Hourglass is an atmospheric first-person puzzle adventure inspired by Portal, The Witness, and Rime where you have to cooperate with yourself to solve difficult puzzles, explore a foreign world and unveil the big secret of ancient Egypt.
Besides offering an ancient world to explore, Hourglass is mostly about solving various puzzles with a unique core-mechanic. Your ability allows you to record your actings for a certain amount of time. After that, time winds back to the beginning of the recording and a copy of yourself appears, repeating the actions. On your adventure, you will have to use this ability in creative ways to get through various areas filled with difficult puzzles.
Although completing the Story itself might take only about 4-5 hours, there is way more to explore. Completing 100% of the game will take much longer.
"Pyramids are the tombs of the pharaohs". This is what most people believe. But more and more studies raise doubts about this thesis. Scientists found indications for ancient Egypt being far more technologized than we can imagine. Hourglass is set in a scenario in which those assumptions are actually true..
You will play as Aywa, a young adventurer who is travelling to Egypt to find her missing father - an archaeologist, who never returned from his latest expedition.
Your journey leads you to a remote temple where you encounter undiscovered Egyptian technologies and portals to a foreign world.
Only by unraveling the secrets of these long lost technologies, you are able to solve all puzzles on your quest and eventually find your father.