Timespinner: Retro Kickstarter Project


Kickstarter project Timespinner, has blown its goal of $50,000 out of the water and has hit practically all it’s stretch goals!  Timespinner is a pixelated style fusion of games like Castlevania  Symphony of the night, Megaman X, and Star Ocean.  These sensibilities have seen a huge revival in the last 5 years, but Timespinner has an identity all its own.


Timespinner Overview

You play as Lunais, a woman with the ability to control time, who seeks revenge on a technologically advanced empire for killing her family.  She is praised by her community of mountain villagers for her beautiful features and abilities to control auras which allow her to utilize magic orbs through telekinesis. Using the Timespinner,  Lunais must travel through time to hunt down the perpetrators that ended her families lives.

It’s likely that you’ll be seeking out many of these auras which will provide your character with a ton of different powers to crush your enemies with. If they can be mixed together for different kinds of effects is a question that’s on a lot of peoples mind. Time control mechanics seem to be used offensively and defensively, but can also be used in seeking out and discovering new areas. The action looks tight, smooth, and fast, with the ability to grapple onto walls and double jump to discover new areas and tons of tasty loot. The music is reminiscent of Castlevania and I am sure will vary depending on which time period you are traveling to.


What really sold me on backing this game is the art style, gameplay, story and overall concept of it. It’s like they took 4 of my favorite games (Castelvania, Metroid, Chrono Trigger, & Megaman) and slammed them all together. For any fan of the retro gaming resurgence, this will be a great nostalgic escape from all the big commercial releases and is definitely something you should check out as soon as you can get your hands on it!

Timespinner will be available for for PS4, Vita, Nintendo 3DS, PC, Mac OS X, and Linux and will feature local co op, and new game +. 

Ralph is an avid retro gamer and indie game aficionado from New York. NES titles like Contra, Metal Gear, Shatterhand, and Metroid were the first games he ever played and he's been hooked ever since. In his free time he plays guitar, steam games, and writes for His Twitter handle is @ralph_durso where he tweets about his favorite indie games.

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