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Contest Entry - Time Shift
« on: May 19, 2011, 09:42:46 am »
Hello,
For the upcoming contest, my entry will be Time Shift.  This game is based on using the manipulation of time to solve physics based puzzles.  You will also have at your disposal a weapon similar to the gravity gun to pick up and shoot things at enemies.  You'll also be able to apply localized time manipulation, for example, to age them to dust or rewind them to infancy.  Full scale abilities include fast forward, pause, slow, and rewind - all of which apply to the world around you, but not you.
I've already got an event logger set up to handle rewinding, which is implemented already.

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Re: Contest Entry - Time Shift
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 09:43:47 am »
Hello,
For the upcoming contest, my entry will be Time Shift.  This game is based on using the manipulation of time to solve physics based puzzles.  You will also have at your disposal a weapon similar to the gravity gun to pick up and shoot things at enemies.  You'll also be able to apply localized time manipulation, for example, to age them to dust or rewind them to infancy.  Full scale abilities include fast forward, pause, slow, and rewind - all of which apply to the world around you, but not you.
I've already got an event logger set up to handle rewinding, which is implemented already.

That reminds me of a game where you can go back in time, can't recall the name.

Good luck SirCmpwn, that looks really interesting.

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Re: Contest Entry - Time Shift
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 10:19:44 am »
Doesn't seem like a bad idea at all.  I wish you luck with it!

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Re: Contest Entry - Time Shift
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 10:26:08 am »
Nice idea, sounds like Braid. I look forward to it. Good luck. :)

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Re: Contest Entry - Time Shift
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 10:27:09 am »
Hopefully the logger can overcome the memory limitations.

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Re: Contest Entry - Time Shift
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011, 03:23:08 pm »
The logger should be fine - you'll only be able to rewind a few seconds.

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Re: Contest Entry - Time Shift
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2011, 03:37:23 pm »
The logger should be fine - you'll only be able to rewind a few seconds.
Sometimes limitations are a good thing.

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Re: Contest Entry - Time Shift
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2011, 03:47:20 pm »
Sounds awesome!
Even if I wont win this contest, it will give me a ton of awesome games!
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Re: Contest Entry - Time Shift
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2011, 04:03:04 pm »
Sounds cool!  Good luck; it sounds really hard to get working right. :)

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Re: Contest Entry - Time Shift
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2011, 11:22:56 pm »
Is this gonna be possible?

1: kick block
2: rewind
3: kick simultaneously as first kick
4: repeat indefinitely (or at least twice)
5: block flies at extreme speeds through walls smashing everything and most likely killing the player :P
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just wondering :P :P

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Re: Contest Entry - Time Shift
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2011, 12:57:46 am »
Right now, it logs the past 700 frames and allows you to rewind through all of them.
As for a little kick rewind thing, you'll be able to "record" time, when you would record yourself performing some action, rewind, and get help from yourself to do something.

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Re: Contest Entry - Time Shift
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2011, 01:54:52 am »
700 frames...a few frames...
SirCmpwn, what the Hell is your fps?
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Re: Contest Entry - Time Shift
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2011, 02:02:32 am »
If a few seconds is around 2-3, then his frame rate must be around 290 it would seem :P

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Re: Contest Entry - Time Shift
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2011, 02:26:05 am »
If a few seconds is around 2-3, then his frame rate must be around 290 it would seem :P
Assuming a more sane (but probably too high) 10 FPS, that's a full minute and 10 seconds. That's a long time, and would be pretty awesome for the game ;D
Also, I think everyone wants you to make a demo with a screenshot :P
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Re: Contest Entry - Time Shift
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2011, 02:41:11 am »
Wow, this sounds quite interesting. I'll be keeping an eye on this. =)