I am officially in love with this time of year. This year is the first time in my life that each morning I have a chance to wake up with the sun shining and actually feel energized. The sun is so bright that it makes everything more interesting.
The sun is a very important part of our lives. At any time, we have an opportunity to wake up and look around and feel energized. However, it takes a special kind of energy to look outside your window at sunrise, and for that reason it is hard to get that rush. However, the new ‘april 24th’ time zone (the one in Boston) helps us to feel energized.
We’re going to talk about a lot of things in this column, but we’re going to focus mainly on the things we are most excited about in this column. We’re excited about the fact that the Zodiac has been developed and released by an independent studio, and that our first official game is coming out next month.
You mean something other than the Zodiac? Not quite, we think.
The Zodiac is a time-shifting roguelike game that is set in the future and features a zodiac-themed time. Its gameplay is based on a combination of a “puzzle” and “game” system, and it’s a pretty complex game.
The Zodiac is a game based on time travel and what we like to call “time loop mechanics.” Time loops are a common concept in game design, and the ideas behind them tend to get a lot of flack.
To put it simply, a time loop is a situation in which the exact same thing happens at the exact same time. Let’s say for instance that the police raided a house, and they found a bunch of marijuana. That would be a case of a time loop, because the police found marijuana, but it wasn’t the result of one pot-smoking party. And that’s why we call them Time Loops.
In April 24th Zodiac, the first installment of the game’s Time Loops, you play a retired US Air Force pilot, who has just returned to his family’s farm to help care for his aging mother. Its implied that he has a time loop of sorts, because he has to go back to the farm every day, but he can’t remember his name. He’s been trying to remember his name for a while, but he’s been a bit foggy about it.
What we have here is a Time Loop of the type that you see in a lot of sci-fi movies. If you were to put this into a movie you would end up with a character who has to repeat themselves across several different timelines, but in a video game it would feel more like an old-school game. The Time Loop in Zodiac has some real-world implications too, as we see that this character is now an aging farmer, while he has been a pilot.
The main thing that Zodiac reminds me of is a kind of video game’s Time Loop. There are two timelines, the one played by its main character and the other played by his friends in the game. Both timelines are just a few years apart from each other, and as a whole are intertwined. There is no escape from the Game, and the player has to take it on by engaging in the Time Loop.