Set in a minimalistic stylized universe, Minimum features fast-paced combat with an elaborate blueprint crafting system that pits two teams against each other with their own gigantic robotic Titan. Collect materials from fallen foes and build damaging weapons to become deadlier as matches progress.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (47 reviews) - 48% of the 47 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (4,024 reviews) - 68% of the 4,024 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 10, 2014

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April 21

New Server Tools are Live!

Greetings Minimum Players!

We are excited to announce that after some great feedback during beta, a new build is up on the main branch, and Minimum is back up in the store (with a "welcome back" sale price!). If you didn't get a chance to check out the beta, here are some highlights:

  1. Player Hosted Servers: All servers are now hosted by other Minimum
    players. This should add some flexibility, and give players more options on how to play.

  2. All New Server Browser: A new visual interface allows players to see what servers are available, who’s on them, and what rules are in play.

  3. Updated Server Launcher: Quickly access key server options from a visually intuitive launcher. The Launcher.exe gives you the tools to host a server, along with options like max players, target score, time limit, and more, and should make it easier for server hosts to create more customized game types.

  4. New Admin Interface: Server have access to a new visual interface that allows them to access key admin options, participate in chat, manage the map cycle and more. (By pressing the left ALT button or typing in "ToggleAdmin " in the console.
We're continuing to work on the game, and we expect regular updates in the coming weeks and months. Please keep the great feedback coming, we couldn't do it without the amazing Minimum community!

The Minimum Team

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April 18

New Build, New Browsers!

Greetings Minimum Users!

After a few weeks of beta, we’ve taken some great feedback from the community and made some significant updates to the game. Our big focus has been on visualization and transparency for the new server system (Please note, this is still on the BETA BRANCH). Among other fixes:

  1. All New Server Browser! A new visual interface allows players to see what servers are available, who’s on them, and what rules are in play (standard “automatch” is still available).

  2. Updated Server Launcher interface Quickly access key server parameters from a visually intuitive launcher. The Launcher.exe will include options like max players, target score, time limit, and more, and should make it easier for server hosts to create more customized game types.

  3. New Server Admin Interface Server have access to a new visual interface that allows them to access key admin options, participate in chat, manage the map cycle and more. (By pressing the left ALT button or typing in ToggleAdmin in the console.
We are aware of the concerns some players have expressed regarding the inventory reset. Unfortunately, the majority of this data was tied in with the server system that was shut down by the third party partner, and is no longer available. We are able to view some of this via Steam, and are investigating, but we don't have a fix for this at present. It is a top priority and we will keep players posted.

Again, we want to thank all of our core players for supporting the ongoing growth of Minimum. Let us know what you think of the new build, and thanks again!

The Minimum Team

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Reviews

“I didn't expect giant robots or MOBA elements to play a front-and-center role. But Minimum incorporates them in a way that feels new and authentic”
IGN

“From the first moment I got to sit down with Minimum...I knew I was going to be in for a treat”
Gamezebo

“Minimum's solid mechanics make it a fun shooter”
Polygon

About This Game

Are you a fan of old-school twitch shooters like Unreal Tournament and Tribes? What about team focused MOBAs like DotA and League of Legends? Would you like to play a game that combines elements of both genres while adding crafting, customization, giant robots and a bold new art style to the mix?

Of course you would, and Minimum is just the game you've been searching for!

Minimum focuses on fast-paced shooting fun and a robust system of in-match crafting, team objectives and customizable roles to create a rich and rewarding PvP experience. You'll find a bunch of interesting weapons to collect and customize, armor sets to mix and match, a solid core game mode known at TITAN MODE and more all wrapped up in a unique, minimalist artistic style that's more than the sum of its parts. Some of our coolest features include:

Customizable Weapons


Craft dozens of lethal weapons with unique abilities and roles to best fit your personal playstyles. Each weapon has 5 power levels that are activate during kill streaks, increasing your power making you a force to be feared. Be careful though: weapon power levels are lost upon death, so with great power comes great risk!

Blueprint Crafting System


Gather materials from fallen foes and defeated objectives to craft and upgrade armor sets over the course of a match. Each set of armor has different benefits and weaknesses that can emphasize your favorite playstyle or counter what your enemies are trying to do.

Titan Mode


Battle in epic matches centered on the your team's Titan, a giant, destructive robot that confronts the enemy's Titan. Players can power up their Titan by performing tasks in-game, can defend their mammoth ally by killing enemy players, and can attack enemy Titans directly. The teams compete until one side's Titan reaches the enemy base and destroys it!

5v5 Competitive Gameplay


Create cunning strategies with your teammates and define your unique role on the team by combining different weapons, armor and devices. Support your teammates weapons that increase drop rates for materials and powerups, defend your Titan with armor that grants additional health and survivability, scout enemy positions with weapon and armor that increase speed and allow for double or triple jumps, or simply go glass cannon and dish out as much damage as you can!

A Player-Focused Development Team


We want Minimum to be the most player-focused game on Steam! Join us on our Steam community discussion forums to talk shop, weigh in on new features, report bugs and balance problems or just chat. Minimum is a game that will evolve with its community, both while in Early Access and beyond.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 32-bit SP1
    • Processor: 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX10 compatible or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows-based sound card
    • Additional Notes: Service pack one is REQUIRED for Minimum.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit SP1
    • Processor: 2.0GHz multi-core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM DX10 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows-based sound card
    • Additional Notes: Service pack one is REQUIRED for Minimum.
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (47 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (4,024 reviews)
Recently Posted
Visu
( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I want refund, I can't get it because I played game for over 19 hours(when it was playable).
Now I can't find any servers, I have framerate issues and i have to exit the "game" via task manager...
I also lost money which I used for items before the problems (It was about 1€ so nothing extra, but I still feel robbed).
Overall I wouldn't recommend because:
-I'm above the recommended system requirements and still experiencing framerate issues
-I can't connect to a multiplayer game
-Singleplayer(tutorial) is buggy
-The main menu is crap
-Quit button isn't working

EDIT:
Also it seems that devs forsake the game too.
When im writing this(end of July), last update was on 21. of April...
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RippingForeskin
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
the servers were dead for a million blue corn moons and now no one even plays and the new server system is ♥♥♥♥
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Chroamex
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
i like this game
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Cacaca
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
In my opinion i do reccomend this game the game modes are a lot of fun, interesting play in it, graphics are pretty good so that people can play even tho with low specs so i think overall its good but the downdside is probably the servers for now so please dev bring back this game.
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Classy Gentleman
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
I only plaed the game for a while now nad i have to say that first impressions are a little low. I open the esc menu and i cant close it causing me to be kicked for idle or restart the game or even leave the game that i was in, also, crashes alot. idk maybe it is a driver problem or soething on my computer but every other game i play it works 100% fine.
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PowerfulBacon
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
The game was good, but now its just dead. Nobody plays it anymore...
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firewands
( 101.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
even though the server was off for half a year its a good game and think about it, if you hate it and havent played for a long time just play it again,you never know it might be good for you
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RainBowDash :*
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
The servers are down for so long, Jesus wasn't even born.
Before that, the game was fun and great.
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Gamerfire
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Its back and its great :)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
66.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Overall...Minimum has to one of the games I've played that shows so much potential. Although, ever since it was released, the developers, in my perspective, struggle strongly on performance for others who do not meet all the requirements than is what originally stated on Minimum's Steam page. I strongly recommend the developers to focus on overall framerate, and performance to allow as many users as humanly possible. So, I can finally see the overall reviews go from Mixed, to Mostly Positive.

I see Minimum still as an Early Access game that needs tons of work and developers that can read the disliked reviews and create a solution. I hate to see the users pay for a game that can't run properly and stays offline for who ever knows how long. I don't recommend this game to anyone that has a home desktop or any PC unless that PC or desktop is made specially for gaming. I'm curious to see how many users find this review helpful or not.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Let me tell you a story about Minimum. It was a new game to pop up on Steam. I bought it with a friend and we played it for a few hours. It was a really fun game. Then when I went back to it after some time, I saw that the servers were all shut down "temporarily" They were actually shut down for so long that the entire player base for this game was all but wiped out. It's a shame because it was a fun game. Don't touch this game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Servers was offline for half year. Now devs wiped whole steam inventory, associated with this game (while some weps had price of skins for valve competetive games). Avoid this ♥♥♥♥ - ever if game WAS great, devs turned into robbing ♥♥♥♥tards
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Back before the 6-month server outage, I'd readily reccomend this game. It was pretty cheap, servers were inhabited, and the game was generally fun. Now, however, I'm really sad to say that this game has been let go. Not by the devs, but by the community.

PROS:
-Fun gameplay
-Nice graphics

CONS:
-Hardly any servers. Seriously, there's only 3, only one of which has the Titan mode maps (the main gamemode) enabled.
-Hardly any players. The servers are often filled with bots.
-Bad autobalance coding. Placing 1 player with 5 bots vs 3 players with 2 bots is not balanced.

There aren't that many good points to make about the game anymore. Sure, it's fun and all, but only if you can find the time of day when people are online. Meaning that, basically all day, you're just playing with and against AI that has a 50/50 chance to pathfind into a wall. If the community ever bounces back from this, I'd love to change my review to a positive one. But I can't do that right now. If you've got the time and $10 USD to spare, go ahead and try if you'd like. However, you're likely to get more entertainment value by shredding the currency than by playing this game in the current state it's in.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
This game was pretty fun, and action-packed for a while, but I quickly moved on, because it was boring (Maybe just me, obviously this isn't my type of game.) I enjoy the art style, though, it's interesting and fresh. I'll even say that yes, I was pretty terrible at the game, but I enjoyed myself. Countless server issues now, and not the best community.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
This game is terrible do not buy.
Gameplay is ok, but has so many technical/server issues and you got like a handfull of people who still play.
I was really hoping this game would be fun but nothing works right.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
please this game is great just too many crashes. Every. ♥♥♥♥ing. Time. You could be at 18/2, leading your team, then your game decides to crash. You lose your score, your weapon stacks, your armor. Granted you don't lose all your material, but its still very frustrating, as your score and KDA is not saved when you crash. Please please please fix this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
the servers were dead for a million blue corn moons and now no one even plays and the new server system is ♥♥♥♥
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
538 of 672 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
120.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 9, 2014
Not much has changed about the core game since May 2014, a whole bunch of bugs have been fixed, new maps and weapons have been added, and the netcode was slightly improved :P

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Minimum is a twitch shooter with titans and creep farming.
So there's Quake III in here, there's UT3 in here, feels a lot like Warframe too, and the concept of momentum from MOBAs is in here too.
Run around, kill enemies and go on killstreaks to upgrade your weapons, watch two titans march down the middle (by themselves) and meet to engage in hand to hand combat in the middle, shoot titans in the legs, cry when both titans die, go farm slaughter creeps to make your titan even more powerful next time, and kill more enemies because you just got killed that god damn sniper is back again and you need to power your weapons up again.

Rinse and repeat, until your titan breaks smashes through the enemy walls like an angry baby and heroically punches (where applicable, existence of arm-like limbs not guaranteed) the enemy power core (or whatever the hell that thing is) and cause MASSIVE EXPLOSIONS, indicating your sweet sweet victory against the enemy team.

A total of over 20 weapons and over 15 craftable armour pieces makes your fighting style as confused as your grandmother with a Shake Weight TM customisable as can be.
Oh, didn't I mention it before?
When you kill enemies and creeps, you get crafting materials to craft armour to enhance your combat capabilities by boosting things like damage resistance, movement speed, and jumps, while at the same time (sometimes) lowering other stats like total health and movement speed.
So uh, we can throw Minecraft in there, right?
...Kinda. The crafting is more like how Terraria does it, you collect materials and choose something to craft, you won't be forced to lay out your resources on a 3x3 crafting grid during combat :P

The graphics are awesome too, what is lost in texture quality is more than made up for in particle effects with explosive plasma grenades, explosive sniper rounds, explosive explosives, and glowing swords.
You read this right, swords.
Glowing, particle trail active, slashy swords.
Which give you superpowers.
Then again, so do most of the weapons.
Jumping, dashing, vision enhancement, telekinesis, (you can redirect projectiles) the list goes on!

Words cannot do this game justice, and just by signing up you can get cool exclusive armour, too :P
Shameless referral link, please click me
Aaaand if you purcahse and play while the game is in Early Access, you get an exclusive reskin of the Inferno Katanas to play with :D

TL;DR
Quake + Unreal Tournament + Warframe + Dota + Terraria + Michael Bay
ANGRY TITANS
Killstreaks
Lots of weapons, lots of armour
Superpowers
Buy now get extra swords
Go play it now.
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442 of 572 people (77%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2014
There are a lot of poor, bad reviews out there from people who didn't put very much time into the game to actually try it out, so i wanted to make this review for those who don't want to miss out on a great game for it's price now and a potentially even better game down the road.

I played this game for 7 hours yesterday 9/12/2014 after purchasing it for 5 dollars.
I have 20 years of gaming experience, playing from the OG Hexxen and Doom up to the new Unreals and Far crys and everything in between. So take some of my comments on tactics or ways to play, coming from bringing old game knowledge into a new game with old gameplay style.

TL:DR If you don't like fast paced, twitch based combat, with no bullet drop, no lead time, and point and click weapons ALA unreal, or OG CS. you'll hate this game, because it will punish you for being a bad player. if you like those things and have always been good at them, enjoy your 23/0 score (hint: BH+SSG+Grenade = gg). The game is not completely finished! but has really tight controls and movement, feels like a solid game, and has lots of potential! Support these guys, they have created a really great hybrid. Thanks alot devs :)


First off this game is SOOOO much fun! IF! you like twitch based shooters and MOBA esque gameplay smooshed together with a fun simplistic blocky style to it that keeps your attention focused on the action. <---- If that turns you off, DON'T BUY IT!

You don't need to aim ahead, there is no bullet drop, quick scoping is a thing, and if your a high speed mofo, who used to love playing insta gib on unreal, playing snipers in this game will be cake, and will net you ALOT of profit.

MAJOR DISCLAIMER: This game is JUST barely out of early access, it's basically a beta right now. Meaning, there are alot of coming soon, and not implemented yet, for different upgrades and such on weapons and armors and what not. It literally says the build is like 0.5#### right now.

that being said IMHO it is totally worth 5 dollars, hell i would pay ten (provided i have the information i have now after playing it).

Gameplay and Asethetics: The graphics are simple, yet convey quite well what's going on, with the glow of weapons giving off an idea of your opponents weapon levels, and armor being able to usually distinguish what someone is wearing, if your willing to get that close. The ability to mix and match armor sets, as well as choose your own loadouts is very satisfying, as you get to compliment your weapon build with your armor build, getting things like +20% or +15% damage. You get to earn resources and craft your gear from blue prints. The progression is very satisfying.

Titan Mode: It starts, you have enough resource to craft one piece of armor, of three that you can wear. Helmet, Chestpiece, Leggings. You have your two weapons, and a extra item, grenade or mini gun turret.
So you immiedieatly go out to find your opponents and shoot/stab them to death. Did i mention their is melee!? So much fun.
Your titans have also spawned and are marching to meet in the middle of the map, you want to go put as much damage on your opponents titan as possible as an early pressure can really hurt them if they are not paying attention. Usually though, if both teams are somewhat competent or decent, or just paying attention. Both titans die quite quickly, then it goes into creep farming phase. In this phase, you want to kill the wee little creeps for crystals (which add +1 to your titans strength) and give you resources to upgrade your armors! (+20% health? yes pelase! 15% MOAR damage?! yes please!). Keep an eye out for the GOLDEN CREEP! when it dies and drops it's ONE golden resource the team to secure this immiedieatly gets +10 strength to their titan. When the timer ends for this phase, then it's back to tians smashing eachother and your (or hopefully the enemy teams) walls and eventually base. That is the game currently.

Current Game Balance IMHO: The overall balance is solid, with only a few weapons seeming kind of meh, and everything else feeling strong to use. The two main starter weapons are easily the strongest in the game sans snipers. but that depends on your skill level. Melee is strong, but low skill entry low ceiling, easy to kite.
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