Re-rewind: Super Time Force Blasting Onto PC

By Alice O'Connor on July 3rd, 2014 at 8:00 am.

The world of tomorrow!

PCs understand time. Game trends come and go, then they come back around as retro-chic. In the meantime, you’ve boshed in a replacement motherboard, CPU, RAM, video card, case, mouse, keyboard, and monitor, but its spirit (and 30MB of ancient chatlogs) mean you’re even still on the same PC. Waiting a few months for Super Time Force to come over from Xbox is nothing for a PC.

It’s a shooty platformer doing that whole ‘single-player co-op’ sort of thing, using time travel antics. Developers Capy, the folks also behind Below and Sword & Sworcery EP, cheekily call it “what would happen if Braid and Contra had a party.”

The game gives 60 seconds and 30 lives to finish each level, which all broadly involve running, jumping, and shooting things. And you can combine these lives, jumping around the timeline to pop as different characters with different abilities to help each other, not to mention save time. Look, here’s how it all works:

Capy announced the Steam release yesterday, saying they’re adding “some very cool (but presently very secret) stuff” as it becomes Super Time Force Ultra. They say it’ll arrive “in the not-so-distant future,” though who knows what that means to people who plays so fast and loose with time?

Here’s the Xbox launch trailer, in that retro television style all the kids go wild for:

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11 Comments »

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    Tom De Roeck says:

    After having played Swords & Sworcery, this sounds and looks promising.

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    Mo says:

    Re-rewind: when the crowd say bo selecta.

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    RedViv says:

    Best acronym!

  4. fatgleeson says:

    mite b kool

  5. MkMax says:

    when i first saw this game i wanted it so much i immediately fired up steam to buy it… then i found out it was an xbone exclusive with no date on sight for pc release, that did much to cool me off, i guess ill wait for a sale now, so glwt

    “next gen” exclusivity deals seem to be much shorter than before, they do however gag devs from mentioning other platforms, i guess thats why the no man sky guys act all coy about it

  6. noodlecake says:

    This is such great news! I was so gutted when this game wasn’t released on PC at first.

  7. The Dark One says:

    So they made the title spell out STFU, eh? Cheeky.

  8. widardd says:

    That rewind-stuff is confusing and i don’t really see the benefit. Instant buy without that stuff, i was born to run and gun. :D

    • Nixitur says:

      Yeah, that won’t work.
      One character doesn’t have enough firepower to get through obstacles and bosses in the time limit. You have to use multiple characters.

  9. Pilmer says:

    Flat out incredible game with truly mind-crushing mechanics. The programming chops required to make this game actually work cannot be overstated. Very fun, but dangerously stressful for the neurotic/perfectionist crowd.