Heads up, free game lovers. The genius, adorable puzzle RPG Minit is now available on the Epic Games Store for free.
But what is Minit? Aside from a lot of fun, it's got a very cool concept. The monochromatic journey plays out in 60-second intervals, hence the game's title. Along the way, you'll take on a variety of different enemies, explore to find your way around, solve puzzles, and find items you need to succeed. When a minute passes, however, the "day" ends and you have to do it all again. It's all about figuring out shortcuts, the fastest ways to do things, what to bypass and what to do, and all of those other important details as time passes. Think of it as something similar to Half-Minute Hero, only with much less color. Okay, no color.
It's a great game to play on the go, but it's also good to open up and enjoy for a short burst of time any time you want to feel insanely creative and intelligent, because that's how it makes you feel.
Shacknews named Minit one of the team's favorite indie games of E3 2018, and it absolutely deserved the honor. Here's what we had to say about it:
"Minit may look like a Game Boy game, and in some ways it feels like one. Most Game Boy titles were best enjoyed in fits and spurts. Minit plays the same way, because that's the only way you can play it: every session last 60 seconds, but your progression carries over from session to session. It's a clever mechanic that tickled my tendency to write a mental errands list--kill the crabs, visit the shopkeeper, get the coffee, okay, got it, now to move the box in the second screen to the north--while I played. It also induces urgency to actions as banal as moving from screen to screen, and the rapidity of its sessions will keep you playing (and playing, and playing) in an effort to solve just one more puzzle and advance just one more screen."
Be sure you don't miss out on Minit, as you'll have quite a bit of fun with it, especially for free. Then stay tuned to Shacknews as we bring you info on whatever the next batch of free Epic Games Store titles happen to be as they roll out.