Recursion 17+

A puzzle game in a timeloop‪.‬

Glitch Games

    • $3.99


"exceptionally well written ... with a wicked sense of humour" - The Metro
"With this game, [ Glitch ] are sticking to what they do best" - Droid Gamers

Waking up you’re alone, confused, hungry, and a little sad - just your usual Monday morning really - but wait, what’s that sound? Oh f**k no, they’ve only gone and done it. The machine’s been activated.

Equipped with just your wits and a prototype Chronologically Aware Memory Enhancement and Recall Appliance, or C.A.M.E.R.A. for short, you’re now in a race against time to shutdown the machine before the loop resets.

Solve puzzles, read strategically placed notes, press buttons, potentially die, and hopefully escape the worst Monday you’ve had in at least a week. Rinse repeat.

The second instalment in the Glitch Broken Dreams Collection, Recursion is a compact mystery game chock-full of puzzles, secrets, and questions.

• A first person point and click adventure game.
• A time-loop mechanic.
• A time-loop mechanic.
• A time-loop mechanic.
• Trademark Glitch humour and puzzles that will leave you screaming at us.
• Absolutely no adverts or in app purchases.
• The Glitch Camera to help you solve puzzles and keep track of clues.
• Lots of clues to find and puzzles to solve.
• A beautiful soundtrack and immersive sound effects.
• A full Hint System to help you if you get stuck.
• 8 save slots, share the game with your family!
• Auto-saves your progress!

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What’s New

Version 1.0.3

* Fixed issue where Self Destruct alarm would continue when in the main menu.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

SelenaSelenaSelena15 ,

Another Awesome Glitch Game

If the time loop is giving you pause, don’t let it stop you from experiencing this great game! I normally hate any game with time pressure, but this game isn’t like that. Without giving anything away, the game has some mechanics that make it so you aren’t having to rush around and so you don’t have to repeat doing the same things every time. This game also has a great mix of puzzles. They’re somehow the perfect level of challenge, and while some took me a bit to solve at the end I got that great lightbulb moment instead of wanting to throw my phone because the solution was illogical, impossible to figure out, or just dumb. If you do get stuck, the devs are super responsive and there is a great discord community for all of the games. Really recommend you check this out. One of the best games I’ve played, and if you like the genre you’ll love this.

CaroCaro68 ,

4.5 stars maybe?

I love Glitch games, I love the stories, the care and humor in the writing, the puzzles. I have bought every single one they charged for. This is the first game of theirs that has ever felt tedious at some point. The triangle, circle, square boxes, and the timing felt, for me, like jumping through hoops. I love challenging puzzles but this part was finicky and annoying. I haven’t finished the game yet because of it and possibly I’ve stopped caring? Glitch is one of the best creators of adventure puzzle story games, and if I could give 4.5 stars for this one, I probably would. I’ll definitely check out whatever they put out next though. =)

ally555 ,

Another Glitch smasher!

There aren’t many other developers that come close to their unique style of intelligent puzzles, witty humor and immersive gameplay.

And this release just proves how creative this team is…always pushing the envelope and looking for ways to bring different styles and formats of adventure/escape games to their adoring fans.

I really enjoyed Recursion. The time loop concept is a bit tricky at first. To balance the time-loop, the puzzles are all within a few steps of the clues …there isn’t much running around like other adventure games.

However, I personally DO like running around adventure game scenes and loved the old style of Glitch games that gave us die-hard adventure-escape players the pure immersive experience in the Glitch world we love.

There aren’t many devs that make adventure escape games. So, like always, I’ll be waiting for Glitch’s next release!

Thanks Glitch Team!


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