You can’t shoot
Time Pacifist is a game that I made for a game jam, where the challenge was to choose an action that the player can’t do.
I chose to base my entry on Konami’s classic Time Pilot arcade game by making a version in which the player can’t fire at the enemy planes.
Without being able to use weapons, the optional objective of rescuing people in the original game is now promoted to the primary objective, and the player must dodge all enemy planes and bullets.
Some sprites were repurposed directly from Time Pilot, and the new enemy planes were created by artist Matt Holdstock.
As of 2023, the game no longer runs on modern versions Windows.
Starting the game