From Minit builders Kitty Callis, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio, and Dominik Johann, Minit Fun Racer is a racing recreation on the earth of Minit — and all proceeds from the sport are going to charity.
“Kitty initially had the thought to make a bit of one thing for charity,” Nijman informed Polygon. “We determined to see if the Minit group was round and get all of them collectively. We simply needed to make a bit of racing recreation the place you attempt to get to the seashore simply in time for the sundown, with all proceeds going to charity.”
Callis continued: “It’s actually a ardour challenge that’s been a number of months within the making.”
Minit was initially launched in 2018 on Home windows PC and console, with variations now obtainable on Nintendo Swap and cell units. Minit, as you could have guessed, is performed in 60-second bursts, although progress and acquisitions in every spherical do carry over. It’s a captivating little journey recreation that was praised for its distinctive method to its story and gameplay. Minit Enjoyable Racer is an iteration of that unique premise — a stylized, 1-bit recreation performed over a brief time frame.
Minit Enjoyable Racer begins with 10-second rounds, although the time restrict might be elevated with sure upgrades. Whereas racing and dodging obstacles, gamers accumulate cash for use within the improve store. These upgrades get more and more wacky, and a few are important for attending to the top of the sport; there’s stuff like helmets and flame logos to make the bike quicker, but in addition a horn, a reverse button, and a manner so as to add extra time to the clock by gathering cash.
Including time to the clock means gamers can progress by way of extra of the race course in every spherical. There are upgrades within the store, too, that velocity up the bike — that means you possibly can attain additional locations. However progress doesn’t at all times imply residing by way of a degree. Failure can be important in getting additional. That features crashing your bike into issues like trash cans, which gamers are ultimately inspired to hit fairly than keep away from.
“There are such a lot of secrets and techniques hidden in there,” Nijman stated. “You may get into cop chases, you possibly can ship pizzas.”
“And should you play at midnight, there are even ghosts,” Callis added. “[There are also] accessibility choices and achievements. We needed this to be a full recreation and all of the enjoyable that comes with it.”
Minit Enjoyable Racer is offered now, for $2.99 on Steam and itch.io. Full proceeds will at all times go to charity; the primary charity chosen by the group is Médecins Sans Frontières (Docs With out Borders). The Minit Enjoyable Racer group will ultimately rotate in one other charity, with plans to donate to quite a lot of organizations.
“I believe in these instances, when you’ve got the vitality to, it’s essential to take care of each other, serving to out the place you possibly can,” Callus stated.