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Artist-in-Residence at Chez Firth

Friday (7/18/08) 3:11pm - ... wherein Peter wants to play that game!

When I was at the doctor's office today, they had a TV playing either KVUE or news8austin.  I saw about ten seconds of a video-game review.  The video game was reminiscent of Portal, except instead of the "wormhole" gimmick, it employed a "time travel" gimmick.  You could play for five seconds, and then revert back to 0:00; then on the next run, you could interact with the previous iteration of your moustachio'd avatar.  So, if you had to (say) scale a cliff, you could put avatar #1 at the bottom of the cliff, jump on #1's head in iteration #2, and then clamber to the top of the cliff.  (Also, I think it was a side-scroller as opposed to FPS-style.)

I can't find any sign of this review on either news site, and I have no idea what the game was called.  But the game looked really fun.  Has anybody else heard of this?

ETA:  zinereem found it!  (His Google-fu is superior to mine.)  The game is called "The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom".

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From:gregstoll
Date:Friday (7/18/08) 2:14pm
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Crap, I have seen this. Lemme see if I can dig it up...
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From:gregstoll
Date:Friday (7/18/08) 2:19pm
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Could it be Chronotron? This isn't the one I saw originally, but some other games with the same idea are linked in the comments there.
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From:puppybane
Date:Friday (7/18/08) 2:17pm
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Not sure it's the same one, but here is a game that works on that principle. It's more of a puzzle game, though: http://www.addictinggames.com/chronotron.html
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From:zinereem
Date:Friday (7/18/08) 4:17pm
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I found it, and it does indeed look incredible... especially with the Edward Gorey silent film theme!

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
http://www.winterbottomgame.com/
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From:hujhax
Date:Friday (7/18/08) 7:20pm

Thanks!

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Victory!

*bows to superior Google-fu*
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:Friday (7/18/08) 4:57pm
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Winterbottom it is! You might also dig the upcoming Braid, which promises some neat time mechanics:

http://www.joystiq.com/2007/07/20/joystiq-impressions-braid/
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2008/01/30/games-for-2008-braid/
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1566563/20070807/index.jhtm
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