Time loops aren’t the newest elements to be featured in video game, but they seem to be becoming more common. From Returnal to Deathloop to Lemnis Gate, time loops are becoming sort of a trend, though nothing like the Battle Royale or Hero Shooter trends that came from PUBG or Overwatch.
Lemnis Gate is a really interesting concept: it is a turn-based PvP first person shooter game. If “turn-based” and “first person shooter” being mixed together sounds weird to you, you’re not alone.
Lemnis Gate revolves around each player taking turns, with each turn consisting of 25 seconds. During your turn, you will move around the map and work towards completing the objective. For instance, destroying the target objective.
Two players go head-to-head in a 25-second time loop,each taking turns adding more characters and adding more actions into that time loopand then, once the final round plays out, we can see who has set up all theirstrategies correctly to come out on top.
Once your turn is over, your opponent will take his turn, also consisting of the same 25 seconds. Your character will perform the exact same actions in all subsequent turns and your opponent can disrupt your past, changing the outcome of the time loop.
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For instance, you run towards the objective and destroy it. On your opponent’s turn, he intercepts your character and kill him before he reaches the objective.
However, when it’s your turn again, you can change the outcome yet again by placing a shield to protect your past self so the opponent doesn’t kill him.
There are a variety of operatives you can use with abilities that can help you change the outcome of the match.
While this may seem like a first person shooter at first glance, it was designed to be a mental challenge, almost like 3D chess.
A developer diary has already been released that shows extensive gameplay, as well as more details from the developers.
Lemnis Gate is scheduled for release on PC, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on summer of 2021. We can hopefully expect another trailer or developer diary during E3 this year to build up for hype for the game.