Tempus Fugit by Jules Pelarski

Has anyone else played this game?

I got a dollar bill that had playtempusfugit dot com stamped on it when I got a beer at a bar the other night. I have no idea how long it’s been floating around, but it intrigued me enough that I checked it out.

I really can’t find anyone else talking about this game and figured this was the place to ask. Needless to say I am intrigued by all this interactive fiction stuff.

I poked around playing the minigames which have some ominous art and text, then bit the bullet and bought the book to see what it’s all about.

It’s like a traditional choose-your-own-adventure novel about time travel, so it’s natural to flip back a few pages and re-do choices. Though it’s a short book (and purportedly only the first volume of a larger story), I’ve really gotten lost in it and I’ve found 2 of the 8 endings so far. The writing is really good if the story is confusing at times, but the more I read the more it clears up. The art is gorgeous, too.

Does anyone else know about this?


Lol that is such a seeds-in-the-wind way to advertise a game. :laughing:

Haven’t heard of it, though, but if the author did their own marketing, then I’m guessing that same degree of shenanigans would appear in the game design, too.


Yes, it’s crazy. The website in particular is really trippy (and the narrative involves a time drugs, so also literally trippy). Reminds me a bit of A Scanner Darkly or Memento

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