Annapurna Releases William Dafoe and Daisy Ridley starring Twelve Minutes, a Time Loop Thriller

Annapurna Releases William Dafoe and Daisy Ridley starring an indie game called Twelve Minutes developed by Luis Antonio are introduced on ongoing Gamescom 2020. The trailer features three Hollywood personalities – James McAvoy, William Dafoe, and Daisy Ridley. 

The trailer gets narration from highly talented Hollywood actor William Dafoe. It is not the first time he’s working with video game developers, Beyond: Two Souls is the notable work. James McAvoy has worked on recent X-Men series, and Ridley is known for starring in the Star Wars trilogy. 

If you watch the trailer, you can see there are three characters, the man(James McAvoy), the woman(Daisy Ridley), and the intruder(Dafoe). It appears that the only player character is the man(McAvoy), he’s stuck in a time loop.

 “I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of time loops and often wondered how they could create exciting gameplay. I would have never imagined that the result would be the story of a married couple, living in a small apartment, continually being attacked by a detective in a twelve minutes loop, all in real-time and from a top-down camera.

All these decisions were part of an iterative process of trying to find the most relevant design of the time loop mechanic from my point of view.”

Luis Antonio, Xbox Wire 

Since Luis’s article came out on Xbox’s E3 2019, it’s the first time we see glimpses of 12 Minutes. The game is a blend of thriller movies and video games. Annapurna Interactive published this game, which is supposed to release this year for Xbox One, Windows PC, and Xbox Series. 

Antonio is a known developer with previous work history at Rockstar and Ubisoft. He’s been working on Twelve Minutes from 2019. He got the idea for the game while working on a project called The Witness as an artist. 

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