An adventure game with visual novel-style narrative, Minotaur tells a dark mystery story set in a newly created science fantasy world of synthets, magic-wielding androids and cybernetically enhanced penguins… God, what a (bloody) mess.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to know what you think! We've always paid great attention to feedback, and introduced a lot of improvements over the course of development, which were suggested by our Kickstarter backers and other great people who played the demo. And of course, by participating in Early Access you're also supporting Minotaur and the whole Universe of Seven : )”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to complete Minotaur development within several months. Of course, this time also depends on the amount and content of feedback we get!”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Full version will include remaining four routes and all game endings, as well as support for game mods and the rest of collectibles and a set of alternative outfits for every character.

We've also got a couple of surprises prepared for those who think they squeezed everything out of Nod's route. (– _ –)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Current version includes fully completed route of one of main characters — a synthet guy whose name is Nod. We really mean it when we say "fully": all endings, movies and in-game collectibles are there, and there's a complete English voice over done by a great cast. Depending on how fast you read and solve puzzles, that's approximately 3-4 hours of gameplay. Nod's route is the longest one, and he unlocks (or fails to unlock... that poor girl) other routes during his wild Royce apartments run.

Of course, Ollie would object and say that it's her story, not Nod's. She might be right.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Price after Early Access will probably be higher. But not by much. But higher.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We're happy to hear your thoughts and opinions on any channel at our disposal. However, we also have a Trello board set up just for that purpose. It's a great way to provide and collect feedback, and to lure you in, we've added cards with a lot of additional lore, Easter eggs and full HD art. So do check it out! https://trello.com/b/1xhAYNCG/minotaur-feedback-board
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Available: Q1 2018

 
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About This Game

An adventure game with visual novel-style narrative, Minotaur tells a dark mystery story set in a newly created science fantasy world. It is a game inspired by Zero Escape and Danganronpa series, various visual novels and old-school point-and-click quests by LucasArts, Sierra and others.

GAMEPLAY



A picture is worth a thousand words! And demo is just... priceless. Download our 0.2 demo for PC/Mac to try Minotaur out.

A short summary of gameplay features (0.2):

• point-and-click exploration and puzzle solving,
• visual novel-style narrative in complete voice over by a great cast,
• rich and detailed sci-fi setting,
• character skills,
• hint system.

Coming in Early Access:

• timed sequences and boss fights,
• multiple choices which affect progression and endings,
• enhanced UI and controls (lots and lots of hot keys and sound control options),
• Ollie in a swimsuit.

If you're stuck at Nod's or Maya's, check out our spoiler-free walkthrough (use the link to the manual).

GRAPHICS



Minotaur is a 2,5D game with 150+ animated backgrounds. At the risk of sounding cocky, we think it looks really cool. And its native resolution is full HD.

STORY AND CHARACTERS



Minotaur tells a story about a group of nine characters (five of which are playable) who find themselves unable to leave their own home. Tensions rise as things start to take turn for the worse and it becomes clear that their unfortunate situation is not an accident, but a trap of elaborate design. Revealing the identity of its creator and understanding their motives is now the matter of life and death.

The story unfolds from perspective of five different characters, and although you can only unlock routes in succession, your actions and choices in each of them have universal effect and lead to one of four different endings.

SETTING



We created our own universe with blackjack and hook... sorry, demons and penguins. We called it The Universe of Seven. It's a very detailed science fantasy world with its own history, geography, rulebook and characters. We hope that Minotaur will be the first in a series of games set in U7. Other U7 projects we're currently working on are Red Crown, a novel scheduled for 2018 and a prequel to Minotaur, and a board game.

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We hope you like Minotaur (remember that you can check out our 0.2 demo to get a better feel for the game). Let us know what you think, feedback is important. We listen and try to make Minotaur better. And don’t forget to add us to your Steam wishlist : )

See you soon in Nova!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10, 32/64-bit
    • Processor: 2.8 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6670, GeForce GTX 200 series with at least 1GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c sound device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10, 32/64-bit
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD R7 200 series, GeForce GTX 500 series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c sound device
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.7
    • Processor: 2,6 Ghz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris 550
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.7
    • Processor: 2,9 Ghz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with at least 1GB
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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