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Multiple-self games?
February 21, 2013 4:36 PM   Subscribe

I'm trying to place the names of a number of games where you have multiple characters that you control in sequence. One was a cursor puzzle type game, the other was a side-scrolling actioner.

Both games let you play through until dying or reaching a certain point, after which you would play again alongside the "ghost" of your previous guy or cursor, up to like 50 times or something. I love this mechanic, also, are there any other games like this people can recommend?
posted by BlackLeotardFront to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Chronotron, and The Company of Myself both use that mechanic.
posted by Garm at 4:39 PM on February 21, 2013


Noticed too late. The Company of Myself. Also, Adam.
posted by Garm at 4:46 PM on February 21, 2013


Braid uses this mechanic in world 5.
posted by jacalata at 4:53 PM on February 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thanks, I'll check these out - the one I'm thinking of was definitely very action oriented though, like you had a heavy gunner, a shield guy, a sniper, sort of a Guardian Heroes vibe.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 4:55 PM on February 21, 2013


The Lost Vikings is the one I can think of, somewhere between a puzzle game and an action game.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 5:06 PM on February 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


The cursor game I figured out - it's Cursor*10, you can play it at Nekogames. Still looking for the other, though. It's fairly new - I played it at an indie games showcase at E3.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 5:07 PM on February 21, 2013


You might be thinking of Trine. You control a wizard, a fighter, and a rogue and have to use each of their special abilities to get past obsticles.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 7:55 PM on February 21, 2013


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Misadventures_of_P.B._Winterbottom is a good one with multiple clones.

http://jayisgames.com/games/all-that-matters/ is a flash game where you guide different family members to the goal. The interaction between husband and wife is classic.
posted by cali59 at 7:56 PM on February 21, 2013


I think you mean Super Time Force? It's not out yet, but would have been at E3.
posted by Sibrax at 8:14 AM on February 22, 2013


Ahh!!! Super Time Force is it!!

I'm going to play all these though. I love this type of game.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 12:05 PM on February 22, 2013


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