Atari and Human Head's stylized third-person shooter Minimum is out now on Steam Early Access, giving players an early look at the project's current state as development progresses over the coming months.

Created by the now-shuttered TimeGate Studios, Minimum was picked up by Atari last month, with Prey studio Human Head taking over development duties. Minimum features five-on-five strategic gameplay bolstered by a blueprint crafting system that allows players to build and customize their own unique armor and weapon loadouts.

The Early Access version of Minimum is priced at $19.99.

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ATARI ANNOUNCES EARLY ACCESS TO THE FAST-PACED COMBAT AND CRAFTING OF MINIMUM

Online Multiplayer Battle Arena Game Brings Unique Crafting
and Intense Third-Person Combat to Steam

New York – May 13, 2014 – It's time for PC gamers to sharpen their tools and ready their trigger fingers as Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, today opens the gates to early access via Steam for the third-person, multiplayer online combat and crafting game, Minimum. To enter early access and be the first to experience the mayhem of Minimum's chaotic world, players can purchase the game for $19.99 on Steam or visit http://www.playminimum.com/.

Set in a minimalistic stylized universe, Minimum features fast-paced, session-based combat that pits teams of five against each other with powerful, craftable weapons. Each team has its own massive robotic Titan that they must power up and support so that it can help them fight and destroy the enemy's base. At the core of Minimum is a blueprint crafting system where players collect resources to create customized, upgradable weapons and armor that power-up during kill streaks, enabling skilled warriors and Titans to become deadlier as matches progress.

"As a company that's been known for being a gaming pioneer, Atari's gone through multiple transformations to bring appealing and unique experiences to the ever-changing gaming audience," said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari, Inc. "Minimum ushers in the next era of Atari gaming, with its distinctive mix of combat and crafting. We're excited with the way the game turned out and are thrilled to finally bring Minimum's exhilarating gameplay to PC."

Developed by Human Head Studios, Minimum features full Steam integration, which means players sign in with their standard Steam login and will have access to their Steam Wallet and Inventory, allowing them to trade crafting items, blueprints and other acquired items with their fellow Steam members. Additionally, the game provides automatic matchmaking so players never have to hunt for servers.

Fans can visit www.playminimum.com to watch the trailer, register for game updates and receive free bonus in-game items. For more information about Minimum, follow us on Twitter @PlayMinimumGame, 'Like' us on Facebook and visit our Official Wiki page.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.