_Cryptex of Time_ is a 3D tile-matching game. The player has to rotate a
cylinder made of wheels or cogs. The left mouse button rotates individual
wheels, while the right button makes the whole thing revolve in its axis.
There is a tile at the end of each of cog tooth, and the objective is to
rotate them making matches of three or more of the same type. Wheels
accumulate with time, dropping at the top of the cylinder. As they are
cleared, they are removed from the game. If the cylinder gets too tall with
too many cogs, the game is over.
Some levels have special rules and tiles. The orbs have special powers that
are activated when a match happens besides them. The blue orb removes a whole
line of tiles. The yellow orb explodes destroying lots of tiles. Iron pieces
can’t be matched, but the orbs remove them.
In most of the levels, the goal is to fill a meter at the left side of the
screen by making matches. In some levels, the objective is to remove cogs from
the cylinder. Other stages are more like puzzles, where the player has a
limited amount of moves to clear the tiles.
A game of logic appears between stages, where the player has to guess the
right sequence of tiles within a time limit.