It is rare that I watch a trailer for an upcoming video game and stare at it in disbelief. Independent developer AutoExec has something different here. TimeMelters seems like a fun twist on a handful of genres. TimeMelters has you step into the shoes of a time-warping witch named Teagan as she rewinds the clock and fights alongside her past self to prevent doomsday from happening. Sometimes gameplay trailers say it better, and I think that holds true here.
“Plan and execute strategies solo or as a duo in real-time. Solve puzzles, take down bosses, defend huge territories, and more in unique ways to upgrade spells and unlock powerful magic embedded in the skill tree. Embark on a quest through time that’ll fast forward, rewind, and pause players in their tracks.” TimeMelters also has some awards to help establish its credentials. TimeMelters has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Grand Winner at the Ubisoft Indie Contest 2022, Gold Winner of Best Indie Game at NYX 2023, and winner of the Technological Innovation Award at MIGS 2023. Version 1.0 will include brand-new missions and single-player and co-op campaigns. A nice benefit is the Friend Pass, meaning only one person needs a copy of the game for both people to play. TimeMelters will launch version 1 on February 28. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series versions will follow later this year.