Just a thread to talk about time loop stories. Really what I’m hoping to get out of this is more time loop story recommendations, because I really like them.
First a definition: a time loop story features a character or characters repeating the same segment of time over and over again while retaining their memories. The starting conditions are the same in every loop and only one “copy” of the looper occurs in each loop. Tenet and Primer are time travel films, not time loop films.
Time loop films:
Groundhog Day - Bill Murray’s best film?
Live, Die, Repeat aka Edge of Tomorrow aka All You Need is Kill - a dude repeats the same day over and over so he can keep ogling Emily Blunt’s biceps
Palm Springs - Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti do experiments on goats
Time loop TV shows:
Russian Doll - aka how to smoke a whole bunch without consequences
Time loop novels:
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August - A time loop the length of a lifetime starting in the early 20th century.
Life After Life - A time loop the length of a lifetime starting in the early 20th century.
Recursion - Variable time loops and weird memory stuff. Plot twists abound.
Mother of Learning - a (really good) web novel about a magical time loop that definitely isn’t Harry Potter fan fiction
Time loop video games:
The Sexy Brutale - Solve a murder mystery at a casino mansion
The Outer Wilds - Solve a supernova mystery in a pocket solar system
Varicella - an excellent text adventure by Adam Cadre wherein you play an odious man trying to off his even more odious rivals for the regency of a semi-fictional country using an elaborate plan that the player has to “discover” by repeating the game over and over.
Endless, Nameless - another text adventure, also by Adam Cadre
I really like all of the above titles. Which ones did I miss or am not even aware of?