12 Minutes: launching the most talked about time loop interactive game thriller
Is it really like playing a video game directed by Stanley Kubric?
Bored on a hot summer day?
Do try to help this man stuck in a time loop with a mystery that you slowly need to unravel by making different choices in each loop.
“Twelve Minutes” is set to be released on August 19th, available for PC via Steam and the Windows Store, and on Microsoft Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One.
It seems to be an incredible achievement in puzzle design, more than just an intoxicating story.
Besides a star-studded cast including James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley, and Willem Dafoe, it gets curious reviews:
it might just be the closest we'll ever get to playing a video game directed by Stanley Kubrick.
being stuck in a time loop where you do the same thing over and over is as frustrating as it sounds.
a diabolical dive into the human psyche.
And we're drawn to time loop stories in any medium
As far as 1892 with "Christmas Every Day" by William Dean Howells, adapted for film in 1996
Groundhog Day itself
and Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch: a choose-your-own-adventure edition, with many decisions to make and many possible paths for the story to take.The time device of Twelve Minutes evokes uncanny states of mind—a panicked fever dream, a memory that just won’t let go, a premonition you repeat ad infinitum—conditions in which we stretch the boundaries of our own behavior.wired.trib.al‘Twelve Minutes’ Is a Diabolical Dive Into the Human PsycheThe game—starring Daisy Ridley, James McAvoy, and Willem Dafoe—uses its time-loop mechanic to explore extreme behavior.