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TimeGate's new shooter Minimum looks chaotic


7:30 PM on 04.09.2013



In the wake of Aliens: Colonial Marines, the TimeGate Studios name may not inspire confidence; despite this, the trailer for the company's upcoming free-to-play third-person shooter Minimum has me curious. It'll be arriving on Steam in an alpha capacity on April 16, but for now, we have an FAQ to glean information from. In short, the game sounds risky in a potentially great way.

Ranging from exploding ice snipers to flaming katanas, weapons will make use of an upgrade system not unlike Contra's tried-and-tested mechanic. Energy from slain opponents will feed into five levels of power that are reset upon your own miserable death. Then there are titans, shown throughout the video, that fight one another while being fueled by energy obtained from creatures in the game environment. I also see dinosaurs in all their blocky glory. Huh? Okay, sure.

Some of these ideas almost seem to be in competition with one another, though this is an early version we're seeing and it sounds as if the team will be open to feedback on the direction it ultimately takes for Minimum. Could be cool. Either way, it's more compelling than most everything else in the F2P shooter genre right now.








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12:00 PM on 09.12.2014
Blocktacular shooter Minimum leaves Steam Early Access, gets reduced price for launch

Atari and Human Head's MOBA-like third-person shooter Minimum is now out of Early Access, and to celebrate the event, the game's price has been reduced to $4.99 until September 17. New features available at launch inclu...more



5:00 PM on 04.18.2014
Human Head has taken over development on Minimum for TimeGate

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