Let’s celebrate Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day today. Indeed. December 8th marks one very unusual and very interesting day. A Day which is annually observed to enjoy the long-time fiction of Time traveling as if it has become reality!
But it’s not our first attempt to honor special days. Star Wars Day holds a special place in our hearts every year. Check out the article here. And this year we commemorated Bombs Drop Day a few months ago. The day that the bombs dropped and created the nuclear wasteland that is Appalachia. Feel free to visit that article here.
And as luck would have it #PretendToBeATimetraveller is today, so we at IndieGala intend to honor it with the two of things we care about the most. Video games and movies. I’ll get to them in a second. But first… It’s best to explain the ins and outs of the day. The Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day.
What’s So Special About The Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day?
The Day is observed to enjoy the long-time fiction of Time traveling as if it has become reality! Traveling through time to a different age is a dream of scientists, Sci-fi enthusiasts, and historians for centuries. Just imagine how it would be to see the past which we have read about in books in reality!! It is possible only through Time traveling. Similarly looking into the future… Would you go to the deep ends of the distant future and see what would become of humanity as we know it? We sure would.
How To Celebrate Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day?
While the origins of this Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day are unknown, we are certain that the creators of this unofficial holiday wanted people to pretend to be time travelers. And how you can celebrate Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day? In several ways actually.
First and foremost, you can watch all your favorite time-traveling movies and shows. Secondly, you can play all your favorite time-traveling video games. Hey, you can even throw a party with a specific era from our past (or our future). It’s up to you. Use your imagination on this Time Traveler Day.
Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day Fun Fact: Did You Know This?
Well, one of the most popular paradoxes associated with time travel is the Grandfather Paradox? According to this paradox, if a person goes back in time to kill her/her grandfather before he has biological children and succeeds… Then one of the person’s parents would never be born, and therefore, the person in question would not exist. Therefore, that the person could not go back in time to kill his or her grandfather. Which would mean that the person’s grandfather would have biological children. And the person would exist today. Cool right? We thought so too.
Which Games and Movies Go Well With Today’s Time Traveler Day?
We’ve got a fine selection of both games and movies that’s for sure. In both brackets, the time-travel theme is observed, but we’d also love to know your picks. Which movies and video games would you add to this list? Let us know in the comment section.
Let’s start with the video games, shall we? After all, IndieGala is known for them.
Prince Of Persia
A new hero emerges from Prince Of Persia. Master the acrobatics, strategy and fighting tactics of the most agile warrior of all time. So, grip falls down the face of a building, perform perfectly timed acrobatic combinations, and swing over canyons, buildings and anything reachable. This new rogue warrior must utilize all of his new skills. Along with a whole new combat system, to battle Ahriman’s corrupted lieutenants to heal the land from the dark Corruption and restore the light. A new epic journey begins as well. Therefore, you get to escape to experience the new fantasy world of ancient Persia. Time travel to ancient Persia and explore the world of the fascinating culture there.
But you can explore the Prince Of Persia series here at IndieGala as well. Check out our best games from the series here.
We already explored the original Deponia game in our Filmaholic Gamer review (check it out here). But not the sequel too. Deponia Doomsday. But what’s it all about you might ask? One fateful night, Rufus awakes from a haunting nightmare. He sacrificed himself to save Deponia. But at what price? Elysium, the floating city crash-landed on the planet. As the last surviving Deponian, he fought savage few locks, but in the end, there was only one way out.
But that’s not all. Rufus discovers that some time travelers from the future carelessly parked their time machine in his neighborhood. Just imagine if this amazing technology would fall into the wrong hands!
Get Deponia Doomsday here and enjoy.
Another great time traveling game indeed. But what’s it all about? Well In the aftermath of a split second, two people find they have changed and gained extraordinary abilities. One of them travels through time and becomes hell-bent on controlling this power. The other on the other hand uses these new abilities to attempt to defeat him. And fix time before it tears itself irreparably apart. Both face overwhelming odds and make dramatic choices that will determine the shape of the future. Quantum Break is a unique experience. One part hard-hitting video game, one part thrilling live-action show. And with a stellar cast too. Including Shawn Ashmore as the hero Jack Joyce, Aidan Gillen as his nemesis Paul Serene. And Dominic Monaghan as Jack’s genius brother William.
Don’t miss it! Get Quantum Break here.
Indebted to the wrong people, and with his life on the line, hired gun Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth. A mysterious girl was imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. Forced to trust one another, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond during their daring escape. So, together, they must learn to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities. As they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia. All while surviving the threats of the air-city and uncovering its dark secret.
BioShock Infinite is filled to the brim with time travel, interesting characters and an amazing story. Don’t miss it. Get it here.
Dishonored 2 is set 15 years after the Lord Regent has been vanquished and the dreaded Rat Plague has passed into history. An otherworldly usurper has seized Empress Emily Kaldwin’s throne, leaving the fate of the Isles hanging in the balance. As Emily or Corvo, travel beyond the legendary streets of Dunwall. Where? To Karnaca, the once-dazzling coastal city that holds the keys to restoring Emily to power. Armed with the Mark of the Outsider and powerful new abilities, track down your enemies and take back what’s rightfully yours.
Dishonored 2 is available for purchase here. Get it now.
Some Additional Great Games For Time Traveler Day Can’t Hurt. Here Are Some Of Them…
TWELVE MINUTES is a real-time top-down interactive thriller with an accessible click and drag interface. Featuring James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley, and Willem Dafoe. What should be a romantic evening with your wife turns into a nightmare when a police detective breaks into your home, accuses your wife of murder and beats you to death… Only for you to find yourself immediately returned to the exact moment you opened the front door, stuck in a Groundhog Day-like TWELVE-MINUTE time loop, hence the title. Doomed to relive the same terror again and again… Unless you can find a way to use the knowledge of what’s coming to change the outcome and break the loop.
Get It here at IndieGala. Twelve Minutes is available for purchase here.
Putt-Putt Travels Through Time
Mr. Firebird’s time machine has gone haywire and Putt-Putt’s® best pal Pep is lost somewhere in time. Grab your compass! Putt-Putt® needs your child’s help to find him. Together, they’ll leap through time, explore new dimensions and discover surprising new friends. It’s an adventure of the centuries that will keep kids coming back time and time again!
The game is developed and published by Humongous Entertainment and it’s available for purchase here. Only at IndieGala.
The Assassin’s Creed series
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft, the Assassin’s Creed series is filled with different time-travels in different eras. Furthermore, Assassin’s Creed series depicts a fictional millennia-old struggle between the Assassins, who fight for peace and free will. And the Templars, who desire peace through order and control. Not to mention, The series features historical fiction, science fiction and fictional characters intertwined with real-world historical events and figures.
We have plenty of games from the Assassin’s Creed series. Just click here and pick the best for you.
Crazy Machines 2
How about a great puzzle game for this list? Crazy Machines 2 is packed with all-new features to help you create your wackiest “Rube Goldberg-style” contraptions yet!. So, go on tour with the crazy professor and put your skills to the test with challenges from around the globe. Travel, from the bazaars of Egypt to the white sands of the Caribbean. And then blast off into space for an out-of-this-world gaming experience.
No Time To Explain Remastered
Last but certainly not least game offering of the game section.
“I Am You From The Future! No Time To Explain, Follow m-OH CHRIST!”
Why does No Time To Explain Remastered belong here on this list? Well, because it allows you to chase your future self through time and alternate realities. While fighting giant monsters, collecting hats, and eating cake! No Time To Explain is a game about Time Paradoxes, Jetpack Guns and Ribs In People’s Eyes. Furthermore, it’s a comedy platformer featuring great music, voice acting and gameplay that becomes more ridiculous as you go. It’s a fantastic game and deserves to be played by you today.
Get it here. Simply click here and get it for yourself or your loved ones.
And What About The Movies For Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day?
We have 5 additional picks from the movie selection of the article. Much like the games, the movie picks also have time-travel in the plot and yes. They’re all amazing. Let’s start with this section as well.
Primer is a science fiction film that deals with the accidental discovery of time travel. And it’s a great movie too. It’s cerebral, twisted and downright confusing at times, but it’s amazing too. But the movie also deals with the invention of four separate engineers. An invention that they would later find out that it’s the actual time machine. So, the questions will begin to pile up after that discovery. Plenty of logistical and philosophical roadblocks as well.
Fun fact: The budget for the entire film was around $7000. Most of the money was spent on film stock.
A true 90’s classic don’t you think? Terry Gilliam’s science fiction film is also the oldest movie on this list, but it’s probably one of the best. It also has some of the finest performances from Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, but yeah. It does involve time travel too. In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time. Why? Well to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. What he’ll find out is a totally different story.
Fun fact: Terry Gilliam gave Bruce Willis a list of “Willis acting clichés” not to be used during the film. Including the “steely blue eyes look”.
Who says that science fiction and rom-com can’t mix and create something great? With Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Nighy in the leads, About Time is exactly about that. It’s about a young man with the ability to time travel who tries to change his past. In hopes of improving his future. But, his decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think. About Time is a touching, sentimental and at times and optimistic tale of one man’s plans for the future. It deserves your attention.
Fun fact: In South Korea, more than 3 million people watched the movie, which made it a surprise hit there.
Safety Not Guaranteed
Another science fiction/romantic comedy but from the indie specter of Hollywood. And the movie is about three magazine employees. They’ll head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel. Is he crazy? Or can he really make a time machine? That’s what they’re trying to find out. Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson star in this Colin Trevorrow-directed movie. And yes. It deserves to be on this list as well.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Let’s finish this list with a superhero movie? Sounds good to us. Hence, X-Men: Days of Future Past and the decision to put this movie in this article. For me, it’s arguably one of the top 5 movies from the MCU and yes. It involves time travel too. The movie focuses on two time periods. One is from the future while the second one is from the past. Logan travels back in time to 1973 to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. It’s a fantastic movie and it deserves your attention.
But Which Movies And Games Would You Add Here? To Honor Time Traveler Day?
Would you add Time Machine? How about Back To The Future trilogy? Let us know in the comment section.