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~~~~~~~~ The plan was supposed to be simple, almost ridiculously so. ~~~~~~~~


When her father, driven mad by years of grief, suddenly decided to force her into marrying him, Princess Kionna enlisted the help of her childhood friend. Together, they managed to contact her long-lost fairy godmother. Surely, her powers would save her from this hellish fate. Kionna would be able to escape the castle, a prince charming would find her, and they would live happily ever after.

Alas, magic can only do so much. Things keep spinning out of control. Trapped in an endless nightmare, the princess ceaselessly rewinds time in a race with death itself. Is a happy ending truly waiting for her at the end of the tunnel?

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That’s it. After so many years, so much waiting, Chronotopia: Second Skin is now officially released on Steam and itchio! It feels so surreal, it’s hasn’t it me yet.

Chronotopia Second Skin on Steam

I want to take some time to thank everyone who’s been with me on this journey, everyone who helped me and cheered for me despite the hardships. And I want to thank everyone who supported the Kickstarter and everyone who showed interested for the game, it truly means the world to me.


I really hope you will enjoy Chronotopia’s story. If so, be sure to leave a review or a comment to share your thoughts about the game. It will help us a lot as we’re a small team and visibility is everything these days.

Bonus Spotlight – Memory Fragments

Bonus Spotlight – Memory Fragments

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Surprise! I thought I wouldn’t leave you without one last spotlight. In Chronotopia’s framing device, you incarnate a lost soul who visits the fairytales...

[Spotlight] Lys, guardian of memories

[Spotlight] Lys, guardian of memories

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Let’s jump right where we left last time! I was explaining the whole concept behind the purgatory and now we’re finally tackling the cute but intriguing...

[Spotlight] The 'Purgatory'

[Spotlight] The 'Purgatory'

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That’s almost a wrap on Chronotopia’s universe and characters. I’d just like to explore one more thing…which would be the game’s prologue...

Chronotopia Releasing on October 13th, 2023

Chronotopia Releasing on October 13th, 2023

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After many years of troubled development, health issues and general bad luck, Chronotopia: Second Skin will finally be released on October 13th!

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yone
yone - - 564 comments

🎮🌌📖 𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝘄𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘃𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗮 𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗲 𝗴𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯? 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝘆:

🧚‍♀️🧠🔍 In the realm of indie gaming, where creativity and narrative prowess reign supreme, "Chronotopia" stands tall as the epitome of philosophical and psychological depth. Drawing inspiration from a rich tapestry of fairytales and mythology, this game 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀 the mundane into the extraordinary, offering players a profound exploration of the human psyche and the concept of time itself.

🕹️🌟🔄 The philosophical underpinnings of "Chronotopia" resonate with the works of Simone de Beauvoir, who once said, "One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman." Similarly, the protagonist's journey in the game encapsulates the struggle for self-discovery, a theme prevalent in de Beauvoir's existentialist philosophy. The quest to 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗺 lost memories mirrors the existential quest for meaning and identity, encapsulating the essence of de Beauvoir's exploration of personal freedom and responsibility.

🕰️🤔👥🏰 In the realm of psychology, "Chronotopia" aligns with the theories of Carl Jung, who delved into the collective unconscious and archetypal symbols. The game's incorporation of fairytales as rewritings of uchronia reflects the Jungian concept of the collective unconscious as a repository of universal symbols and myths. The journey through the fairytale world 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀 a symbolic exploration of the protagonist's subconscious, where each event and encounter serves as a mirror reflecting the fragments of buried memories.

👸💔🔄🌀🔮🧙‍♀️ Defending the title as the best indie game of 2023, it is apt to borrow from the wisdom of Jane McGonigal, a prominent advocate for the positive impact of gaming. McGonigal's assertion that games can offer a "𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗳𝘂𝗹, 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲" finds resonance in "Chronotopia," where players navigate a compelling narrative that prompts introspection and emotional engagement.

🎭🌍👤 Furthermore, "Chronotopia" stands as a testament to the power of indie games to challenge conventional narratives, echoing the sentiments of game theorist Jesper Juul, who championed the idea that 𝗴𝗮𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗮 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻. The game's unique blend of narrative complexity, psychological depth, and philosophical inquiry positions it as a trailblazer in the indie gaming landscape.

📚💡🎨🚀🏆🔗💬🌐 𝗜𝗻 𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲, "𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗮" 𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗮𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗲 𝗴𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯, 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗼𝗽𝗵𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝘀𝘆𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮 𝗰𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗻𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲. As players embark on a journey through the uchronia, they are not merely participants in a game; they are explorers delving into the recesses of the human soul and confronting the timeless questions that shape our existence.

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WenArts
WenArts - - 12 comments

The artwork is absolutely beautiful. Will be keeping my eye on this game. :)

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Helianthus Creator
Helianthus - - 19 comments

Thank you very much! Can't believe I had missed your comment ><.

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