Friday, 19 December 2014

Time Rifters 20% Off During Steam Holiday Sale!

Steam's annual winter holiday sale has begun & Time Rifters is available for 20% off!


This is a great opportunity to check out our holiday gift wrapped enemies & fire cracker confetti which is only available in the Daily Challenge until December 31.

~ Jackie

Friday, 12 December 2014

Steam Trading Cards Now Available


We're happy to announce that Steam trading cards are now available.

Play Time Rifters to start collecting the 6 trading cards, 6 badges, 5 emoticons and 5 backgrounds that we've created.

You can turn newly acquired items into gems for the Steam Holiday auction, which we're participating in:
http://steamcommunity.com/auction/item/1703-Time-Rifters 

Just a reminder, all the enemies in our Daily Challenge mode are gift wrapped until December 31.


~ Jackie

Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas Update - Only Available Until December 31!


All enemies in the Daily Challenge have been gift wrapped and contain confetti fire crackers.

The Christmas Update is available from December 1 - 31.

Have fun!

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 0.4.3.1 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.

http://store.steampowered.com//app/270010

~ Jackie