Theme: Time Manipulation

Group Description

Games which use time travel (or similar time continuum effect) as a plot device, a key element of the gameplay. The player should have an active influence on altering the time-line. The player's actions in one example of time, should have a cause-and-effect relationship with other areas of time. A time manipulation plot may only exist if the game explicitly identifies a basic time line which may in someway be influenced or changed into an alternate time-line (or knowledge of at least two time-lines). In some cases, this may actually include manipulation of the flow of time itself, such as the ability to slow time, rewind time, or stop it altogether.

Some plot examples:
  • Planting a seed in the past to produce a tree in the future;
  • Altering the landscape in the past so that the flow of a river will be diverted over time, to a new destination in the future;
  • Becoming one's own father;
  • Assassination of a VIP to change the resulting time-line from their actions.
  • This is not a game group that features manipulation of time game mechanics. Game mechanics that allow manipulation of time features (e.g. Bullet Time™) may not necessarily qualify as a Time Manipulation game. The time manipulation element must explicitly be identified in a supporting plot or story. Thus, games such as Max Payne should be excluded from this game group, as the manipulation of time exists only as a gameplay feature with no supporting plot. Those games are listed in the Gameplay feature: Time Manipulation game group;
  • Games where the player is transported into the past/future and stay there the entire game are not included;
  • Games that feature time travel through multiple eras, however actions are not limited beyond the scope of the level are not included;
  • Games taking place in a new era to gather some special item or ability carried by the player without any other effect on the world are not included.

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The Gardens Between2018Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, WindowsVoxel Agents, The...
Last Day of June2017Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows505 Games Ltd....
Zero Time Dilemma2016Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsAksys Games Localization, Inc....
Quantum Break2016Windows, Windows AppsMicrosoft Studios...
Life is Strange: Complete Season - Episodes 1-52015Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneSquare Enix, Inc.4.25
Undertale2015Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows8-4, Ltd.3.84
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The Silent Age2015Macintosh, tvOS, Windows, Windows Apps, Windows PhoneHouse on Fire ApS...
Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Chronology2014Android, Fire OS, iPad, iPhone, Windows, Windows Apps, Windows PhoneBedtime Digital Games...
The Cave2013Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Ouya, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.67
Time and Eternity2013PlayStation 3NIS America, Inc....
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Fire Emblem: Awakening2012Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.3.80
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Zero Escape: Volume 2 - Virtue's Last Reward2012Nintendo 3DS, PS VitaAksys Games Localization, Inc.4.00
Sonic CD2011Android, iPad, iPhone, Ouya, PlayStation 3, tvOS, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.53
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D2011Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.3.97
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword2011Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.85
Lost Horizon2010Android, iPad, iPhone, WindowsDeep Silver4.22
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs2010Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Snakes of Avalon2010Windows3.37
Singularity2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.59
Dave: Accelerate2010Windows...
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Selected Covers

The Cave Android Front Cover
Front cover for The Cave
Last Day of June Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Last Day of June
Singularity Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Singularity

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from The Cave
Main menu
Screenshot from Last Day of June
Main Menu
Screenshot from Singularity
Help screen with all the cool bro moves
Screenshot from Dave: Accelerate
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