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No Time To Explain is a side-scrolling platformer in which the protagonist is visited by a man claiming to be his future self, who is then abducted by aliens.

The player character is equipped with a heavy duty laser, which they can aim by pointing with the cursor. As well as a weapon, they can use the laser for solving problems, such as destroying obstacles, or to gain forward momentum in order to propel oneself over spikes.


No Time To Explain Windows Opening sequence: there really is no time to explain.
No Time To Explain Windows Propel yourself with the laser beam
No Time To Explain Windows Your future self is caught by a shark.
No Time To Explain Windows One of the first bosses

Promo Images

No Time To Explain Screenshot
No Time To Explain Screenshot
No Time To Explain Wallpaper
No Time To Explain Wallpaper

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Critic Reviews

Gamers Daily News Windows Aug 31, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Game Sphere Windows Feb 02, 2013 71 out of 100 71
GameFront Windows Feb 14, 2013 70 out of 100 70 Windows Feb 15, 2013 14 out of 20 70
Indius Macintosh Feb 05, 2013 13 out of 20 65
Indius Windows Feb 05, 2013 13 out of 20 65
Gamekult Windows Jan 30, 2013 5 out of 10 50
Hooked Gamers Windows Feb 14, 2013 5 out of 10 50
Digital Spy Windows Jan 31, 2013 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Destructoid Windows Sep 01, 2011 4 out of 10 40


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Torrent release

Along with the regular, commercial release, the developers uploaded unannounced an edited version of the full game to the popular file sharing site The Pirate Bay for free. People who downloaded that version assumed to be playing an illegal edition, but they were treated to the full game provided by the developers without any cut content. The creators however filled the game with references to pirates, pirate characters, and pirate hats, but without disrupting the regular gameplay. Alex Nichiporchik, on of the developers, stated:

You can't really stop piracy, all you can do is make it work for you and/or provide something that people actually want to pay for. For us this is humour, we like making people laugh.

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