Remember Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time? The PlayStation 3 action platformer had a subset of levels featuring the metallic sidekick, in which you recorded copies of yourself to help get through various puzzle rooms. If you wanted a whole game of these time-twisting puzzles, you might want to keep an eye on Hourglass.
Hourglass is a first person puzzle adventure being made by a team of just two. Inspired by the likes of The Witness, Portal, and RiME, it's set in a mysterious, alternate version of ancient Egypt. You play as Aywa, the daughter of an archaeologist that went missing on his last expedition. She discovers ancient technologies hidden within the Egyptian temples, and it becomes your quest to unravel the mystery.
In gameplay terms, this means solving plenty of puzzles. You'll record a version of yourself performing an action - say, standing on a pressure plate, or activating a switch - to allow yourself to continue forward. It looks and sounds rather lovely.
Hourglass is currently on Kickstarter, where it's accrued more than half of its goal in just a few days. If it's able to reach a total of €95,000 - around $107,000 - the game will be ported over to PS4. We'd certainly like to see the game arrive on Sony's platform.
What do you think of Hourglass? Do you like first person puzzlers like this? Walk like an Egyptian in the comments below.