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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 0.2.0 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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Hi everyone,

I hope you're all enjoying your holidays (or that you did enjoy them if they're over already)!

Happy holidaysHappy holidays!


It's been a while since we posted here on IndieDB... And this is actually where we first started talking about U7, which now seems ages ago (wait... it actually was). Well, we've come a long way since then, and I'm very happy to tell you that we set the date for Minotaur's Early Access release to 28 March 2019. Finally! (Hopefully for you, just like for us, it's more like "Yes, finally!" than "Ugh, finally".)

Over the course of past half-year, we've been working hard on final parts of Nod's route, and created what I think are the most beautiful and emotional scenes of the game so far. We can't wait to share them with you... And I've prepared some screenshots in the meantime.

Nod's memoryOne of Nod's many memories


Mentor playing her partMentor playing her part


A voodoo doll of Nod

A voodoo doll of Nod


It's ok, she's just sleeping... Probably.It's ok, she's just sleeping... Probably.


Hades, we even got a walking Armadillo mech in one of the scenes.

Armadillo transparent

You have 20 seconds to comply


Nod's story also got all five endings that we originally intended for it to have. One of those is so secret I'm not sure how to get it myself.

Stop

I bet you won't


Some recent concept art for those final parts... (I really hope we'll be able to finish a companion art book to OST - a short but very pretty thing - in time for release.)

Ollies alternative outfits

Ollie had to dress up for the occasion


Slam itSLAM IT - Unter finally gets to be in the spotlight


Well, time to get back to work. As usual, we're very thankful for your patience and support. I'm sorry that preparing Early Access release took us longer than expected, but we poured our heart and soul into Minotaur (and time... but you knew that one already), and hopefully it will be worth the wait. Which shouldn't be long now, so we're looking forward to discussing fates of Nod, Ollie and other residents of Royce with you really soon!

Yours,

Nick & u7committee

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Minotaur on Kickstarter and v. 0.2 demo release

Minotaur on Kickstarter and v. 0.2 demo release

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We've been gone... but busy! Play new extended demo with full voice over and support Minotaur on Kickstarter.

Minotaur 0.1.0 Windows demo

Minotaur 0.1.0 Windows demo

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Get a feel of how Minotaur plays like... and start participating in its development!

The world of Minotaur, part 3: enemy races

The world of Minotaur, part 3: enemy races

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These things simply want you dead, no questions asked.

Minotaur gameplay mechanics: collectibles

Minotaur gameplay mechanics: collectibles

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

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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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Ashalel
Ashalel

It's been a while, but I definitely haven't forgotten about Minotaur! (or how much I love Ollie). The game has been delayed, but I'm sure every bit of extra time is being used to make the game even better :) On that note I see that on this page is says that the game was released on the 31st of January, which isn't quite right anymore. I've been spreading the word of the game a little bit and I had an artist I love make a small sketch of Ollie. She'll also be streaming the demo of the game!
Twitter.com
Ollie on the bottom right :)

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TheUniverseOfSeven Creator
TheUniverseOfSeven

Hi @Ahsalel! It's great to hear from you :D And we're very happy you didn't forget about Ollie. She'd be sad, you know. We promise to bring her to you soon! Thank you for pointing out release date error... aaand... fixed :) You're right, of course, we want Minotaur to be the best game it can be (provided we're the ones making it, ha-ha), so we'll continue to work on it until we're happy with the result, or until we die of starvation. Also thanks for spreading the word about Minotaur, it helps a lot! And the sketch is just great, we loved it, and it was a wonderful surprise... We're looking forward to Tsu streaming Minotaur demo (unless she hasn't already)!

I hope you'll continue supporting Minotaur... And that you'll like how it will have turned out :)

Cheers!

Nick

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Ashalel
Ashalel

I'm loving the game so far! (I may or may not have fallen in love with Ollie)
I was a little late for the kickstarter, but if any opportunity arises I'll do whatever I can! Can't wait for the full release

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TheUniverseOfSeven Creator
TheUniverseOfSeven

Hi @Ashalel! Thank you! We hope you did (fall in love, that is). We're sorry that you missed Kickstarter, but yes, there'll be other opportunities ahead, so stay with us : )

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Ashalel
Ashalel

I'll be sure to keep an eye out for those opportunities. If any Ollie merch comes out I'll be one of the first to get some :) (yes I am absolutely in love with her)

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TheUniverseOfSeven Creator
TheUniverseOfSeven

Damn it, we've just noticed your reply, Ashalel... Sorry about that! Anyway, it was really great to hear : ) Both about merch and your passion for Ollie : ) Hope to see you there during Early Access!

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Ashalel
Ashalel

You can count on me being there! I can't wait!
(I forgot to log in, that was that guest account)

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Guest

Nice game and i wait the full game is released soon !! Good job

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TheUniverseOfSeven Creator
TheUniverseOfSeven

Thank you : )) Hope to see you there!

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corgisaan
corgisaan

Just finished the early released!! Can't wait til full version is out!! Youtube playthrough: Youtu.be

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