This quirky indie title was featured in the latest Dream.Build.Play, an annual challenge held by Microsoft to show off the capabilities of XNA Studio - a cross-platform API for games development on PC and Xbox 360. Well, just Xbox 360 now, considering Microsoft's discouraging position on XNA under Windows 8.
But let's not digress. Project Temporality was developed by a small Swedish team called Defrost Games. Inspired by Jonathan Blow's Braid and Valve's Portal, they set to work on this arcade mash-up for Xbox 360. From the looks of things, you can import an Xbox avatar into the game and subject it to a series of bizarre non-deaths.
Braid, I see. Portal however? I don't get the reference. Maybe from the environments? If anything, I get a Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time vibe from watching the video, especially when the player falls into a pit and rewinds time to avoid his futile battle with gravity.
It wasn't a winner, heck, it didn't even get an honourable mention. I doubt that'll stop Defrost from plugging away it, or whatever project they move onto next.
[Dream.Build.Play, via Armless Octopus]