Time Limit

By: Derek Yu

On: July 30th, 2008

Time Limit

Here’s a neat idea! In Time Limit (download) you play a young woman who’s trying to get to school on time (or is it work?). Her challenge is navigating the crowds of businessmen, schoolgirls, and bums, whom she can punch out of her way (“D”). She can also dash (“S”) past them, jump (“A”) over them, or simply walk around them. When your stress meter hits the maximum, you can also unleash a destructive “stress attack” by hitting “F.”

The neat thing about Time Limit is that it takes a snapshot of your desktop before the game starts, and uses it as the background for the game, allowing you to punch people out of the “window.” You can also hit “Space” once per level (there are two) to grab the window and shake it, sending people flying.

You can see these effects in the video, after the jump. Playing the game may require Japanese Unicode support. I also needed to download d3dx9_33.dll to run it.

(Source: LaughingCrow, via Lithium Leaf)

TIGdb: Entry for Time Limit

  • HandCraftedRadio

    I felt kinda bad shoving all those people out of the way who were on their way to work. Some of them even looked like they were in more of a hurry than I was. One of the guys looks like he just jumped out of bed and didn’t even get to shave or change out of his green pajamas. Another one of the guys seemed to be so late that he was actually crying.

    I was also wondering why every single person was heading in one direction, while I was still going in the other. I started to feel less worried about being late for work and more worried that godzilla was attacking the city near my building and I was somehow unaware of this. Or maye I was so devoted to my job
    that I was running there, risking my own life, in order to save the company’s work from being fire breathed on.

    Also, that direct x file comes with the newest version, it’s probably better to just get it there.

  • Phasma Felis

    There was an old Win3.1/SNES game called Metal Marines. It was basically an RTS where you and the computer set up on two separate islands and tossed missiles and troop transports back and forth. I mention it because the Windows version had the two islands in different windows, and missiles would arc out across your desktop to strike the enemy island. You could still move and resize the windows as normal, or use the desktop beneath.

    There should be more games like that. It was awesome.

  • Onymous

    Metal marines is also one of the few RTS that really used camouflage well, as a integral part of playing.

  • Exoduster

    Oh man, I got Metal Marines for Christmas one year. But we didn’t have a computer at the time. (My parents also bought me a wireless 3DO controller that year…they were never very good at this.) If it’s as cool as you guys say, I should see if I can dig it up.

    I realize that it would be easier to just download it somewhere. But I have a thing for floppy discs.