Chronology jumps into Windows Phone after 1 million downloads on Steam & iOS

After one million downloads across Steam and iOS, the puzzle-platforming game Chronology ( is now available on Windows Phone. The Android version is still currently in development. In Chronology, you play as a brilliant inventor and a talking snail with metallic shell. They can travel in time in environments that feature puzzle-solving elements. We've installed Chronology on our Lumia 930. Check out the gameplay video.

The game starts out with the Old Inventor waking up with no memory in a place that looks depressing. He discovers a time travel device, which makes this game very interesting. Tapping the clock on the lower right corner switches time: Before and After. There's an indicator on the top right corner to tell you which timeline you're in, but you'll know just by looking at the surrounding. Before is full of life, while After looks abandoned.

What you do in the past affects the environment when you move the clock forward. For example, planting a tree in the past, grows up in the future. You can use that tree to climb over objects.

The Old Inventor eventually meets a talking snail that plays a major part of the game. The snail can stop time. This is handy for stopping moving platforms that may be difficult for the Inventor to pass. The snail can also help with letting the Inventor go through doors while pushing buttons or letting the Inventor step over its shell. The puzzles are well thought out and they're really fun to solve.

We love this game, but the current release for Windows Phone has an annoying flaw. It doesn't resume to where you left off if you open another application and come back to the game. When you re-open Chronology, it goes back to the main menu.

Chronology is a free download from the Windows Phone Store. "Part I" with 3 chapters are included. "Part II" is available in the game as an in-app purchase for $2.99, with additional parts following later. We think it's one of the best games available on Windows Phone right now. Check it out and let us know if you agree.

Thanks for the tip, Henrik W.!

Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.