Video: Capy Games' Super Time Force and the paradox of time travel
Super Time Force features a central mechanic where players can manipulate time and create iterations of themselves in order to complete challenges. But what does it have to say about quantum entanglement?
In this 2014 GDC session Capy Games' technical director Kenneth Yeung discusses the game design difficulties of time manipulation in Super Time Force, and how the team tackled the issue using science.
Yeung delves into the challenges of making a complicated, paradox-filled mess feel simple and fun, while providing the cons of time travel as a mechanic. How do designers avoid nullifying any challenge if players know what happens in the future?
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