For a minimal payment of $19.99 you can now play the recently revived Third-Person shooter Minimum through Steam’s Early Access program. Originally developed by Timegate before the studio filed for bankrupcy, Minimum has been on the fast tract towards release ever since it fell into the hands of Human Head Studios in conjunction with Atari.

The shooter/melee fighter is filled with elements of crafting, upgradable weapons and armor, gigantic robotic Titans, and a few PvE MOBA-like elements. The main touted “Titan Mode” has two teams of five competing over resources which empower each side’s respective Titan before their unleashed to brawl one another in something reminiscent of a winner takes all cage match. Killstreaks earned during the match empower a player’s armor and weapons, granting them additional strength.

Players can choose to purchase access to Minimum through Steam or on the Minimum official site here.

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  1. removalmitt on May 14, 2014

    This looks like a game in pre alpha where you have like ‘placeholder’ graphics for the time being. Since they ain’t dazzling with graphics I’d be extremely surprised if they have found a winning formula with the gaming basics. (Yes yes I know graphics don’t make the game but if it turns out to be a bog standard fps with this ‘minimum’ graphic style as the novelty……gundog, guns and robots anybody???)

  2. xCROOKEDx on May 13, 2014

    I played it during the CBT this weeked. It was pretty fun, TBH. Some things were out of balance, but I’m sure that will get worked out as the “early access” period goes on.

  3. extasist on May 13, 2014

    what a surprise “Early Access”, if you’ll hate the game there will be no refunds, why you might ask? well STEAM. And the best part is you pay to do the work of beta player “Report bugs and leave feedback for this game on the discussion boards”. People just should stop doing this, when the last time we saw closed beta key for a game?

    • ZED_pt on May 13, 2014

      People are becoming less demanding,and industry knows that.
      A few years ago,any company even major ones,would be thankfull for people willing to test betas.
      Nowadays people pay for it.
      I wouldnt be surprised if, in a few years from now ,they start charging for gameplay video previews too.

  4. takerukun on May 13, 2014

    goddamnit. this is why i hate early access. paying to play a free to play game its just like a founder program… i was really hoping they would put this one up for free like they did archeblade but maybe that was a bad idea since they’re basically dead now…

    • Negging on May 13, 2014

      You don’t have to pay jack if you registered for the early access they gave me 4 keys and I play with my friends without having to pay a cent.

    • Boody on May 14, 2014

      If it’s an indie company then I’m all for supporting it, but paying to play games from soe or something like that is so stupid tbh.

  5. Mounter on May 13, 2014