It’s a Twine game, and it takes maybe 5-10 minutes to play. Which you can do now, it’s at that link above! Or here! (Better with your sound on, but it works fine without.)
It’s pretty simple, as a play experience. Your character travels between a few different places in Skegness, and visits a few different historical eras. There are some low-key adventures. There are a few jokes. There’s a robot, there’s mild peril, there’s a chance to change the future. If you’re lucky and careful, you’ll return to 2086 and see what changes your journey into the past made.
But we thought it might be interesting to write a little bit about the process of making a time travel game in Twine.
We were lucky enough to be invited by GEEK Margate to bring a couple of pieces from the Science Village Fete to the Maker Extravaganza run in the Science Centre Singapore for the 40th Anniversary of Maker Faire. The Science Centre were great hosts and have a brilliant museum chock-full of brilliant physical exhibits. We ran Space on Earth and the Gravity Game bilingually for the first time, in English and Chinese, and met Makers from all around the world.