Annapurna Interactive Delays 12 Minutes, The Artful Escape & Last Stop

2020 has been a year of many things. There have been plenty of event cancellations, a shift to the digital space when it came to announcements and reveals, and of course, plenty of good games have arrived or will soon be launched to much fanfare. Unfortunately, delays have also been part of the equation. Major titles like Cyberpunk 2077 have seen multiple delays, and while we are sure the extra time afforded will result in  better products, it still has felt disappointing. That disappointment will only increase, as three more games have been delayed into 2021. Annapurna Interactive has pushed The Artful Escape12 Minutes, and Last Stop to next year.

The trio were some of the last games from Annapurna Interactive scheduled for release in 2020. Now, they will be released sometime in 2021. The news comes via a tweet from the Annapurna Interactive account, sharing the bad news.


The power of three

For those who are not too familiar with the three games, let us catch you up. Announced way back in 2017, The Artful Escape has seemingly been stuck in limbo for quite some time now. It reappeared again in 2019, giving fans a better look at what to expect. Things have remained a bit quite since then, however.

In The Artful Escape, you harness the power of music in your bid to defeat stage fright. You read that right, overcoming stage fright with musical platforming is a thing. The premise is certainly interesting, and we will apparently experience that next year.

12 Minutes is a time looping thriller that takes place in one single room. The point-and-click adventure will have you relive the moments before a pivotal event, over and over again. It is likely you will have to perform certain actions in order to change the outcome, and that is a recipe for plenty of experimentation. It helps that Annapurna Interactive and the developers have a cast with the star power of Daisy Ridley, James McAvoy, and Willem Dafoe.

Lastly, we have the interesting Last Stop. Made by the developers who brought us VirginiaLast Stop tells the story of three different Londoners. It just so happens that they have stumbled onto something supernatural. Live their stories, and find out what is the connection between all of them. This Annapurna Interactive published game will bring magic to the mundane.

The games are already in the polishing stage, according to Annapurna Interactive. With any chance, the trio will debut earlier in 2021.


Jake Su
Tactical strategy games are Jake's jam, and defending the Earth from alien and internal threats is just his bread and butter since the 1990s.

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