It’s been a busy and stressful week so I’m a bit late with this episode of Side by Side. If only I could have got another version of myself to post this on Wednesday!
Well that’s sort of the idea behind Chronobot, a free 1v1 competitive local multiplayer game where each player co-operates (hah!) with previous timelines of themselves to jockey with the other for different objectives. Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and I were pleasantly surprised, and confused, by this one.
Unfortunately Chronobot was abandoned years ago but, nevertheless, it’s still a solid if slight experience, and beautifully presented too — the CRT aesthetic, soundtrack and BIOS intro are delicious. After a recent Electron Dance tweet it appears a few of the developers now work with Ubisoft and DONTNOD.
I wonder if with more time we’d have got into more advanced and deliberate play and counter-play…
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