Friday, 21 November 2014

Time Rifters Challenge Update is now live!

The Challenge Update is now live! Compete for a highscore in the Daily Challenge, or if you're feeling more creative, design, build and share your own rooms and arenas.

This is a free update for all Time Rifters owners.

Check out our new Time Rifters: Challenge Update trailer for a preview of the new features, or just exit & restart Steam to check them out for yourself.

Join us on our Steam forums and let us know what you think.

Release Notes:

Gameplay Changes:
  • New 'Daily Challenge'. Team up with yourself in randomly created arenas of user created rooms.
  • New 'Custom Arenas'. Play arenas created by other players via Steam Workshop.
  • New 'Room Editor'. Create enemy configurations, platforms, buildings, forcefields, jump pads, triggers & wires. Your room may appear in a Daily Challenge.
  • New 'Arena Editor'. Point and click to create a configuration of rooms, then share that arena on the Steam Workshop.
  • Added 6 new Steam Achievements (Room Creator, Arena Creator, Arena Player, Daily Challenge x3)
  • Added 'Show/Hide Body' toggle.

Virtual Reality Changes:
  • Updated Oculus SDK to Beta
  • Added ability to toggle Vignette

Performance Changes:
  • Reduced overdraw on explosions
  • Gold now uses simpler physics
  • Each enemy is 2 draw call instead of 2
  • All red/white/yellow blocks draw call batch together now
  • Better batching of bullet holes and weapon effects
  • Occlusion culling for Daily Challenge
  • Optimized performance of blocks on acid

~ Jackie

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Ready for a new challenge?

Time Rifters 'Challenge Update' is coming soon!

Team-up with yourself & get a highscore by navigating the Daily Challenge; a maze of user created rooms. Feeling a bit more creative? Create your own rooms and custom arenas using the new editors.

We're just working on implementing some last minute features, so stay tuned.

~ Jackie

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Time Rifters Daily Challenge Concept

Feedback and reviews have been great! The top 2 requests are for more arenas and a level editor. After a lot of brainstorming, we've created a concept that combines those 2 requests into a Daily Challenge.

Each day a new randomly generated maze of user created rooms will be available. Once again you'll team-up with yourself to get a highscore, but this time that's done by collecting the most gold.

If there's enough support for this game mode, we'll continue development, and it'll be released as a free Time Rifters update.

We made a short video to give you more details and a closer look at our prototype arena:

We want to know what you think of the new concept. Please leave your comments/feedback here or in our Daily Challenge Steam Discussion thread.

~ Jackie

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Time Rifters Now Available on Steam!

Time Rifters is now officially released on Steam!

Check us out and leave a review letting us know what you think of the game.

~ Jackie

Friday, 17 October 2014

New Let's Replay Features

Time Rifters is filling up with awesome Let's Replays, so we've just updated the Let's Replay menu so you can easily see which ones you've already played and your highscore.

The Steam avatars used for the Let's Replays looked so cool we wanted to show them off more. The avatars & custom Steam Workshop item descriptions are now showcased in the clone room before each arena.

~ Jackie

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Time Rifters Release Date Announcement

Time Rifters will be available on Steam on Tuesday October 21 for $9.99 USD.

Be notified when the game goes on sale by adding Time Rifters to your Steam Wishlist through our store page.

And we've got a brand new launch trailer:

~ Jackie

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Time Rifters New Experiment Mode

Beta feedback introduced Experiment mode. Plan your attack with infinite gold to optimize your high score.