Time Bandit – Part 1: Appendages of the Machine
A who̴͊leso̶̬̙̍me idle adventure with a dark secret. At your relaxing new job, you manage resources while completing tasks slowly over time. But soon things start to take more time... a LOT more time. In retro 3D cutscenes, uncover a company's conspiracy--and begin the plan to steal back your time.
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"Time Bandit reimagines Metal Gear Solid as a darkly comic work sim" - PC Gamer
"Sure to make Hideo Kojima proud" - IGN
"Here are eleven 2022 indie games to look forward to" - Destructoid
"I foresee that this will gain much love in the indie community" - Vulgar Knight

About This Game


Welcome to the world of Time Bandit, a unique idle adventure game where things move at a slower pace. You have a new job that involves moving boxes and starting other tasks that take time--sometimes a lot of it--to complete.

You can multitask and go work on other puzzles while you wait, or just save the game and come back later. Time continues to pass while you're not playing.


The company hired you to carefully manage your money and fuel while solving puzzles slowly over time to collect the time crystals for them. But as things begin to take even more time, you start to suspect there might be a dark secret behind the company's activities.


The choice is yours: Do you continue to give the time crystals that you find to the company for a small bonus? Or, after spending all that time collecting them, do you try to sneak the time crystals out of your workplace to sell them for more money? The stakes are high: every crystal they catch you trying to steal is lost permanently.




  • The company's security guards and cameras are watching. But perhaps it's easier to get away with sneaking around at certain times of day...
  • Work shifts tied to the actual time of day that change the consequences of getting caught. If you're on shift, it's OK to be seen by guards, unless you're trying to steal a time crystal. If you're off shift, you definitely want to avoid being seen.
  • Keep an eye on your energy meter. It goes down slowly while you play, and certain actions will deplete it more quickly. Swallow an energy pill or get some good sleep back home at your apartment to fill it back up.
  • A story that unfolds slowly in real time over the course of days and weeks of playtime.
  • A real-time day-and-night cycle, location-based weather, and music that changes dynamically with the time of day.
  • Move boxes, grow trees, build bridges, and compact trash--and wait for them to finish.


You slowly learn that the company's extraordinarily wealthy CEO and shareholders plan to use the time crystals to ẗ̵̤̪̻͙̭́͌͘͠ą̸͇͇̱̙͕͙̮͌͒̀̆̌͐̉k̷͔̗͚̰̣̠̜̀͛̓̎͛̇͜͝͠è̶̹̞̳̱͌̚ ̷̙͕̲͕͐̇̓c̶͖̭̳̘͉̿̋͘̚ő̸̲͙̫̀̆̈͛n̶͎̓̇ţ̴̦̯̙̻̙͕̮̇̿͌̇ŗ̷̦͗̇ȍ̶̝̘̲̤͎͉̦̈́̆͒̅l̴̦̹̍̅̑ ̴̦̫̣̘͚̼͑̑̈̄̑̋̏o̴̰͇̺̹̥͔̽̎͝f̵̗̳̟͕̜͍̖̤͝ ████ in order to m̴͉̬̠̅̐̔̆̃͝á̷̧̭̣̳̥͐̆͊͋̆͗̕k̴̹͍̫̹̮̝̃̆͋̄è̷̼͕̯̻̍ ̶̤̦̮̐̌̆̅͘ỹ̶͇̥͈̄̋̿͗͜͝o̸̖̫͍̅͑̋͝ͅṷ̸͂̃ ̸̳̳̠̯͆███ ̴̛͔͐̈́̕̚͝f̴̨͉̬̯́͂̒̀̏͒͘ổ̶̥̖͑̄r̷̡̖̖̖͓̤͒́̉̄͐̆̽̓ ̵̞̼̾̿͜ͅt̵̢͕̠̫̹̯͕̰̐́̀h̷͍̺̹͈̺̭̞̺̏̆̑ę̷̪̞͐͘m̸͍͕̊̑̆̆́̕͘ ̴̲͓͓̩̼͙̫̈̑͋́̔̎██████.

Uncover a dark but absurd conspiracy in lowpoly cutscenes and radio conversations inspired by retro cinematic games. Find out how your time is being stolen from you--and how you can fight to take it back.



Please note: This is just the first part of the story. It should take at least a couple of weeks of checking back in on the game periodically and making choices on what actions to take to reach the ending, but it's really up to you how you decide to spend your time with the game.

Time Bandit is designed to create interesting temporal experiences: make progress quickly or slowly, make playing it a habit or meaningful ritual, or just load up the game to watch the real-time sunsets.

Join Time Bandit's Discord to receive development updates and offer your feedback on work in progress! https://discord.gg/vhue5NtN39

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System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.1 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 115 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Sierra 10.12
    • Processor: 1.1 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible graphics card
    • Storage: 115 MB available space
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