When Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer TimeGate Studios shut down, my first concern was for the gorgeously blocky shooter the developer had announced just a month prior. Thankfully Atari thought Minimum was too pretty to die as well.

According to a press release from Atari, the publisher had been in talks with TimeGate early on to cooperate on the Minimum project. When TimeGate was forced to declare bankruptcy, Atari worked with them to extricate the game. Now, with a little help from Human Head Studios of Wisconsin, Atari is ready to deliver Minimum to PC this spring — which means sometime in the next couple months.

Minimum is a competitive shooter that combines fast-paced shooting with crafting. Players collect resources and use a blueprint system to craft custom weapons and armor, with the goal of powering up their side's Titan and helping it destroy the enemy's base.

I am so pleased. Let us celebrate with all the screenshots.