A Tale Of Revenge, Time Travel And Pixelly Platformer Action

A Tale Of Revenge, Time Travel, And Pixelly Platformer Action

This is Timespinner, the next big PC indie platformer (I'd say metroidvania, but people don't like that word). It's being developed by Lunar Ray Games, a studio headed by an ex-Bungie employee, and it looks quite excellent.

Timespinner, which has been in development for over five years, is the story of a young woman on a quest to destroy the Empire which, in turn, destroyed her life. As Lunar Ray says:

From the rich story worlds of Star Ocean, the expansive gothic castle exploration in Castlevania, and the tight gameplay of Megaman X, Timespinner seeks to weave all of these elements into one amazing game.

Time travel is part of the game both as a gameplay mechanic — you can freeze time to fight enemies, evade them, or to solve puzzles — and as a story device, as you can travel to different time periods in the planet's history as you combat the Empire. There's also different sorts weapons, called Magic Orbs, which can be used both short- and long-range, along with upgradable abilities, pets, and a large, interconnected world filled with hidden treasures and secret areas.

Timespinner is on Kickstarter at the moment, and it's doing pretty good! In only about eight hours, the campaign managed to collect almost $US4000 out of a necessary $US50,000, and it still has over 29 days to get the rest. Looks like Heart Forth, Alicia might just get some competition — though this will only be out several months after Alicia, in November 2015.

Timespinner [Kickstarter]


    Feels more Megaman to me.

      I'm seeing Megaman and Castlevania and I'm hearing Super Metroid and Castlevania.

      All up, I like what I hear and see, a lot!

      Very definitely this. Perhaps it's time to coin the term Metroidman X?

    I am all for this indie gaming thing, but I spent hundreds (thousands?) of hours of my youth playing games that looked just like this. I have no sound here at the moment but please tell me they haven't gone the 'full retro'. Merc Kings suffered from full retro. Looked fun but sounded CRAP.

      It sounds to me like a SNES game but upgraded and in a good way.

    Looks amazing. The music sounds straight out of a CastleVania game, and the graphics are awesome. People can complain about retro-style indie platformers, but their existence doesn't stop them from playing their AAA polygon powerhouses. I'm all for this kinda game, and this looks a cut above most. Want :)

    I'm throwing money at my ipad but nothing is happening. That gives me so many flash back memories, but I'm sure this looks a heck of a lot better.

    Would like on a console though please. Wii U......please?

    Seriously, I was sold at "I will destroy them all!"

    Last edited 27/06/14 7:41 pm

    Who the fuck doesn't like the word Metroidvania and why?

    This looks and sounds great, you see this yet, @sughly ??

    (I’d say metroidvania, but people don’t like that word)Well, at least you didn't use "Indie Platformer" because they're so ubiquitous it can evoke a groan from 40 paces.

    Seriously though, the one screenshot alone is enough to make me want this game now. Kickstarted games always frustrate me with the fact you pay now for something you often don't get until years later.

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