12 Minutes is an Interactive Thriller That Looks Killer

By Rich Stanton on at

We see a top-down view of an apartment room. What seems to be a sweet discussion between a couple quickly turns sinisiter, as it becomes clear the husband has had this conversation before. The husband character asks his wife if she killed her father, she's shocked, he says there will soon be a man knocking on the door: and there's a knock.

What looks special about this one is the pacing. It's clearly a one-room drama where there are many ways to play out the same small time slot, but from the snippets shown it's clear that the developers behind this have an incredible sense of drama within these boundaries. Among the expected and the familiar at the Xbox E3 briefing, this may be a real hidden gem.