‘Recursion’ is Glitch Games’ First Time Loop Experiment, Releasing March 11

By: Glitch Games

I’ve been covering Glitch Games’s point-and-click adventures almost as long as I’ve been running this website, and I still get excited to get my hands on an early copy of their newest games. Their latest is called Recursion, and it’s a time loop game that has you dying over and over and starting back at the beginning. I know that might not sound appealing, having to redo things you’ve already done. And I was skeptical at first, too. But once you get the hang of it, it’s actually quite clever. And also entertaining, since everything resets when you die and there’s a lot of things that can kill you.

I recorded some gameplay video of the first chapter, and was doing pretty well until I caused a bit of a glitch (heh) by messing with the timer that counts down until your next reset. But I played on my own since then and am now working on the third chapter, where the difficulty has ramped up. What makes the time loop mechanic work, though, without being overly annoying, is that you have your handy Glitch C.A.M.E.R.A., aka the Chronologically Aware Enhancement and Recall Appliance, and the photos stay with you even through resets. So once you solve enough puzzles, you’ll be able to skip ahead using just the information in your photo album.

Aside from the camera, there’s also a machine that allows you to insert one object that will stay there after a reset. Certain puzzles can only be solved by taking advantage of it, and it forces you to both think outside the box and think quickly on your feet. So while I had my doubts about it at first, I’ve come to really appreciate what they did here and I’m looking forward to playing more of it. I’ll be sure to give further impressions after I complete the game and perhaps I’ll even have a giveaway closer to the release date of March 11th. So make sure to check back here. You can also pre-order the game right now if you’re confident enough that you’ll want to play the next Glitch game.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Mulready

    Who doesn’t want to play the next Glitch game!

    The description of Recursion says “ The second instalment in the Glitch Broken Dreams Collection, Recursion is a compact mystery game …”. Is there a first installment?

  2. Brogmoid

    Do you know if there’s a way to disable the constant countdown timer noise? It’s so distracting, I find it completely takes me out of my happy place. Have played with the various audio and looping options without luck.

    1. AppUnwrapper

      I don’t but the devs are very open to feedback so they might add the option if you ask.

  3. Brogmoid

    Answering my own question 🙂 it’s the “Play Sounds” option.

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