Twelve Minutes Achievement Guide

Welcome to the Twelve Minutes Achievement guide! This is list can be completed fairly quickly and comes with the appropriately numbered 12 Achievements. There is nothing too difficult here, but you will need to keep your eyes open on a few different things.

First, there will be three different paintings that will change. They will change depending on what time loop you just completed. They won’t change during a loop, but will be different the next time around. You’ll need to interact with all iterations of each of these paintings. There are not that many of them, fortunately. They will also always be in the same place.

Each loop will be on a timer. So, you’re going to need to be somewhat quick doing what you need to do in order to learn as much information as you can about the mystery. The story will progress as you learn new information and apply it in the next loop. If you don’t get everything done that you’re trying to do in a loop, it’s okay. You can just try again in the next loop.

There is going to be a lot of repeating steps with slight deviations to get different results, but it’s not a grind. The loops go by rather quickly.

*Spoiler Alert – This is a very story heavy game, so be warned that there are spoilers in the guide below.*



 Gardener

Watch them bloom.

In order to earn this, you’re going to have to water the plant in the bedroom until 3 flowers grow and bloom. You only need to water it one time per loop as this will take place over several loops.

Before watering the plant, grab the knife on the counter and go into the bedroom. Interact with plant on the dresser with the knife to cut it.

To water the plant, grab a mug near the sink and then fill it with water. You can do that by dragging the mug from your inventory to the sink. Then, go into the bedroom and pour the water into the vase.

You have to do this during every loop until all 3 flowers are there. Make sure this is the first thing you do in each loop before progressing the story. There were 3 flowers, I watered it again and that’s when this popped for me.


listen achievement Listen

Let it be.

This can be earned at the very beginning of the game during your very first loop. This has to be done on your first loop, If you didn’t do it, pause the game and go to Options > Advanced > Delete Progress. This will start you over at the first loop.

When you get control, go to the front door and interact with the plant on the left. Grab the fake rock to get the key and then use it on the door to enter.

As soon as you walk in, put your controller down. Do not press anything. Just set the controller down and the game will auto play. It will take a few minutes, but the scene will play out and then the Achievement will pop when they exit the apartment.


fluidity achievement Fluidity

Water the plant once.

See the Achievement “Gardener” above for more details.


ouroboros achievement Ouroboros

The Egg.

For this, you’re going to have to look at a painting of an egg 3 different times. When completing certain loops, the painting will change.

Interact with the painting by moving the cursor over it and press A.

Resetting your progress from the Advanced Options menu or finishing the ending tied to “Continue” will start your progress over for this Achievement.

Egg #1 – After the loop tied to earning “Let It Be.”

 

Egg #2 – After the loop where you find out the truth about who really killed your wife’s father.

Egg #3 – While doing the final ending for the “Continue” Achievement, you will have to come back to your apartment. Before interacting with the watch, go interact with this poster.


 Seasons

The Seasons.

For this, you’re going to have to look at a painting 4 different times. When completing certain loops, the painting will then change what season is displayed in the following loop.

Interact with the painting by moving the cursor over it and press A.

Resetting your progress from the Advanced Options menu or finishing the ending tied to “Continue” will start your progress over for this Achievement.

Below are the paintings that need be viewed.

Painting #1 – After the loop tied to earning “Let It Be.”

Painting #2 – After the loop where you sit down and eat dessert with your wife. The cop will come in and handcuff you both.

Painting #3 – After the loop where you convince the cop that your wife is innocent. Your wife will give him the watch and she will ask you if it is over.

Painting #4 – After the loop where you find out the truth about who really killed your wife’s father.


faun achievement Faun

The Poster.

For this, you’re going to have to look at a painting in your bedroom 3 different times. When completing certain loops, the painting will then change in the following loop.

Interact with the painting by moving the cursor over it and press A.

Resetting your progress from the Advanced Options menu or finishing the ending tied to “Continue” will start your progress over for this Achievement.

Poster #1 – After the loop tied to earning “Let It Be.”

Poster #2 – After the loop where you convince the cop your wife is innocent. Your wife will give him the watch and she will ask you if it is over.

Poster #3 – After the loop where you find out the truth about who really killed your wife’s father.


groundhog achievement Groundhog

The perfect day.

Before you can do the perfect day loop, you will need to have completed some things and gathered information in a previous loops.

Below you can find the steps needed in order set this Achievement up.

First, you will need to do the opposite of the coward loop. A lot of it will be the same steps. These are the steps and dialogue choices I went through:

Required Loop 1:

  • Pick up the mug and fill it with water. Pick up and fill both mugs if you’re also watering the bedroom plant.
  • Interact with the fridge and grab the polaroid off of it. Press A on it while looking at it.
  • Interact with the book your wife is reading in order to learn the quote. This will be important for the endings.
  • Go into the bathroom and close the door.
  • Go into the medicine cabinet, pick up the sleeping pills and drag them over a mug full of water in your inventory.
  • Interact with the medicine cabinet again. Select your key and drag it to the bottom of the screen and release it over the Ventilation Grid. Pick up the watch from the vent.
  • Exit the bathroom and give your wife the water with the sleeping pills.
  • Go into the bedroom. Turn on the light switch and then turn it back off. Don’t forget to water the plant while you’re in here if you still need the “Gardener” Achievement.
  • Exit the bedroom and wait for your wife to go lay down to sleep.
  • Open the front door and the bedroom door and then go into the closet to the left of the front door.
  • Wait for the cop to show up.
  • The cop will knock himself out when he interacts with the light switch. When he does, exit the closet and go into the bedroom.
  • Interact with the cop’s body and take everything he has.
  • Use a pair of handcuffs on the cop.
  • He will try to get up and attack you when he wakes up. When he does, go into your inventory, select the knife and drag it over the cop to stop him.
  • After stabbing him, select his phone from your inventory. Quickly read through all of his text messages in order to learn about him and his daughter.
  • Then, speak to him and select the following dialogue options
    • “Ask about the watch.”
    • “Ask about his relationship with her father.”
    • “Ask about the murder charges.”
    • “Why are you still after my wife?”
    • “Ask about the tip.”
    • “How was her father murdered?”
    • “How do you know it was her?”
    • “Maybe she is innocent.”
  • Interact with him again choose the following:
    • “Ask him about the nanny.”
    • “Ask about his daughter.”
    • “Talk about the murder…” > “Why would she possibly do something like that?”
  • Go back into his phone and call both the Health Insurance and Bumblebee.
  • The loop will be ending shortly.

Required Loop 2:

  • Don’t forget to water the plant if you still need the “Gardener” Achievement.
  • Grab the polaroid off the fridge again. Press A on it while looking at it to realize your wife was not in town at the time of the murder.
  • Interact with the book your wife is reading in order to learn the quote. This will be important for the endings.
  • Select the polaroid from your inventory and drag it over your wife to show her.
  • Select the following dialogue options when speaking to your wife:
    • “Tell her about the cop.”
    • “Explain the cop’s connection to her father.”
    • “Previous topic” > “Talk about her past…” > “Who killed your father.”
    • “Ask about her father’s affair.”
    • “Ask about her nanny.”
    • “Ask how her mother found out about the affair.”
    • “Ask about the nanny’s child.”
    • “Ask where her brother could be now.”
    • “Why did you try to sell the watch?”
  • The cop will be coming to the door shortly
  • Let the cop in and let the rest of the scene play out until the loop ends. Note that the cop will say he only listens to his daughter.

Required Loop 3:

  • Don’t forget to water the plant if you still need the “Gardener” Achievement.
  • Grab the polaroid off the fridge again.
  • Interact with the book your wife is reading in order to learn the quote. This will be important for the endings.
  • Select the polaroid from your inventory and drag it over your wife to show her.
  • After the conversation with your wife, go to the closet and grab the phone from the clothes.
  • Call Bumblebee and select the following dialogue options:
    • “Say her father wants to arrest your wife.”
    • “Say your wife is innocent.”
  • Interact with you wife and select the following choices:
    • “Talk about the cop…” > “Let’s wait for him to arrive.”
  • You’ll hear the cop talking on the phone to his daughter outside your door.
  • Let the cop in after the phone call.
  • Let the scene play out and the loop should end with the cop explaining why he is doing this. He’ll leave and your wife will ask if it is over.

Groundhog Loop:

  • You will need to have played through the loops listed above.
  • Don’t forget to water the plant if you still need the “Gardener” Achievement.
  • Grab the mug from the end table next to the couch and fill up both mugs.
  • Grab both desserts out of the fridge.
  • Go into the closet and shut the door.
  • Grab the phone from the clothes and call Bumblebee. Select the following dialogue option:
    • “Tell her why her father is really doing this.”
  • Exit the closet after the call.
  • Turn on the radio above the kitchen sink near the window.
  • Set the table with both mugs of water and both desserts.
  • Speak to your wife and select:
    • “Other topics…” > “Tell her it’s a good time for dessert.”
  • Sit down at the table.
  • Interact with the present and then select the baby shirt from your inventory.
  • Select:
    • “It’s going to be great.”
    • “With pleasure”
    • “Tell her how much you love her.”
  • Follow her into the bedroom and interact with the bed.
  • Let the scene play out until the loop ends. The Achievement will pop when this loop ends and the next one begins.

coward achievement Coward

Not my problem.

This is earned by completing a loop where you betray your wife. Below are the required steps needed to finish this loop.

  • Pick up the mug and fill it with water. Pick up and fill both mugs if you’re also watering the bedroom plant.
  • Go into the bathroom and close the door.
  • Go into the medicine cabinet, pick up the sleeping pills and drag them over a mug full of water in your inventory.
  • Interact with the medicine cabinet again. Select your key and drag it to the bottom of the screen and release it over the Ventilation Grid. Pick up the watch from the vent.
  • Exit the bathroom and give your wife the water with the sleeping pills.
  • Go into the bedroom. Turn on the light switch and then turn it back off. Don’t forget to water the plant while you’re in here if you still need the “Gardener” Achievement.
  • Exit the bedroom and wait for your wife to go lay down to sleep.
  • Open the front door and the bedroom door and then go into the closet to the left of the front door.
  • Grab the phone from the clothes in the closet and then close the closet door to hide yourself.
  • Wait for the cop to show up.
  • The cop will knock himself out when he interacts with the light switch. When he does, exit the closet and go into the bedroom.
  • Interact with the cop’s body and only take the handcuffs from him. Use the handcuffs on him.
  • Wait a few seconds for the cop to wake up.
  • Speak to him and select the following dialogue options:
    • “Say you are innocent”
    • “Okay, I’ll do as you say.”
    • “I know where it is.”
  • Leave the bedroom and sit on the couch. Select the following dialogue options when he comes back out:
    • “Give him your phone.”
    • “Tell them your wife committed suicide.”
  • The cop will leave and this Achievement will pop when this loop ends and the next one begins.

confessed achievement Confessed

I’ll do it.

Before you can do the perfect day loop, you will need to have completed some things and gathered information in a previous loops.

First, make sure to have done everything listed under the “Groundhog” Achievement. Do all 4 of the loops listed.

After you have completed all of those, you will need to then find out the truth about who the killer is.

Follow the steps below to find out the truth.

Finding the Truth Loop:

  • Pick up the mug and fill it with water. Pick up and fill both mugs if you’re also watering the bedroom plant.
  • Go into the bathroom and close the door.
  • Go into the medicine cabinet, pick up the sleeping pills and drag them over a mug full of water in your inventory.
  • Exit the bathroom and give your wife the water with the sleeping pills.
  • Turn on the bedroom light and then turn it off.
  • Interact with the dresser and take the present out of the drawer.
  • Wait for your wife to go lay down and sleep.
  • Hide in the closet and wait for the cop to show up.
  • Come out when he shocks himself with the light switch.
  • Take all his items and use a pair of handcuffs on him.
  • After that, use the knife to stab him so that he stays down.
  • Interact with him and select the following dialogue options:
    • “Ask him about the nanny.”
  • Exit the conversation.
  • Interact with the present in your inventory. It’ll open and then grab the baby clothes and drag it over the cop to show him.
  • You’ll figure out the truth and then will wake up in an office surrounded by books.
  • Select the following dialogue option:
    • “Maybe she can accept the truth.”

Confession Loop:

  • Don’t forget to water the plant if you still need the “Gardener” Achievement.
  • Speak to your wife and select the following dialogue options:
    • “Talk about her past…” > “Tell her what really happened.”
    • “Say you killed her father.”
    • “Say it’s your fault.”
    • “Say you will confess to the cop.”
  • After that conversation, go into the closet and grab the phone from the clothes.
  • Call Bumblebee and select the following option:
    • “Confess you are the killer.”
  • After the call, exit the closet and go into the bathroom,
  • Interact with the medicine cabinet.
  • Select your key from your inventory and drop it at the bottom where it says “Ventilation Grid.”
  • Pick up the watch from the vent.
  • You’ll automatically be staring at the watch as it goes backwards. Press B to back out of that screen before it goes too far back.
  • Wait for the cop to show up.
  • When he shows up, let him and he will talk to your wife.
  • He will ask you what you have to say. Interact with him and choose the following dialogue options:
    • “Tell him you killed her father.”
    • “Say it’s your fault.”
    • “Tell him about the watch.”
  • The cop will then leave.
  • Leave the apartment after him to end the loop.

alone achievement Alone

All alone.

This is one of three endings. In order to get this ending, you will need to have completed all of the loops listed in this guide in order to have all of the necessary information.

After gathering all of the information from the other loops, follow the steps below:

  • Don’t forget to water the plant if you still need the “Gardener” Achievement.
  • Go into the bathroom and interact with the medicine cabinet.
  • Select your key from your inventory and drop it at the bottom where it says “Ventilation Grid.”
  • Pick up the watch from the vent.
  • You’ll hear your wife say she is leaving, but that’s fine.
  • Just keep staring at the watch as it ticks backwards.
  • Wait until the watch hits 11:58 and then you will wake up back in the room surrounded by books.
  • Select the following option:
    • “Maybe it’s better that we aren’t together.”
  • Let the scene play out and this Achievement will pop when it finishes.

mindfullness achievement Mindfulness

Present Moment

This is another ending.

You will need to have completed all of the loops listed in this guide in order to have all of the necessary information. That includes completing the “Alone” ending above.

After gathering all of the information from the other loops, follow the steps below:

  • Enter your now empty apartment.
  • Go into the bathroom
  • Select your key from your inventory and drop it at the bottom where it says “Ventilation Grid” where the medicine cabinet used to be.
  • Pick up the watch from the vent.
  • Drag the big hand of the watch to 11:58 and then wait.
  • You’ll be back in the room with all the books.
  • Instead of making a dialogue choice, select the red book on the shelf behind you when he says “Say Something.”
  • After saying the quote from the book, hover over the clock on the wall and select when you’re able to.
  • Wait while staring at the clock and this will pop shortly.


continue achievement Continue

Blissful ignorance.

This is the real ending.

You will need to have completed all of the loops listed in this guide in order to have all of the necessary information. That includes completing the “Alone” and “Mindfulness” endings above.

After the “Mindfulness” ending, follow the steps below:

  • You should see the clock that doesn’t say “Continue” anymore. Drag the big hand of the clock back to 11:58 and then continue.
  • You will then be back in the room with the books.
  • You don’t have to make a decision. Just let him keep talking until he attacks you and time runs out.
  • You’ll be back in your apartment with your wife.
  • If you’ve been interacting with the egg posters, the third and final one will be available.
  • Go into the bathroom and grab the watch from the vent.
  • Turn the big hand back to 11:58 and wait until you’re back in the room with the books again.
  • Select the red book on the shelf behind you again.
  • He’ll talk to you about forgetting everything.
  • When he says to make your choice don’t do anything.
  • The Achievement will then pop.


 

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