Factsheet

Developer:
beyondthosehills
Based in Athens, Greece

Release date:
May, 2015 [iOS - A New Beginning ver.]

Platforms:
Apple App Store

Website:
http://www.theminims.com

Regular Price:

USD$3.99

Description

We are happy to present the final [re]reboot of our first game in the vein of point and click adventures, available for download on iTunes for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The Minims - A New Beginning is a 3D story-driven point and click adventure game taking place in the minimalistic universe of the Minims. With its cartoon-like unusual artwork, its eccentric story, and its relaxing tempo, introduces the player to explore the minimalist sceneries, to collect important items, and to solve varied puzzles to unfold the story.

The theme, the story and the Minims Universe A coming-of-age story that describes an inner route of the man about his role regarding companionship and family.

The story is unravel in the quirky and serene universe of the Minims, a world in-between a real world and a world inside their minds. The Minims species are cartoon-like creatures who believe that they are the last of their species. The Minims are well-educated, musicians and inventors. They have created on their own everything from scratch and they have found new ways of living modestly and ecologically.

..and the storyline starts.. On yet another beautiful day, on the top of the rock, Mii is doing some chores, when it dawns on him that Mo appears to be missing. A personal journey is beginning. Tracing her steps he embarks on a journey which becomes a self-seeking exploration regarding life choices and personal values.

History

v1.0 - Alpha version // October 2013

This version was launched as an alpha version and consisted of 5 mini-chapters which correspond to a quarter of the story. We decided to release this version to the public in order to get feedback about the game instantly . We didn't promote this version to the press.

v3.0 - Complete story but... // December 2014

After a year of hard development and difficult choices we finished the game and updated the iTunes app as version 3.0 (we skipped version 2.0). In this version we merged the previous 5 mini chapters into 2, improved the graphics and Maria composed completely new original music. As we got some feedback from beta testers and players it became apparent that there was a type of inconsistency between the very first part of the game and the rest. So after the update we immediately decided not to promote this version and work again for about a month to eliminate this inconsistency.

v3.2 - The Minims - A New Beginning // May 2015

Here we are with the final version of the game! In this version we have changed all the intro, 1st chapter’s puzzles and some puzzles from chapter 2, plus a few storytelling details throughout the game. These changes were necessary for the consistency of the game mechanics and storytelling of the game. In addition we improved the UI and some graphics and introduced the title “A New Beginning” which reflects the storyline of the complete game.

v1.0 - Alpha version // October 2013

This version was launched as an alpha version and consisted of 5 mini-chapters which correspond to a quarter of the story. We decided to release this version to the public in order to get feedback about the game instantly . We didn't promote this version to the press.

v3.0 - Complete story but... // December 2014

After a year of hard development and difficult choices we finished the game and updated the iTunes app as version 3.0 (we skipped version 2.0). In this version we merged the previous 5 mini chapters into 2, improved the graphics and Maria composed completely new original music. As we got some feedback from beta testers and players it became apparent that there was a type of inconsistency between the very first part of the game and the rest. So after the update we immediately decided not to promote this version and work again for about a month to eliminate this inconsistency.

v3.2 - The Minims - A New Beginning // May 2015

Here we are with the final version of the game! In this version we have changed all the intro, 1st chapter’s puzzles and some puzzles from chapter 2, plus a few storytelling details throughout the game. These changes were necessary for the consistency of the game mechanics and storytelling of the game. In addition we improved the UI and some graphics and introduced the title “A New Beginning” which reflects the storyline of the complete game.

Features


Videos

The Minims - A New Beginning Official Teaser Trailer YouTube

The Minims - A New Beginning Official Gameplay Trailer YouTube


Images

01.TheMinims_Desert_Ruins.png
08.TheMinims_Volcano.png
10.TheMinims_TreeOfLife_Inventory.png
04.TheMinims_Dreamland_Village.png
03.TheMinims_Settlement.png
12.TheMinims_COVER.png
09.TheMinims_Temple.png
02.TheMinims_Desert_Relics.png
11.TheMinims_Snow_Mountain.png
06.TheMinims_Forest_Inventory.png
07.TheMinims_Mountain_Valley.png
05.TheMinims_Magic_Room.png

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About beyondthosehills

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beyondthosehills are a games development studio located in Athens, Greece. Co-founded by Andreas Diktyopoulos and Maria Aloupi, the team is the outcome of the collaboration of members having a strong scientific and artistic background that stemmed from the experience gained by an active career as developers, musicians, artists, producers and curators. beyondthosehills are the creators of the quirky adventure The Minims that was released for Steam in 2016 and iOS in 2015 and are currently working on their second title, reky, scheduled to release on 10th October 2019 for iOS.

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The Minims - A New Beginning Credits

Andreas Diktyopoulos
Game Designer, Developer, CG Generalist, Audio

Maria Aloupi
Business, Music, Game Designer

Akis Botsaropoulos
Test Leader, Game Design Consultant

Alexia Albani
English Localisation


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