Nowadays, the latest games are released in large quantities every day. There are many GAME*Spark readers who are lamenting, saying, I don’t know what kind of game it is! Therefore, it is this project Explosive Speed Play Repo to deliver the content of the game as soon as possible.

This time, I would like to deliver the content of 20 MINUTES TILL DAWN on June 8, 2022 by personal developer FLANNE and released from Publisher Erabit in early access to Steam.


An action game that survives 20 minutes while fighting a love craft monster that appears on the screen one after another. With the enemies that continue to increase over time, you can enjoy a hard action that will be redone immediately if you die.

The official Twitter introduces the genre of this work as RogueLite Horde Shooter Game. By built with a combination of unique characters, weapons, weapons, and more than 50 random upgrades, you can enjoy different games each time you play. In addition, there is also a release element such as Rune that can get permanent power up.

In addition, 10 MINUTES TILL DAWN, which was released as a free version of this work on May 12, 2022, had a high reputation for overwhelmingly popular in Steam user reviews. In the main part, 20 MINUTES TILL DAWN, the game time has increased from 10 to 20 minutes, and various elements such as new characters and power-ups have been added.

Approach the actual content of 20 Minutes Till Dawn!

The game is a shooter with a look down, and the attack is a form that specifies the direction and presses the attack button. Depending on the character, a button that uses special abilities is also used, but basically it is a very simple and easy-to-understand operation feeling. The weapon is ammunition, and in addition to the automatic reloading when shooting, manual reloading is possible with ammunition remaining.

You can select characters and weapons at the start of the game, but in the early days you can use only the character Shana and the weapon for rotating pistols. When you start the game, monsters appear one after another from the edge of the screen and attack the players. At first, the number of enemies is small, so let’s collect the experiences of dropping while defeating them so that they do not hit them.


By gathering your experience more than a certain level, you can level up the characters and choose one of your favorite things from five upgrades. Upgrades include categories such as attack power, bullet speed, moving speed, and attribute attacks, and by gaining the first ability, the derivative abilities of the category will also appear as an upgrade candidate after the next time.

As time passes, the number and types of monsters have increased, and powerful boss monsters have appeared at a specific time. By defeating the boss, you can get special power-up items such as treasure chests and books. Aim to strengthen yourself while defeating the enemy and survive for 20 minutes safely.

The play ends by 20 minutes or over the game. You can acquire currency depending on the content of the play and use it for characters, weapons, runes, etc. Also, if you survive for 20 minutes, you will be able to choose a new difficulty level, and the game will become more and more strong.

Build possibilities are endless!

By unlocking, a total of seven characters, including Shana, Diamond, and Lilith, will be available for seven types of weapons, including handguns, shotguns, and dual SMGs. Characters have the abilities such as you can reortrol upgrades and If you defeat the enemy, the spirit will attack other enemies, and the HP of the initial state is also different.

The way of fighting is very different just by combining characters and weapons. For example, if you combine the character Scarlet, which has the ability to fly the flame wave every three attacks, and dual SMG with a fast shooting speed, you can generate firepower from the initial state.

Of course, the combination with the upgrade is also important. Considering the combination of weapons and upgrades is the most fun in this work, and the most strategic part. The play style differs depending on whether you take advantage of your strengths or reinforce your weaknesses. If you want a stable battle, it is also recommended to take up the maximum HP or shield.

The treasure chest dropped by the boss is available to enhance the character’s personality. In addition, although the other boss drop book can significantly improve the attack power, there is also a disadvantage such as reducing the maximum HP by 1. By the way, there is an option to do not get for upgrading treasure chests and books.

Runes of the unlock elements have two categories, a sword and shield, and has a permanent effect, such as giving an attribute effect on the attack and increasing the range of items. Above all, the healing of the shield healing that can obtain a heart of HP recovery by defeating a certain number of enemies is very grateful in this work, which has few means of recovery.

Although there are many random elements, this work does not leave the character, weapons, and runes arbitrarily, and the degree of freedom and strategy of the build is quite high.

My own strategy that can be seen by playing!

This work has a difficulty level from 0 to 15, but I think that it will be difficult even if you are not used to it even if you are not used to it. In particular, the boss character that appears in 5 minutes of game time is a powerful entity that stands for players, because the area is limited. I struggled with this boss and couldn’t survive the first number of plays.

After that, I decided to unlock the characters and weapons and try various builds. Personally, it is easy to use the attribute attack of fire, ice, and lightning that causes continuous damage and restraint of the enemy, and the upgrade of summoning that automatically attacks the enemy, and specializes in these, including runes. I made the play stabilized.

My favorite is a combination of a character Fireworks that gives a lightning dazzling due to the attack, and a dual SMG with a lot of bullets. Lightning-based upgrades include replenishing ammunition with probability when lightning hits, and when the build is completed, you will be able to continue attacking without reloading.

In addition, the combination of weapons with a small number of ammunition and activation of ability when the bullet runs out and the combination of weapons and penetration capabilities with a wide attack range are also powerful. Of course, this is just something I liked in a huge combination of buildings. Finding your own powerful build is also the pleasure of this work.

There is also a powerful synergy that can be released by a specific upgrade combination.

20 Minutes Till Dawn introduced so far. It is an action game with a very highly addictive level, a highly strategic build system, a strategic difficulty. It is easy to play with up to 20 minutes per play time, but it is easy to play many times with its ease.

It is the biggest attraction of this work to try the build that thought, Isn’t this strong? Just looking at the screenshots and videos posted on the Steam community hub will have new discoveries and you will want to try it.

Steam early access period is scheduled for about 1-2 months. In the product version, new skills, enemies, and bosses are planned. Also, according to the post at the time of release, it seems that the stage is planning.

20 MINUTES TILL DAWN, which is compatible with Japanese (although it is difficult to understand), is now available in Steam early access.


Compatible models: PC (Steam)

* Play model in the article: > PC (Steam)

Release date: June 8, 2022 (Steam early access)

Author play time at the time of article: 4 hours

Price: 310 yen