The clock is ticking. Do you hear it yet? Publisher Assemble Entertainment and Chaosmonger Studio — developer of critically acclaimed narrative adventure ENCODYA — have formally announced Three Minutes To Eight as part of the Guerilla Collective showcase. Three Minutes To Eight is a mind-bending pixel art adventure game where players will find out what it means to live on the edge of consciousness as they ███ ██ █ ▓ ▒ ░ ¿⊕ξד¶¶¶ Error 0x80070570.

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Key Features of Three Minutes to Eight

  • A mind-boggling narrative with unexpected twists where you must uncover ways to cheat death…or die trying
  • Unique, short-burst gameplay allows for infinite replayability, with multiple different endings to unlock and hidden mysteries in each playthrough
  • Highly stylized pixel art graphics and a cyberpunk aesthetic support the game’s themes dealing with a mental state teetering on the edge of consciousness
  • Intriguing dialogue with a roster of interesting NPCs deepens the game’s gripping narrative

Stay on the lookout for more about Three Minutes To Eight from Assemble Entertainment. It will launch on PC, Nintendo Switch, consoles, and mobile devices in Q4 2023.

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