Is there a demo available for free download?
There is indeed. You can download an AIR app of the demo for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The demo game will illustrate how the game controls and application settings (screen size, saving & loading, etc) perform on your system. Prior to buying the full version, we highly recommend trying out the free demo to test for compatibility issues on your system.
How long is the full game compared to the demo?
The demo area only constitutes about 5-10% of the full game. The full game is comprised of four acts, each with a collection of unique puzzles and some new locations. In total, there are over thirty unique locations within the game. Even knowing exactly where to go, what to do, and skipping dialogue, you’ll be hard-pressed to make it through the full game in less than two hours.
Does the full version have voices?
Unfortunately, no – we’re a core team of two without the resources to assemble, record, and edit a full cast of voices.
Can I run the game in full screen?
The game does have a full-screen setting (available in the game “options” menu). However, enabling full-screen enlarges the Flash redraw area and generally decreases game performance. There is a secondary graphics-quality option that you can decrease which may help your performance in full-screen mode. Either way, you’ll probably see the smoothest scrolling and animation in widowed mode. Be sure to download the free demo to see how the game performs on your system.
The game locked up, or something odd happened while I was playing… what do I do?
There have been random occurrences where Flash lags behind the game’s action queue, causing a command to be missed. Our best testing efforts indicate that this happens very infrequently. This occurrence is circumstantial and impossible to anticipate, so a copy of your game data is automatically saved each time you change rooms. If the game ever locks up or a sequence seems to play out of order, just shut the application down, relaunch it, and choose the “Continue Game” option from the opening menu. You will resume the game at your last room transition.
Can I order a localized copy of the game or a boxed copy on CD?
Sorry, but we have no immediate plans to publish localized versions of the game, or distribute the game through non-digital means. The game is currently an English-only title and available through our online store.
Why isn’t A Stitch in Time freeware like the original?
It was clear from the beginning that we would not be able to produce this ambitious project without designating full-time human resources to the project, which would require financing the project. While we recognize that this commercial aspect deviates from the roots of What Makes You Tick?, we hope that our fans will recognize the financial investment in the production of this title, and agree that it’s better to have a commercial sequel than no sequel at all.
Is A Stitch in Time the final installment of the What Makes You Tick story?
Well, we may have one final story in mind… Unfortunately though, our college days are trailing ever further behind us so we don’t have the option to produce free games in our spare time anymore. We really enjoy making games and we would like to keep producing them. However, if we cannot recoup our investment on Stitch, then it’s highly unlikely that we’ll pursue a final installment. Our fans’ help in spreading the word to make this title a success would be greatly appreciated!