Don’t Die, Minerva!, which will launch in Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview this December.
This Halloween all ghouls, ghosts, specters and shades are put on notice: your time is up this December when Don’t Die, Minerva! arrives in Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview. The forces of evil don’t stand a chance against 11-year-old Minerva, heavily armed with a flashlight and a backpack full of stuffed animals!
“With Don’t Die, Minerva!, we have gone back to our original development recipe of having team members pitch their ideas for our next project,” said Xaviant Director of Operations Josh Van Veld. “We all gravitated toward the vision of a little girl lost in a spectral world with only her stuffed bear to protect her. From there, the idea of a rogue-lite set in a haunted house emerged, and everything else fell into place.”
In Don’t Die, Minerva!, players control Minerva, a child who has stumbled into a mansion packed with evil spirits. Luckily, the house’s magic has turned her flashlight into a powerful weapon and brought her stuffed animals to life to fight by her side.
As a rogue-lite, Don’t Die, Minerva! features challenging combat, permadeath, and procedurally generated levels. No two runs are the same, and death is always right around the corner. Combined with skillful play, permanent upgrades enable players to tackle higher difficulty levels and help Minerva escape her ghostly prison.
Procedurally generated levels set in 3 distinct biomes
Four difficulty levels to suit all tastes and skill levels
Randomized combat encounters featuring 18 ghostly enemy types
3 challenging boss battles
Affix-based loot system providing Minerva with thousands of combinations of weapons and armor
Elemental attribute system that allows players to customize their build through gear selection and create synergies between different weapons
Full 3D isometric dungeon-crawling, built with the power of Unreal Engine 4
Ethan Allen was born and raised in the south bay (SoCal). At age 5 he was taken to the theater to see Halloween 2. Since that time he hasn’t been able to bite into an apple because of the fear of chomping down into a razor blade. At age 12 he went to his first haunt (Knotts Scary Farm) and only has missed a handful of years since then. Ethan has an unhealthy obsession with Elvira, 80’s slashers, and universal monsters which is borderline creepy.