Minit (video game)

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Minit
Minit logo.png
Developer(s)JW, Kitty, Jukio, and Dom
Publisher(s)Devolver Digital
Designer(s)
Artist(s)
  • Dominik Johann
  • Kitty Calis
Composer(s)Jukio Kallio
EngineGameMaker: Studio
Platform(s)
Release
  • Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • April 3, 2018
  • Nintendo Switch
  • August 9, 2018
  • Android, iOS
  • June 27, 2019
Genre(s)Adventure
Mode(s)Single-player

Minit is an adventure video game developed by Jan Willem Nijman, co-founder and one-half of Vlambeer, Kitty Calis, who contributed to Horizon Zero Dawn, Jukio Kallio, a freelance composer, and Dominik Johann, art director of Crows Crows Crows.[1] The game is published by Devolver Digital and was released on April 3, 2018 for Windows, macOS, Linux, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. On May 11, 2018, a Nintendo Switch version was announced on the first episode of Indie World, a web series from Nintendo of Japan that showcases indie games coming to the Japanese Nintendo eShop.[2] The game's premise is that each of the player's lives only lasts for one minute, resulting in "a peculiar little adventure played sixty seconds at a time".[3] With each interval, the player will learn more about the environment.[4] A demo for the game was presented at E3 2017.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

The gameplay of Minit consists of sixty-second lives in which the player attempts to uncover mysteries and lift a curse.[4] Gameplay progresses by the player keeping all items they have collected during each of their sixty-second lives.

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref
2018 Develop Awards Gameplay Innovation Nominated [5]
Golden Joystick Awards Best Indie Game Nominated [6][7]
2019 New York Game Awards Statue of Liberty Award for Best World Nominated [8]
22nd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game Nominated [9]
National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Awards Game, Original Family Nominated [10]
Independent Games Festival Awards Seumas McNally Grand Prize Nominated [11]
2019 G.A.N.G. Awards G.A.N.G. / MAGFEST People's Choice Award Nominated [12]
15th British Academy Games Awards Game Design Nominated [13]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Campbell, Colin (June 13, 2017). "You're going to want to find some time for Minit". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  2. ^ JP, Nintendo (May 10, 2018). "Minit [Indie World 2018.5.11]". YouTube. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Donnelly, Joe (January 25, 2017). "Minit is a new '60-second adventure' from an indie supergroup and Devolver Digital". PC Gamer. Future US. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Warr, Philippa (February 1, 2017). "Use tiny time loops to lift a curse in Minit". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Gamer Network. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  5. ^ MCV staff (May 21, 2018). "Announcing the Develop Awards 2018 nominations shortlist". MCV. Future plc. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  6. ^ Hoggins, Tom (September 24, 2018). "Golden Joysticks 2018 nominees announced, voting open now". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  7. ^ Sheridan, Connor (November 16, 2018). "Golden Joystick Awards 2018 winners: God of War wins big but Fortnite gets Victory Royale". GamesRadar+. Future plc. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  8. ^ Keyes, Rob (January 3, 2019). "2018 New York Game Awards Nominees Revealed". Screen Rant. Valnet, Inc. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  9. ^ Makuch, Eddie (January 10, 2019). "God Of War, Spider-Man Lead DICE Awards; Here's All The Nominees". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  10. ^ "Nominee List for 2018". National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers. February 11, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  11. ^ Fogel, Stephanie (January 3, 2019). "'Return of the Obra Dinn' Leads IGF Awards Nominees". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  12. ^ Fogel, Stefanie (March 21, 2019). "'God of War' Wins Six G.A.N.G. Awards, Including Audio of the Year". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  13. ^ Fogel, Stefanie (March 14, 2019). "'God of War,' 'Red Dead 2' Lead BAFTA Game Awards Nominations". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved March 15, 2019.

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