We’ll be engaged on a evaluate for Timelie on Nintendo Change, so I received in contact with Urnique Studio to speak a bit concerning the recreation. Come test it out!
PS4Blog: Hello! Thanks for becoming a member of us at this time. Are you able to please assist us get began by letting our readers know a bit about your self and your work?
Hey everybody! My title is Parimeth Wongsatayanon. Chances are you’ll name me James. I’m the inventive director of Timelie and the co-founder of Urnique Studio in Bangkok, Thailand. I’m in command of the story, narrative, and directing the sport’s general expertise, in addition to many different issues that I couldn’t probably checklist. I’m very happy to be right here!
PS4B: Timelie is out now on Nintendo Change. How would you describe the sport to somebody who’s by no means heard about it?
Timelie is a stealth puzzle recreation with time manipulation mechanics the place you need to use a precognition potential to manage time in the identical manner as a media participant utility does. Gamers have to make the most of future data to plot their path and sneak previous the enemies.
At first look, it could resemble the Sq. Enix GO collection of video games. The sport, then again, focuses on the journey and the connection between the primary characters, and because the recreation goes, it would turn into extra difficult and mind-bending than the participant would possibly count on.
So it’s an indie journey puzzler with slightly trace of Fumito Ueda’s aptitude. We now have gotten a number of comparisons from gamers to the ICO recreation, and we couldn’t be happier.
PS4B: How lengthy did it take to develop Timelie? How a lot has the venture modified from the preliminary idea section to the sport we are able to now take pleasure in on Nintendo’s console?
We spent a very long time attending to the place the sport is now. Timelie began as a pupil venture in 2015. Then, in 2016, we received the Microsoft prize and graduated in the identical 12 months. By way of mechanics, the sport in the course of the time might have been just like the present recreation. It was, nevertheless, a cell phone recreation. Due to this fact, the theme and tone had been completely different. Since I’m a giant fan of Kojima-san, it was very MGS-like.
Nonetheless, after graduating, we determined to ascertain a recreation studio, and consequently, we needed to change the sport to higher match the market on the time. Consequently, the sport has gone by means of a number of revisions. There’s a mobile-y recreation model. There’s additionally a model that performs like an AA stealth recreation, with time manipulation.
Nonetheless, we bumped into some monetary challenges, so we needed to pause manufacturing for a couple of years. As soon as we had taken care of these points, we determined to revisit the preliminary model and redesign it to higher match our expertise and maximize its potential. Then it advanced into Timelie, which was launched on PC final 12 months. But, with the Nintendo Change’s touchscreen, we additionally carry again a number of controls that had been neglected of the PC model, which could supply the sport a novel expertise that hadn’t been performed earlier than.
PS4B: Is there any probability we would get a bodily launch for Timelie? I’d like to have the sport in my bodily assortment, with a small artwork ebook/making of booklet as its guide.
We’d like to get our palms on a bodily copy too! That will be a lifelong dream come true. Nonetheless, we at present haven’t any plans for it. We’ve been speaking about it with Zordix, our writer. Nonetheless, I feel the probabilities are fairly slim as a result of Timelie is such a small recreation. However you by no means say by no means!
PS4B: Are you at present engaged on any new tasks?
Sure, we’ve been engaged on various tasks. We are able to’t say a lot about this in the intervening time, however we are able to’t wait to point out players what we’ve been engaged on. We anticipate that 2022 shall be an thrilling 12 months for us!
PS4B: And that’s on a regular basis we have now for at this time. Is there one thing else you’d like so as to add earlier than we go?
Timelie is a recreation that we’re very obsessed with. We’ve come a great distance since we had been college students. We couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. In the event you take pleasure in puzzle and time manipulation video games, that is the sport for you. Please strive the sport. I don’t suppose you’ll be disenchanted. We even have a free demo on the Nintendo eShop! Additionally, please follow us on Twitter in addition to our Discord server.