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Cart #looprealm-4 | 2023-03-01 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

You're cursed and in a foreign realm. Time resets every 20 seconds and you have to find a way out. Talk to the locals for information and secret abilities that might help you on your journey down into the depths in this 20 second long metroidvania.

Update 1.2

  • Added an option to show how much time you have left.
  • Made the tackle ability easier to perform on d-pads and joysticks.
  • Fixed some dialogue inconsistencies.

Update 1.1

  • Added a secret ending.
  • Added an input overlay option.
  • Changed world design slightly.
  • Removed hint screen after time reset.


Arrow keys: Movement
Z: Jump
X: ?

Looprealm was originally made for 20 Second Jam. You can find the original/jam version on itch.io

P#126251 2023-02-24 22:05 ( Edited 2023-03-01 14:47)


A few things, @Noh.

Could you please RESET the timer in the first room (provided the player has not touched anything that can be carried since the last reset) and show the time remaining at all times ?

Thanks !

P#126261 2023-02-25 01:45 ( Edited 2023-02-25 01:45)

Hey I played this on itch.io! Nice to finally see it here.

P#126280 2023-02-25 16:35
P#126281 [hidden by admin]

i hate this game , way too hard and doesnt make sense

P#126286 2023-02-25 20:23

Hey, @marina_makes and @bigjus. Those are very harsh words !

Where is your tact ? Here now, there is the term, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."

Obviously other people like it or it wouldn't receive any Gold Stars at all.

The game is difficult - but I don't hate it. I can't think of any videogame no matter how hard or frustrating I actually "hate."

Well there is the NES game, "Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde." While I can't say I hate it - I will say I hold a lengthy grudge against it. :)

My only complaint is it's difficult to track 20-seconds without a countdown clock. If it had that I think it could be easier to play.

P#126287 2023-02-25 20:47 ( Edited 2023-02-25 20:53)

not sure to understand how to progress in game without any save mechanism?
Minit allows you to go further and further without repeating actions, eg once a door is open, it stays open)

P#126289 2023-02-25 21:18 ( Edited 2023-02-25 21:18)

this is a really good game, but is a bit too unforgiving, I think a 30 second time limit would probably be better (<-no longer sure about this, see edit)

edit: with more testing, the main issue is how hard combos are, I would reccomend doing it minit style, and making it need to be unlocked, but not quite so hard to pull off (great concept tho)

P#126297 2023-02-26 00:04 ( Edited 2023-02-26 00:14)

this game feels a little too hard for me, not sure abt everyone else. sure it's suppose to be played in 20 seconds and while moves are fast and isn't reset, it i still feel that i wasn't fast enough to reach a place i wanted to go to simply i missed some jumps. it feels a little tedious that i have to get the key everytime it resets. idk, maybe you can add a timer so players don't just guess how long they got left before the time resets?

P#126298 2023-02-26 00:08

Very good game! The time is short but just enough to beat the game.

P#126309 2023-02-26 06:15 ( Edited 2023-03-02 10:39)

I finally got 2/2 endings.
If you are stuck, here's how to beat it:

ending 1:
grab key in town by wall jumping(it is the fastest way)
go to castle and super jump+wall jump to get the goggle the fastest way
swim down to sewer B on the left
you should see to the left, a cracked wall is there.
tackle the wall
use key to go to abyss, it should say go to the top of the castle or something similar(i forgot)
Wait for your death in the game
go to the bridge
super jump first then SPAM wall jump right after.
go the orb to win

ending 2:
get the key in town
run to castle and super jump + wall jump to get goggle(like how you got it in ending 1 step 2)
swim and get the red totem
swim in the hole on the right
at sewer A, go right
tackle the cracked wall
go to the lock
run to the left immediatly
stand on the pillar to win.

left/right + down + z =wall jump
left/right then up then right/left then z =roll
left/right then right/left then x =tackle (direction before x is the direction of tackle)
down then down then up then down then z= super jump

P#126312 2023-02-26 07:26 ( Edited 2023-03-02 10:39)

I like the design, where the persistent feature is the player's own knowledge.
I like the puzzle of first exploring the map and then finding how to get around it efficiently.
I liked the abyss, although I had to check the source code to see the messages that fade in while standing there.
I liked reaching both endings, and the freedom rewarded by the second ending.

But, even after learning all the moves and reaching both endings, I can't reliably wall jump after a super jump. Is there some way it could be more forgiving?

P#126316 2023-02-26 13:00

Neat concept! I like the combo moves. When I started out I didn't see how I'd be able to do anything in just 20 seconds but the combos make it possible. It's definitely difficult but it doesn't deserve hate. I have yet to beat it but I think I can if I keep trying!

P#126399 2023-02-28 03:56

I can only say one thing:AAAAAAAAAAAAH SO HARD

P#126612 2023-03-05 13:05

@dw817 you can enable a countdown clock in settings

P#126679 2023-03-06 20:26

Hi @Tatery1.

I just downloaded the latest version of "Looprealm" by by @Noh.

It has all kinds of options including enabling a countdown clock. Please let me know if this is what you want.

Thank you, NOH, for adding these awesome options !

Now I could add an option to make the game run half speed. That would double the timer speed but also give you greater control over everything as it would also run half speed.

P#126693 2023-03-07 01:41

Fast paced game, kinda like majors mask but on crack. I like how fast it is and how u have all ability’s at the start but u don’t know what buttons to press to do them.

Fun game

P#130725 2023-06-09 17:20

can someone post a playthrough gif/video of this?

P#134361 2023-09-14 21:23

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