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Right Mouse : Pick Things Up
Left Mouse : Push
"E" : Action button (interact)
"F" : Flashlight on/off

Voice Acting:

You play as a test subject in a rather odd sort of short lived experiments, go beyond your purpose and inevitably make your daring escape.

*Some door and areas require you to be somewhat close in order to work*
Right click and hold on objects like barrels and boxes to move them around!
*Forged in the 48 hour Ludum Dare Compo :*
Installer with game launcher : (WILL ONLY WORK IF YOU HAVE REDIST INSTALLED)

OnlySlightly wrote:Love the atmosphere in the game. And you managed to create some really surprising experiences in this

Artifex wrote:Great job, I love the sequence / flow. Remindme of weirds dreams of mine. Also some style like in dishonored/max payne oniric parts. I love it.

Immortality wrote: I liked the games style, a mix between portal and dear esther is a really interesting idea and with some more polish and writing could make something really special.

Thanks for playing!


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Indie Game Developer / Digital Artist - ENP


System Specs (Recommended)

CPU : 2.8Ghz Or Better

Graphics Card : 512MB Shader Model 3

DirectX : Version 9 Or Higher

RAM : 2GB Or More

Operating System : Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / MacOSX (10.6 , 10.7 , 10.8)

64 Bit - Stable
32 Bit - Unknown

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3, 2, 1... Lets Jam!

2 years ago News 1 comment

Hello everyone!

Thank you so much for playing Minimal Theory it was a short experience and a great little experiment! I crafted the game in 2 days for a Ludum Dare contest I am absolutely baffled on how many plays it got and of how many of you uploaded your gameplays of it ... its truly awesome! (however dumb and short the game is).

When I am not working professionally on games I like to toy with different designs and concepts and its refreshing to see responses and how people interact with the content I create rather there is lots of content in the game or minimal content.


Shortly this page (including the desura page) will be edited and changed a bit to support more game jam games of mine! think of it as a little bundle of free games. None are professional in any way or perhaps that good ... they will most likely have several bugs however I encourage you to try playing them and sharing with me and others your experiences!

The following are games to be added soon!

The Grand Party

Alice attends to her tea party greeted by Henry her psychotic stuffed teddy bear together they embark on a short yet epic adventure into the unknown to find the missing party guests.Within the story a twisted madness and furlong loneliness of a girl who has nothing but her imaginary friends and a torn down beautiful yet cruel world. Developed for Gamejolt contest 10.

Sleeping With The Sharkies

Sir Oswald is a wealthy venture capitalist loan shark whom is invited to a party by Sir Reginald Fancy Fins along with several other gentlesharks however they quickly discover there is a kriller among them. Developed for MiniLD46 / SharkJam in 48 hours.

Thank you all again for your support!

Nightmare: Among Shadows

Nightmare: Among Shadows

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Help pledge and or share the Nightmare : Among Shadows Indiegogo!

Minimal Mortem - Post Mortem!

Minimal Mortem - Post Mortem!

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I give a few thoughts about my ludum dare game and some insight into the future.

Minimal Theory MiniMortem - Conclusion

Minimal Theory MiniMortem - Conclusion

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I give my concluding thoughts about Minmal Theory and give hope for a Pending future release.

Minimal Theory Let's Play + News

Minimal Theory Let's Play + News

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Sirfireknight31 the main voice actor plays Minimal Theory for your amusement.

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Minimal Theory - Macintosh V1

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Minimal Theory - Windows V2 *NEW*

Minimal Theory - Windows V2 *NEW*

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Minimal Theory - Windows V1

Minimal Theory - Windows V1

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ExxtraDeuce Jul 10 2013 says:

I tried it out and made a gameplay video here:

It was quite an enjoyable experience, but there are some things I would like to point out:

- Is it you who 'narrated'? Because I think you should either turn your volume up a bit or even better, add some captions. It was very hard for me to hear what you were trying to say and I think I've missed some remarks :D
- The sound effects are weird as well, they're too loud and when I jump it sounds like I weigh a ton. I'm not sure if you did that on purpose, it's just that it's a bit weird.
- The last part has a bug. First of all, I don't know what you're supposed to do to get to the initial screen (I just pressed E everywhere :D) but there are some times when I get a never ending loading screen of UDK and the game has actually restarted (I can hear me moving, jumping etc)

All in all, it is a very promising game and I would like to try further versions as well :)

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ENP Jul 11 2013 replied:

Allot of these issues were hard to address due to the timeframe I had to make the game which was 48 hours ... When I updated it I tried to keep it as in tact to the original experience so allot of the default sounds are still present and bugs and what not.

I really would of liked to expand on this game as a parody however I am currently invested full time in 2 other projects.

Thanks for playing!

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Kajiin Jul 9 2013 says:

it doesn't start udk doesn't works D: and i need to close it

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ENP Creator
ENP Jul 9 2013 replied:

Can you specify your system specs and where you downloaded?

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mikej95 Jun 16 2013 says:

I have the same problem. It's quite funny, even the "Insert Title Here" crap working under 64 bit OS.
The game's built in error report say, that the KERNELBASE.dll made an unhandled exception.

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NaturalHorror666 Jun 8 2013 says:

I got my video uploaded! Here's the link:

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NaturalHorror666 Jun 8 2013 says:

I made a video and it is being uploaded at the moment. If you'd like to see my youtube here's a link

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majorsmurf Jun 6 2013 says:

my desura download isnt working, after it has finished downloading the UDK and directx 9.0c parts for the game, loading screen booted up and than it crashed saying that windows has detected a problem. this program will close and windows will inform you of any updates. it than goes on to ask me to re-install which doesnt work so im stuck in a loop at the moment.

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gamepopper Jun 6 2013 replied:

I have the same problem, I'm not sure if it's because I'm using a 64-bit operating system, since there has been some issue with installing the .NET framework because of it. :/

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ENP Jun 6 2013 replied:

That's rather odd do you meet the system specs?

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I cant run the game i install the game well and in the first image i cant play it.

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