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Then and Now Title

In Then and Now you are stuck in a time loop with a few key moments happening around you. Figure out how you can make them work in your favor so you can stop the time loop and be free! Use anything you find and see how other characters react to them!

This game is my submission to the VimJam! I made the game on unity, all of the assets (art - code - music - sound effects) are all made by me during the time of the jam (1 week)! The theme is "There and back" and the jam focus is "Collectables"!

This game has controller support!

font used: Poller One

Controls are on screen during gameplay so you don't have to memorize them, and here they are:

MoveWASD/ArrowsLeft Analog
Use itemQX
Drop itemFB
Switch between Items1,2,3,4,5Lb/Rb
Restart LoopRY

Meet, you!

"You" the protagonist

Meet the protagonist of Then and Now, You!

We don't really know how you got into the loop, but everyone in the village seems to see him/her/them/you as an outsider. Some people like that about you and other don't.

Easter Egg Hunt!

I love writing and I love placing easter eggs in places people aren't expecting! (No hidden rooms though)

All of the NPCs are kicking around on a piece of ground in their home town.

If you love this kind of thing then here are two hints for you:

Talk with everyone (and anything)

Maybe people's names were intended ;) 

So close,


If you have the time, please let me know what you like and what you don't like about the game. Since I built everything in it, I would really love any comment about anything in the game. Let me know if you like the art, the music, the writing, if you've encountered any bugs!

If you want to check out more stuff by me here's everything: https://linktr.ee/mickehh

Thank you, I hope you enjoy the game!

Release date Sep 25, 2020
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
GenreAdventure, Puzzle
Tags2D, Colorful, Exploration, Hand-drawn, time-loop, Time Travel, Top-Down
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller
LinksSoundtrack, YouTube


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Then and Now - Windows 24 MB
Version 4


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Whoow I got out! What a cool game, love the exploration aspect in such a small title. I see you also love some good old school Metallica ๐Ÿ˜


thank youu so much! ๐Ÿ˜„ did you get out with the best scenario? ๐Ÿ‘€ haha! yess you caught the Metallica stuff ๐Ÿ˜ that's great! 

Oh there are different end scenarios? I know I hammered somebody ๐Ÿ˜…

Cool title and banner-pic, somehow with two "play"-buttons offered when starting the game & smooth music, while that ticking with centered a black screen appearing ...sounds quite confusing in action yet? While easter-eggs sounds cool in game's bio and that this game being available as browsergame being awesome.


haha thank you! Since the game has a time loop I thought it would be funny to have the play button at the top and bottom ๐Ÿ˜

Thank you for playing the game! I'm glad it ran well on the browser!

I like the artstyle and the music is really relaxed! good job :D

thank you! :D