world ravaged by climate change.
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Mar 8, 2019
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March 17

Bug fixes and new features (v 1.1)

Hi everyone,
I've spent the day fixing things and adding a few new features based on player feedback. I've fixed enough to actually give this update a new number (v 1.1). In no particular order:

  • Fixed a bug that meant it was impossible to progress through chapter 3 (the section after CONVINCE/SYMPATHISE) if you had to play through it more than once
  • Tidied up some dialogue here and there
  • Added an options menu (accessible either from the title menu or the pause menu)
  • Added the ability to change SFX and music volumes from the options menu
  • Also added an option to turn off the CRT flickering effects should you wish. This might be a little buggy when loading up a save from before this update, but if you turn the option off and on again a couple of times it should work

If anything else comes up, feel free to email me at contact@contortionistgames.co.uk and I'll try and fix it asap.

Thanks,
Andy
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March 11

More typos fixed

Hopefully I've got them all, but if you see any I've missed then let me know!
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Reviews

“Both the thematic content, consisting of the consequences of time travel and climate change, as well as the atmosphere of the game can largely convince [...] Your Future Self, with a playing time of about two hours, is an entertaining adventure with a serious background.”
https://quick-save.de/2019/03/your-future-self/

About This Game

You wake up. A disembodied voice tells you that you have been trapped in a time loop with your future self. They have committed a terrible crime in the near future, and - according to this voice - the only way you can escape the loop is to convince your future self of the wrongness of their actions.

It seems you have no choice but to follow their instructions, but that doesn't mean you should believe everything they say. As you progress in your conversation with your future self, it becomes very apparent that something is amiss. Someone is lying to you. The question is: who? And why?

If you want to be free, make sure you figure out the truth.

Think carefully. Think strategically.

...and good luck.

Features

  • Mind bending, yet personal story: You are stuck in a time loop with your future self, and are told you have to convince them they were wrong for a crime they committed in the near future. What was their crime? Who trapped you in this loop? And, most importantly, how can you escape?
  • Gameplay mechanics as a puzzle: There is no tutorial. You need to be as convincing as possible when talking to your future self, but figuring out the mechanics of how to achieve this (and figuring out how the time loop affects gameplay) is a puzzle in itself, and an inherent part of the game's challenge.
  • Unique aesthetics: The game visually harks back to the aesthetics of retro text adventures but repeatedly breaks out of genre norms to shock and surprise.
  • Atmospheric soundtrack: Varied and memorable chiptune soundtrack. A moody, modern update on 8-bit soundtracks of old.

Your Future Self is a 1-2 hour long story-driven experimental text adventure with unique conversational mechanics, time loop based gameplay, and a gripping, suspenseful, emotionally charged narrative that touches on politically important topics such as climate change, refugee crises, and mental illness. It harks back to the aesthetics of text-based adventure games whilst deliberately bending the genre into something unique.

Full soundtrack available here: https://contortionistgames.bandcamp.com/album/your-future-self

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1+
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

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