Killing Time at Lightspeed: Enhanced Edition

Browse social media at the speed of light.
Watch your friends grow old in the blink of an eye.
Realise there's nothing you can do about it.

Tell your friends you love them one last time.


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About The Game

You never know what will be the last thing you say to someone. On a transport ship leaving earth, a passenger kills time by scrolling through the messages of their social media feed. As the ship leaves and moves further and further away from home, the delay between sending messages and their arrival lengthens. What feels like minutes on the ship is hours, days, weeks, even years back on Earth. Each refresh of the timeline is a tiny window into the past. What will you do in those precious few moments as the lives of everyone you know pass by?

A critically acclaimed work of interactive fiction, Killing Time at Lightspeed allows players to experience life aboard a spaceship hurtling through lightspeed. Just how much can you affect other people's lives with your fleeting interactions through social media? And will it be for the better?


“Killing Time at Lightspeed is, more than anything else, a timely game about technology and the role of social media not just in the future that developer Gritfish has created but in our present reality as well.”

“It's a fascinating look at how culture can evolve around contentious issues—and one that will be intimately familiar to anyone with a Facebook feed of their own.”
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What's new in KTaL:EE

  • An expanded edition of the original Antholojam game, created for Steam.
  • Even more stories to be told via your Friendpage and Skimmit feeds.
  • Steam achievements encourage you to experiment and explore.
  • An all-new soundtrack accompanies your travels through time and space.

Made by Gritfish