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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Very Positive (24) - 83% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (108) - 94% of the 108 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 5, 2019
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to know what you think! We 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 the next two years. Of course, this time also depends on the amount and content of the feedback we get!”

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

“Full version will include four remaining routes and all the game endings. We also hope to enable support for game mods and include a set of alternative outfits (one for each character).

Oh, and we'll make sure to prepare a couple of surprises for those who think they've squeezed everything out of Nod's route. (– _ 0)”

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) the 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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About This Game

Minotaur is an adventure game set in a new world called The Universe of Seven. Here’s what we hope you’ll love about it:

Story and characters



Minotaur’s story is mainly focused on nine characters who come to find themselves trapped in their apartment building. Nod’s route, which is fully available in this Early Access release, follows a synthet named Nod Pikes as he attempts to escape and come to terms with his past – with help (kind of) from his lovely sharp-tongued AI assistant Ollie. Just like the game overall, Nod’s route has multiple endings. We call them: wicked, sad, very sad, brutal and shocking. Take your pick!

A couple more notes about the story:

  • All four remaining routes will be added to the game for free.
  • It’s fully voiced over in English by a great cast.

Gameplay



Minotaur has point and click mechanics at its core, so we’re trying to make the process of pointing and clicking as engaging as possible. In Nod’s route alone, you’ll be solving many different puzzles, fighting an ancient robot, and even climbing lots of stairs. Hm… That last one sounded much better in our heads. It’s actually one of our favorite parts!

Graphics



We’re spending a lot of time on making the world of Minotaur feel alive and immersive, and we think that graphics and animations play a huge part in that. Check out our Early Access trailer – everything in it has been captured directly from the game.

Music



It’s good. Really. We’ve listened to thousands of tracks, and picked the best of them for Nod’s route.

World



We often say Minotaur is a cyberpunk game, but that’s just us trying to sell it. In truth, its world is more of a science fantasy setting, and we’re obsessed with having it figured out down to the tiniest detail. Why else would we make a whole website dedicated to its lore?

Are you not convinced yet? Syl, and that was us at our best. How about trying out the demo then? We’re sure that the beginning of the story will pique your interest. And if you get stuck, feel free to use a spoiler-free walkthrough on our website.

Hope to see you soon in Nova DC! ♡🐧

System Requirements

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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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