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Clocker is a puzzle game set in two universes essentially as after receiving a mysterious broken watch to repair a father jumps to save his daughters life further breaking the watch and as a result both knocking himself out of time but also his daughter into a completely separate and phased timestream, and as a result of this puzzles must be solved in order to progress through the game through the manipulation of individuals by simply playing out and rewinding their timestreams causing interactions with the objects and individuals around them being altered by events as they currently stand. Furthermore these events continue to playout after solving the puzzles in the daughters timeframe where time passes as normal in close proximity to her, but passes slower the further away from her it gets in a doppler like effect.

The puzzle element of the game involves rewinding and fast forwarding the individual timestreams of individuals one at a time in order to create an outcome in the world that allows you to traverse to missing pieces of the clock which have been scattered around the world while you are stuck in a dome like structure unable to progress outside of a very narrow part of the city, and through solving these puzzles and collecting all of the pieces you’re able to progress to the next area. There are a number of puzzles in each zone which require solving and whilst your actions may appear limited it’s rather surprising how much of a difference things can make by having certain events playout in a slightly different order or position.

The interactions are said to have some very complex AI mechanics behind them and this is apparent due to the fact that not only must interactions between all of the elements be recognised within the dads timeframe in order to solve the puzzles, but also the effects of time passing in the daughters timestream afterwards as time continues to progress is rather difficult to picture as time continues passing onwards, and characters and events passing by depending on who encounters what and how fast things are travelling is a requirement in order to ensure things progress as you hope they will in her timestream.

There were at the time of my review being recorded only 3 area’s to the game, and there was around 2 hours of gameplay for me from beginning to “end” however this is a single playthrough without fulfilling the true ending which is clearly designed to be returned through and play out other outcomes and investigate thoroughly in order to find the solution for a true ending. On top of this they have also since added additional content to the game since my playthrough so actual playtime may vary especially if you have a more difficult time than me in solving some of the puzzles which is easily possible. The third area however was essentially a prologue and there was little to it at the time of my review, I know they’ve published changelogs showing additional content since so who can confirm how much there is should more content be added again, but saying that playing through different solutions and trying to gain the true ending would add even further gameplay time to the game.

The story and narrative of the game were very fun and entertaining and the puzzles presented a challenge in solving and took more thought than a cursory glance in order to achieve so I would recommend a purchase especially as the mechanics and interactivity between both time universes in order to solve the puzzles provides an interesting and unique problem solving nature you’d struggle to find elsewhere and as a result I think the game is definitely worth purchasing and playing through.

Get clocker for yourself on steam now at https://store.steampowered.com/app/916050

Okay so many scientists believe that time is equal to the speed of light and that if you travel faster than light then you will travel back in time, I believe that this is a deeply flawed statement.  In fact I now believe that time itself is created at a fixed point in the universe where the big bang origonated, and time eminates from this point.

This theory is one of my more contraversial ones in that time is in fact relative to the movement of every atom in the universe and without time there would in fact be no movement, and the ability to move is only possible due to the fact that time is being created and as this happens we are able to move.  Of course this theory would make it next to impossible to reverse time as you would be required to be able to contract the universe and also reverse the direction of every single atom in its movements at the exact same time.  This of course does allow for a device that would enable matter to be excluded from the timeline so that it could pass safely into the future without ageing, as if you could create a device that closes off everything in the universe including time it would in effect create its own frozen bubble of spacetime, of course with this there would be the problem that there would be no window to see into this box and that no signals would be able to penetrate inside (as if anything can penetrate obviousely time can still penetrate) so in effect you would be creating a schrodingers cat situation, where the state of the item inside is not known until the box is opened, the box could either be empty or full and the person inside could be frozen from time or ageing, and in fact could be dead or alive.

Why do I believe that time in fact moves faster than light, it is fairly simple really because in fact the universe moves faster than light, it expands at a rate faster than light, and I believe that the speed of time would correspond to the rate at which the universe expands because as more time is created the universe expands, this would also leave the ability to exactly age the universe open to anyone who could determine the furthest point from the center of the universe, this would be the oldest point containing the most complex life forms and matter from the early universe, and towards the center would be new matter and the youngest point of the universe as more time is created the universe expands further.  If I had the ability to measure the expansion rate of the universe of course I could tell you the formula for calculating the speed of time but as I lack both a science lab and the equipment to do this all I can provide at this point is a simple theory.  This theory of course would be proved correct when scientists working on bending light in a fruitless attempt at time travel fail as it would be clear that time travels faster than light, or of course you could find a way of sealing off a room from every aspect of light both seen and unseen, and this would be a far simpler method of showing that time is not able to be transversed by bending light as if you seal off a room so fully that light does not travel, of course to a degree that time and other atoms might as it could be concieved that accidental sealing of time could occur, but at the level where all known light cannot travel through and if objects inside still age then simply by manipulating light you cannot travel through time.

There is of course the possibility that an object could travel faster than time itself but the forces acting upon an object travelling at such a velocity would be inconcievably high that I believe you would either require a level of shielding far beyond anything even theoretically possible these days or that simply any objects travelling that fast would be obliterated in the process and not even dust would survive.