A metroidvania... in time!

The web version is experimental!

Contols: (explained in game too)

  • Option 1: Arrows - move, C - jump, X - ability 1, Z - ability 2.
  • Option 2: WASD - move, J - jump, K - ability 1, L - ability 2.
  • M - mute music.

How to do stuff: (SPOILER ALERT)

  • Double-jump - First, jump. Then hold Z/L to return back to the position before the jump, then jump again at the same time. You need to line it up to touch the ghost at the highest point of the jump. At that moment, press jump again.
  • Dash - Shoot once, then hold Z/L to return back to the moment before the shot. Then step forward to make sure the shot hits you.
PlatformsWindows, Linux, HTML5
Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorHoly Black Cat
Tags2D, Ludum Dare, Ludum Dare 50, Metroidvania
LinksLudum Dare


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Windows, v1.1 5 MB
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Web version doesn't appear to get past the opening screen (Chrome 115 on Mac).

(copied from the review i wrote)

i loved this game ^w^ would be cool to see a full game from this!

managed to beat it without dying to lava at all (actually i don’t even remember the lava entering the screen at all despite how long my path was to navigate).

the timeshift is cool to telegraph what it’s doing, the attack (fade-in) was fine, but the release (fade-out) took a bit too long for my comfort, which made me end up backtracking a bit too far or too little at times, and the animation in general was very slow for me. it makes complete sense of what it does, no questions asked, but can be more responsive if you finetune that.

thank you for the game <3

ps: i love that you chose a free software license for this! i found it on Libre Game Wiki https://libregamewiki.org/New_games_and_releases​ because of this. would love to see that noted in the game’s description


Nice game but beating it took me way longer than it should have :-/

I didnt xactly grasp the boost part at first, but once you get it its easy.
for double jump just best to do the very same thing as before.
cause trying to cross the ghost in midair in almost impossible