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Dr. Lutz and the Time Travel Machine

by PPA Entertainment

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12 Apr 2007
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About this game

Are you ready to find out what happened to the dinosaurs and their extinction?

Then join Dr. Abraham Lutz in his attempt to reach that long passed Jurassic Age using one of his inventions:The time travel machine.

Our Doctor is desperately trying to prove his own theories about why the big reptiles vanished from Earth 65 million years ago and at the same time, make a fool of one of his paleontologists colleagues. And the only way to do that is going to the Jurassic and checking by himself.

Of course, getting there wont be that easy as he thought. Honouring the lasting tradition of adventure games, our old Doctor is going to need a lot of help to bring his journey to a good end.

The story will take place in different spaces and times and will grab a laugh from you here and then (well, that is what I hope) given that the Doctor has a penchant for a cynical humour.
See the people who made this game and any other games they've worked on >>
Pijin Pastrana
Artwork, story and scripting.
Gregjazz has worked on 8 other games: (see them >>)

10 people commented on this game (newest first):

This game is fabulous.
If you like sci-fi, you have to try it.
It's cute and believable, simple and encouraging.
This is a game to enjoy and sets the standard for others. One can see the effort put into it.
What I would love to see is a sequel. Dr Lutz as a character could be much more developed. It's a clean spirited game too, which is excellent to see.
Thumbs up for this one.
2017-03-09 08:20:25 by dav
This is a game that left me with mixed feelings. Let's start with the upsides.

The graphics are bright and sort of pleasant to the eyes, although anti-aliasing hasn't been used much. The graphics have clearly taken a lot of work to make, and the graphic artist has tried his best.

There is a nice kind of almost exciting 'atmosphere' about the game, most rooms sort of inspire the player to go on and continue trying, even if he's tired after so many failed attempts.

The animation is pretty excellent - all the movements that weren't even required to be there, look very realistic and add to the immersion, together with the synchronized sound.

I had fun playing this game, and of course the time travel idea is always tingling to the imagination - because with time travel, almost any kind of scenery is possible. This makes the player anticipate the next 'time zone' with great joy and wonder.

As in "I wonder, what the next time zone will be and look like".
2013-06-02 21:55:07 by TeitakuCoubri
Hello, my name is Joel, from the french AGS forum.
I want to translate your game in french.
If you agree, send me an email to this address:

and I contact you. Thank you. :)
2009-02-09 19:27:14 by foxyfox555 (foxyfox666)
A great little game. Most of the puzzles were good and logical and the writing was okay. I really loved the music, and even though some people disliked the ending, I thought that was just perfect :D

The only minor gripes are some spelling errors in the english translation.
2008-01-16 15:22:09 by J
Superb game! Awesome graphics & atmosphere like Pjin's earlier games. Though I wish there were more characters to interact with. There was essentially only 1 NPC. That made the places the doc visited quite static(?)

Its between short to medium length.
2007-08-17 06:56:15 by JJ (zooomer1990)
Very good graphics, special animations for many actions. Puzzles were ok, some were too hard.
2007-06-15 17:03:28 by cat
This game sports amazing art, custom texts for almost any action you can think of, tons of character animations, an interesting story line, a disappointing ending... everything has been said before and I fully agree with the others. A very solid game which I have enjoyed very much and for which I'm very grateful.

However, I've noticed some contradictions between the lines that took some points off the writing. I.e., the main character mentions on several ocasions that the game respects common sense and physics, but then is proven wrong many times during the plot. Sarcasm, I could understand, but complaining many times about the pollution in our era, only to be sorry one line later about the lack of electricity on the country side in the past, seemed not a joke, but empty, careless whining.
2007-05-12 23:50:51 by jkohen
This is a very nice-looking game, with puzzles that are not too taxing.

I have to agree about the ending - I thought it was a let-down after what was promised in the blurb.

I'd say it is a medium-length game too rather than a full-length one.

It still gets a thumbs-up and a recommendation from me.
2007-04-20 15:28:04 by paolo
Fun game. It was very funny, had clever puzzles, and great music and story. I thought the game was short though, right when you think the adventure is just getting started it ends. I would love to see a prequel, sequel, or spin off of this game.
2007-04-17 00:09:13 by
I just completed the game. The music was excellent and I liked the graphics a lot. They were plain, but obvioulsy the author worked a lot on them. The idea and the story were very appealing and the things Dr. Lutz was saying made me giggle all the time! The puzzles were a lot of fun to solve and not at all far-fetched. I only got stuck once.
Unfortunately what disappointed me was the ending: it was abrupt and it made the game look very short. I would prefer a little adventure during the dinosaurs era, since the charachter worked so hard to get there! (i.e. Dr. Lutz gets there only to find out that Dr. Gunnarson is already there, too).
After all that very interesting and fun gameplay I was expecting a wittier and original ending. Apart from that I had a good time playing Dr. Lutz and the TTM!
2007-04-16 12:58:38 by Ariadne
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