HOURGLASS is a two-player time-sensitive abstract strategy game where all the pieces inhabit one of two GENDERS.  Players can flip their own pieces, which are attached to hourglasses that measure their masculinity and femininity, to make them into a different gender.

The game ends when all the piece timers have stopped, or when one side has no starting pieces remaining.  Capture your opponent's starting pieces to win.  Draws are possible.

On your turn, you have as much time as you want to analyze the state of the board, but once you click "EXECUTE", you've got  6 seconds of action time to move, flip, use piece abilities, and capture.  



LEFT CLICK to select a piece.  Click to move to green spaces, capture on red ones.

RIGHT CLICK to flip a piece.  

The Host is the first person to type a room name in.  After the Host types a room name and starts the game, the other player can join from their computer by typing in that same name.  When both players are at the board screen, the Host can press the Start button to begin play.

HOST:  Press ~ (or `) key to restart the game for you and the other player.

SPACE BAR:  Pull up technical info (outgoing/incoming bandwidth).



The game TAMSK by Kris Burm was a major inspiration for HOURGLASS.

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All other artwork and design by @lynchpoet

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