December 26, 2013 6:12 PM | Lena LeRay
Five-person Danish developer OSAO Games is getting ready to release their first title as a team, Chronology. It's a puzzle platformer set in a post-apocalyptic world. The player is an inventor who has a way to travel back before the disaster happened. With the help of a time-stopping snail he befriends, the inventor's job is to undo the end of the world.
Time travel is instantaneous, making for some fun platforming opportunities. It looks like the player can also take items back and forth through time to solve some needs immediately. The developer also gives planting a seed in the past and making use of the grown plant in the future as an example of taking advantage of time's passage to solve puzzles.
In terms of aesthetics, the game looks gorgeous, with artwork inspired by the works of Hayao Miyazaki and Shaun Tan. Both the inventor and the snail have voice acting, with the inventor being played by Brett Dunnelly and the snail being played by Nicki Rapp (The Walking Dead, Psychonauts, Broken Age). The music has been composed in-house, with the soundtrack scheduled for release in January. You can preview some of the tracks or pre-order the soundtrack for $7 on Bandcamp.
Chronology is in the final stages of production and has a projected release window of late Q1 2014, though no price has been set as yet. The team, which has previous experience working for Progressive Media, has been working on Chronology for about a year now. They've created their own engine and are optimistic about their ability to port the game for multiple systems. This is their first time trying to get a game on Steam, so if you like the look of it, they could use your votes.