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.

KICKSTARTER

On of the first things we'd like you to know about Minotaur... is that it's on Kickstarter right now! If you like the game, please consider supporting it:

Kickstarter.com

We have just recently started our campaign, and your help means a lot. You can also support Minotaur by spreading the word!

GAMEPLAY

A picture is worth a thousand words! And demo is just... priceless. Download our 0.2.0 demo for PC/Mac to try Minotaur out.

A short summary of gameplay features (0.2.0):

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

Coming in next version:

  • timed sequences and boss fight,
  • multiple choices which affect progression and endings.

If you're stuck at Nod's or Maya's, check out our spoiler-free walkthrough.

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 hookers 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 2017 and a prequel to Minotaur, and a board game.

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We hope you like Minotaur demo. Let us know what you think, feedback is important. We listen and try to make the game better.

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And don't forget about Kickstarter campaign!

See you soon in Nova...

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It's been a while since we posted any updates, but it was NOT for lack of activity. We were working on the game and preparing v. 0.2 demo, which is much longer and feature-rich then previous version, and launched our Kickstarter (and Greenlight) in the meantime. Not to mention first route is nearing completion!

A couple of links... Here's the demo:

And here's our Kickstarter page. If you haven't played the game yet, watch the trailer. We think it explains things nicely:

If you don't want to watch it for some reason (you don't like murder ballads, for example ), here's a short summary for you:

It's been 6 days since the beginning of our campaign, and at the moment of writing this article we've hit 30% of our €30K goal!

It was 29,83%, really, but we rounded up


We still have ways to go... But hopefully we'll get there with your help!

Let's talk about that v. 0.2 demo now. It features:

  • New content (second chapter of Nod's route, cutsenes, extras and new characters)

This is not your hovercar, but you'll need it


  • Character skills (Nod can now use "Little Helper" and "Axis vision" skills)

Using Axis vision is kind of like being able to "see" electricity


  • Integrated hint system (that's what "Little Helper" is for). No more problems with codes, hopefully.
  • Complete voice over from amazing actors — Brittany Lauda (Yandere Simulator), Chris Niosi (Reigen Arataka from Mob Psycho 100), Jill Harris (Naho from Orange), Lucas Schuneman (Tropico 4).
  • A lot of smaller improvements here and there

We hope you'll give it a go... And tell us what you think! Many things we did in V 0.2 were the result of your feedback here on Indie DB. It's certainly much more fun than playtesting on our own!


And don't forget... Minotaur needs your love to become a reality! Support us on Kickstarter, and help us spread the word.

Crowdfundingly yours,

Minotaur dev team

Minotaur 0.1.0 Windows demo

Minotaur 0.1.0 Windows demo

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The world of Minotaur, part 3: enemy races

The world of Minotaur, part 3: enemy races

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Minotaur gameplay mechanics: collectibles

Minotaur gameplay mechanics: collectibles

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Let's just call it for what it is: digital hoarding.

The world of Minotaur, part 2: playable races

The world of Minotaur, part 2: playable races

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Let us tell you who you can be in Minotaur (spoiler alert: cyborg, android and a grumpy penguin).

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Minotaur 0.2.1 demo (MAC)

Minotaur 0.2.1 demo (MAC)

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One hour long playable Minotaur demo with full voice over.

Minotaur 0.2.1 demo (WIN)

Minotaur 0.2.1 demo (WIN)

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One hour long playable Minotaur demo with full voice over.

Minotaur 0.1.0 Windows demo

Minotaur 0.1.0 Windows demo

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This is the first playable Minotaur demo, which includes first chapter of Nod's route, and introduces Nod and Ollie characters. Please read description...

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_RedStar_
_RedStar_

nice work, the trailer is good but i think (it is only my opinion) the trailer need more action-thriller music, crime music.

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TheUniverseOfSeven Creator
TheUniverseOfSeven

Hi, _RedStar_! It's great to see you again! Next time we'll go with something more suspenseful, ha-ha:) Did you try new demo yet?

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Hey-Pi-Ron
Hey-Pi-Ron

New demo JUST AWESOME! Will be full game placed on steam in future?

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TheUniverseOfSeven Creator
TheUniverseOfSeven

Hey... Hey-Pi-Ron:) Thank you for playing new demo! We're happy that you liked it:)) A Greenlight campaign is actually underway: Steamcommunity.com So you can vote for Minotaur if you like it!

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Hey-Pi-Ron
Hey-Pi-Ron

Yay! I will. And I try bring some friends! I support your kikstarter campaign and hope this game make it nice and smooth. )

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TheUniverseOfSeven Creator
TheUniverseOfSeven

Thank you, Hey-Pi-Ron!! We really appreciate your support... And you spreading the word:))

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Hey-Pi-Ron
Hey-Pi-Ron

Pleasure for me. I really like this concept, and I think you can create a great game.

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_RedStar_
_RedStar_

I liked the interior of the rooms and the design, the viewpoint from the balcony where you see the poor quarter, I think there could be purely bring even more details. The tasks were really easy, until I have to unlock the door,) because I had to fiddle around and superior, but after a while it worked. I find it good if you have to think to get to the solution, the dialogues of artificial intelligence and heroes Nod were not boring and had humor which is also pretty good), although there was as little error in the graphic at the calendar but otherwise not bad start! I've had played such a game on cellphone and I liked it well, therefore has this interest me! I have one question, it is a part of 7 stories that will exist?

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TheUniverseOfSeven Creator
TheUniverseOfSeven

Hello again, _RedStar_! We're very happy that you played the demo, and even more so that you liked it:-) We're sorry about the graphical error; several people have already pointed it out, and we're working on fixing it. We will also think on adding some detail for balcony scene. It's really cool that you figured out the puzzle and liked that it's tough! To answer you question about number 7: we didn't actually plan to release seven stories; rather, the world game takes place in is called Universe of Seven since there are seven dome cities on the continent of Kyos. You can read more about it on our website: Uof7.com We do hope that Minotaur will be successful, though, and we'll be able to make more games set in U7. We also hope that you'll check out next demo once we roll it out:-)

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_RedStar_
_RedStar_

nice will test it)

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TheUniverseOfSeven Creator
TheUniverseOfSeven

Hi, _RedStar_! We hope that you did, and that you liked it:-)

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