YouDunnit: a game that travels backwards in time

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11 Responses to “YouDunnit: a game that travels backwards in time”

  1. bex says:

    this game explains why you don’t talk to the cops,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc

  2. Sal Paradise says:

    Can’t I go back in time and kill the detective?

  3. Anonymous says:

    There was a shortish interactive fiction game written for the IFComp several years ago which played with a similar idea – there was a time machine which you could use to jump around in time a bit, but you had to ensure that you never generated any observable paradoxes for your past self, like leaving a door open that your past self saw was closed at that time.

    http://www.amirrorclear.net/flowers/game/devours/index.html

  4. Anonymous says:

    Spider and Web

    http://www.wurb.com/if/game/207

    This is all I could think about as I read your description (which has a small typo “If you catches you out in an ” should read “If HE catches you.”). I must admit, I am intrigued.

    Play Spider and Web. It’s an interactive fiction game. A ‘Text-Adventure’, if you will. (For our younger set think of Text Adventures as the novel to the movie represented by games like Heavy Rain.)

  5. CpnCodpiece says:

    In the same vein, may I also HIGHLY recommend the excellent art/puzzle game
    Braid.

  6. sludig says:

    “Thus, for example, if you give someone a cat in hour -1, and fail to pick up the cat in a previous hour, you lose.”

    I may be simple, but if you’re successful… from that person’s point of view, you stole the cat they didn’t have, and then brought it back?

  7. Anonymous says:

    dammit, this is essentially the exact same game mechanic i’ve been working on. sigh.

  8. airshowfan says:

    Wow, that is the most creative game I have heard of in months. “Memento” meets “Clue” in a semi-RPG, semi-Text-Adventure format. I am extremely impressed. Can’t wait to give it a try. (I think the last time I said this about a video game was when I first heard of Portal. No, video games are not a big part of my life, although that’s changing now that I have a touchscreen phone).

    And I couldn’t help but think that this will be popular among movie nitpickers; Y’know, the people who say “He was holding the glass with his other hand in the previous shot!” or “That wound was a little bigger at the beginning of the fight”. It’s like a challenge: Let’s see if YOU can maintain continuity!

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