During XBox‘s E3 2019 presentation, Annapurna Interactive revealed the first tense trailer for their next interactive fiction thriller 12 Minutes. In the game, from indie developer Luis Antonio, players must help a husband break free from a twelve minute time loop that he is stuck in in order to save his family from a violent intruder.
It’s an intriguing premise that we’ve seen before in films like Source Code and Groundhog Day and the trailer is played for ultimate tension.
As you play the game, you try to get information from your partner about the death of her father in time, and the various outcomes and experiences in the time loop are teased to thrilling effect.
About 12 Minutes:
You take the role of the husband, on what should be a romantic evening with your wife. The night turns into a nightmare when a police detective breaks into your home, accuses your wife of murder and beats you to death.
Only for you to find yourself immediately returned to the exact moment you opened the front door, stuck in a TWELVE-MINUTE time loop, doomed to relive the same terror again and again…
Unless you can find a way to use the knowledge of what’s coming to change the outcome and break the loop.
An interactive narrative that blends the dream-like tension of THE SHINING with the claustrophobia of REAR WINDOW and the fragmented structure of MEMENTO.
There is no release date yet, but 12 Minutes will release soon to Xbox One and PC.
Relevant: Read our Interview with Sam Barlow who’s Telling Lies is also coming from Annapurna Interactive
THE PULSE is out now: