Waking up every day feeling the same may be a standard part of Pandemic life, but it’s the driving force behind According to the Star and Timea new timeloop RPG coming to Switch in 2023.
You will play as Siffrin, a hero trying to stop a tyrannical ruler with their group of friends, but the dull clock keeps resetting at the end of each day (is that annoying?) In Stars and Time will see you learn from your mistakes as you try to make it through the day without dying before you’re right back where you started.
The trailer (above) shows some of the deaths in action. We’ve been crushed, killed by kings, slipped on banana peels – you know, standard stuff – but there are also tougher ways to go like choking on a pineapple (note: buy pineapples) Ring from now on).
Timeloop is a device that developers have used frequently, although there are certain aspects to indie studio’s use of insertdisc5 that set it apart from what has come before. Take for example the match ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’. Accomplished Splatoon 3First Splatfest, we thought we made such swinging decisions, but In Why and Time gives you the choice to cut, kick or, umPaper-cut your enemies in turn-based combat.
The game appears nostalgic in its aesthetic, befitting a game going back in time). With a monochromatic color palette and a top-down perspective, it doesn’t look like Siffrin will be the only one coming back to life.
For some features of In Starts and Time, check out the following list from their PR:
– Save the world through the power of Rock, Paper, Scissors in turn-based strategic RPG wars.
– Skip the time and space limitations to correct your past mistakes by repeating the same two days over and over.
– Find ally’s memories from past rounds and equip them to make your team stronger in combat.
– Watch the fate of this world unfold as you break out of this endless (???) loop.
– Eat samosas with your friends!
– Be dazzled by a daring ethereal creature of infinite starlight.
– Good luck for your travel. You will need it.
The game will be released on Switch and Steam at some point next year, with a Demo on Steam going live from today.
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