emberwind-logo Emberwind is TimeTrap's main project, a platformer that tries to capture the retro fun of classic games in a fresh environment. Check out the HD gameplay footage.
On The Emberwind site you can find everything about the game including manual, backstory and much much more.


Emberwind HD video review

Posted by Erik Möller

youtube I wanted to share two great video reviews of Emberwind HD, check out the first one by jojopet and the second one by Classic L337.

Emberwind available on the AppStore

Posted by Erik Möller

appstore It is finally here! Emberwind and Emberwind HD Is available in the AppStore worldwide. I can't tell you how excited we are about bringing a great game to even more people.

Emberwind coming soon to the AppStore

Posted by Erik Möller

coming soon We're glad to announce that Emberwind is coming soon to the AppStore via Chillingo, the premier publisher of popular iOS games like "Angry Birds" and "Cut The Rope".

Emberwind HTML5 experiment at Opera

Posted by Erik Möller

modojo One of our latest little projects is an exciting experiment trying to leverage the advances in HTML5 and porting parts of Emberwind to run directly in your browser using canvas, WebGL and javascript. Check out Erik's blog at Opera for progress updates, or follow the progress on twitter.

Emberwind app shown at PAX

Posted by Erik Möller

modojo Chillingo has been starting to show Emberwind for iOS around and we're really excited about it. Most recently it was shown at PAX, and MODOJO wrote about it after having a look. ...we're looking forward to Emberwind on the iPhone. Besides, we need a break from playing Mario and Sonic. Let's see what this gnome can do.

Infinite Ammo podcast

Posted by Erik Möller

avault Alec Holowka, creator of the up and coming game Marian, continued his podcast series where he does conversational interviews with indie developers. In episode ten he hosts Chris and talks about the contrast of mainstream and indie development. Go check out the podcast at the Infinite Ammo page, it's well worth a listen.

The Adrenaline Vault

Posted by Erik Möller

avault The annual Top Casual PC games award at The Adrenaline Vault has been posted and we're very happy to see Emberwind being picked as one of the twelve winners or one of "the very best hidden computer treasures that casual gaming has to offer" as Bob Mandel of avault.com put it. We're always glad to read about people enjoying our game and it's really what drives us to continue doing great indie stuff.

Merry Christmas

Posted by Erik Möller

GustoSanta We wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year filled with lots of great indie games.
As an extra little treat we've put together a seasonal Emberwind icon pack. Enjoy and see you all next year!

Emberwind reviewed in Level

Posted by Erik Möller

level.ro Emberwind was reviewed in Level, the largest printed game-magazine in Romania. It scored a solid 8/10 which we're glad to see. If you know Romanian you can read the full review. For those of us that don't know a word of Romanian, Editor Andrei Licherdopol very kindly provided us with a summary in English.
"Emberwind is a welcome purist casual platformer with an undeniable old-school appeal, blessed with a charming whimsical fantasy setting that we wished was exploited a bit more by this title. With a definitely well-chosen and charismatic protagonist that Kindle proves to be (not to mention Wick his mystical owl companion), hilarious enemies and a brilliant (literally) antagonist, a nice variety of moves and great level design that remains consistent throughout the surprisingly lengthy campaign, Emberwind turns out a worthwhile and enjoyable experience for both the youngest gamers and the more experienced players that search a relaxing break from all the gratuitous violence, gore and sexuality that unfortunately drowns the majority of today's video games. Bring it to your children (or your inner child) with no worries whatsoever! While neither revolutionary nor perfect and perhaps a tad on the easy side, Kindle's adventure is perfectly worth your time and money, being also one of the cutest titles to recently hit the market."

Emberwind Anniversary

Posted by Chris Van Yperen

santa brownie One year ago today, TimeTrap launched its first independent PC/Mac title Emberwind! The past year Erik and I have gotten a lot of encouraging emails, met a ton of great independent developers and snuck off for a much needed break. The whole rewarding experience can definitely be credited to our friends and family, but most importantly to you, our customers.

We thank all of you very sincerely for your purchase, as it provides us with resources to continue doing what we love to do; making our own games!

So to celebrate Emberwinds first anniversary we are selling it off our site at 50% off for the rest of the year. Pick up the free demo and give it a try, if you enjoy playing it as much as we enjoyed making it you won't be disappointed during the holidays.

Merry Christmas greetings from the Emberwind team.

Emberwind now available in more languages

Posted by Erik Möller

Japanese dialogue In addition to the newly released Japanese version on DigRetto Emberwind v1.1 is now also available in our own store in more languages. The Mac version is available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Polish, Russian and Japanese. The Windows version is available in English, Spanish, Polish, Russian and Japanese, for any other languages we refer to our excellent partners at Zylom and the multilingual version of Emberwind available there.

Japanese Emberwind launches on DigRetto

Posted by Erik Möller

DigRetto DigRetto launches the Japanese version of Emberwind on their site and has a special 20% off during launch week! We're thrilled to see yet another localization of Emberwind and hope the good people of Japan will apreciate the game as much as everyone else. I for one think it looks much cooler in Japanese and will definitely play it again.

Emberwind deluxe released on Zylom

Posted by Erik Möller

zylom We're glad to annouce that the multilingual version of Emberwind was released on Zylom yesterday. Zylom is RealGames Europe's portal. The game is available in English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, French and Swedish.

Emberwind Icon Pack

Posted by Erik Möller

autumn wick We've put together a nice little icon pack featuring some of the really nice assets from Emberwind. Enjoy!

Emberwind covermounted

Posted by Erik Möller

komputer swiat The September issue of Komputer Swiat the largest computer magazine in Poland sports a custom branded polish version of Emberwind on it's cover DVD. Check out a scan from the magazine.

Emberwind editors pick on BrotherSoft

Posted by Erik Möller

brothersoft BrotherSoft recently recommended Emberwind on their website and made it "Editors pick".

Great Emberwind review

Posted by Erik Möller

indiegamereviewer Adam at indiegamereviewer.com has posted a very nice and detailed review of Emberwind and we're thrilled to see it get another 4/5 rating. Go check out the full review.

Emberwind on Direct2Drive

Posted by Erik Möller

D2D We're glad to announce Emberwind is now also available on IGN Entertainment's premier digital distribution portal Direct2Drive.

Emberwind atlas

Posted by Erik Möller

atlas We've been really busy lately but I'd just like to take the opportunity to remind you the Emberwind atlas still gets updated with one stage a week. We're now up to Storgatan, closing in on Castle Grendale!

Newspaper interview

Posted by Erik Möller

dalslanningen Dalslänningen, one of the local Swedish newspapers ran a story about me a short while ago. I got a copy of it sent to me and if you know Swedish I've made a scan available right here.

Emberwind on the iPhone and iPod Touch

Posted by Erik Möller

innogiant TimeTrap teams up with Finnish developer Innogiant to bring Emberwind to the iPhone and iPod Touch platform this spring. Development has already started and we're really excited about Emberwind going mobile. Read the full press release about it.

Newspaper interview

Posted by Erik Möller

ttela TTELA, one of the local Swedish newspapers ran a full page article about me today. It's pretty neat, not every day I make an appearance in printed media, and I even managed to shave for the occasion!

If you know any Swedish there's a scan available right here.

Emberwind atlas release (Spoiler alert!)

Posted by Erik Möller

With the latest post the Emberwind world atlas now covers all the stages leading up to and including The Skeli Vault, the first boss fight and where the demo experience ends.

Hooked gamers review Emberwind

Posted by Erik Möller

hooked gamers Justin Snyder a.k.a. BlobDude at hookedgamer.com has done a great review where Emberwind scores a very impressive 8/10. Justin writes "Emberwind is a solid game. I honestly can't find anything wrong with it"

"I for one will certainly return to the city of Grendale for some repeat action to fill the time between the big AAA titles releases this spring."
Read the full review at hooked gamers.

Emberwind review in svt1 morning show

Posted by Erik Möller

svt1 Here it is finally, the review from Swedish TV morning show with english subs. There's a button to turn them on in youtube if you don't have that enabled already. The review is obviously aimed at the morning show audience, hence a great deal of time is spent explaining "indie games", but never the less it's a great review and Emberwind scores an impressive 4/5.

Interviewed by it24

Posted by Erik Möller

it24 Thomas Arnroth, probably the best known games reviewer in Sweden who has his own segment in one of the morning shows on national TV, did a review of Emberwind (link to video will be posted shortly). After the review he did a follow-up interview with me for it24.se. Unfortunately it's in Swedish and google translate is doing a pretty poor job with it.

Emberwind metascore

Posted by Erik Möller

metascore Emberwind has been rated by MetaCritic and scores an average of 79 which is rated as "Generally favorable reviews".
"Metacritic's mission is to help you make an informed decision about how to spend your money on entertainment."

ZTGameDomain reviews Emberwind

Posted by Erik Möller

ZTGameDomain.com Catastrophe at ZTGameDomain or Cathlin Sentz as her RL name is made a really nice review of Emberwind scoring an 8/10.
You can tell she's spent a good deal of time in the game and done a thorough analysis pointing out the goods and the bads... water death pits! Ah, yeah what a blunder!
Good thing they're few and far apart. The pits aside she seems to have really enjoyed it and writes:
"This 2D platformer is cartoon pretty and intensely cute. If you want a fun platformer, Emberwind is an excellent option and a treat for the $12 price."

Emberwind available through GamersGate

Posted by Erik Möller

gamersgate.com TimeTrap are glad to announce Emberwind is now also available through our partner site at gamersgate.com
"GamersGate is a leading digital distribution platform, providing ready gaming experiences for gamers worldwide – anytime, anywhere. Viewed as a strong contender in the digital download arena, GamersGate continues to redefine the download industry. Future strategies include the launch of several additional services, and the further aggressive expansion of its product portfolio, from a wide range of internationally recognized publishers."

Emberwind available through Mac Game Store

Posted by Erik Möller

macgamestore.com TimeTrap are glad to announce Emberwind is now also available through our partner site at macgamestore.com
"Launched in April 2005, Macgamestore.com is the largest online Macintosh gaming store on the planet. Our goal is to provide the best shopping experience that Mac gamers deserve with plenty of stock on todays most popular Macintosh games, speedy delivery, and useful information to make purchasing decisions easier."

GamingXP reviews Emberwind

Posted by Erik Möller

gamingxp.com Manfred Beck at GamingXP.com has made a review of Emberwind. It really stretched my high-school German to the limit, but what a great review! Emberwind scores a very solid 77% and had it not been for the missing multiplayer it would've scored well into the 80 mark.
German readers, please don't beat me up if I misquote this :)
"Ideal for casual gaming, Emberwind also provides enough depth for [serious] long term gaming, and as was mentioned before, it's suitable to anyone."

Gamerlimit reviews Emberwind

Posted by Erik Möller

gamerlimit.com Paul at GamerLimit has made a review of Emberwind scoring yet another 7/10.
In his summary Paul writes: "If you fondly recall time spent playing old platformers, then Emberwind is most certainly a game for you. Regardless of any niggling flaws, the game is an almost illegal amount of fun to play."

Emberwind game atlas

Posted by Erik Möller

For the curious gamer we're releasing a complete game atlas on our community page. Starting today by releasing the maps for "Gnomestead" and "Boulderhood Lake" and continuing to release a new map every week.

Emberwind MAC version upgraded

Posted by Erik Möller

The Emberwind mac builds have been updated with a fix adressing a rendering issue appearing on some macs with an Intel GMA 950 graphics cards.
If you have already bought the mac version and want it upgraded please contact us via the support email.

ApertureGames reviews Emberwind

Posted by Erik Möller

aperturegames.com Daniel at ApertureGames has made a review of Emberwind scoring a pretty decent 7/10.

"Emberwind is a great game for younger players, with very little that would offend, and ultimately how much you enjoy Emberwind is fully dependant on the challenge you’ll get for it. I highly recommend you give the demo a try."