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May 31, 2012

a word about minoto

It's been a very long time since we've seen a new game from Minoto here and a lot of you have been asking me in the comments if I know what is going on with him. Also I'm getting daily mails from people asking me about Minoto. But unfortunately I didn't know what was going on. I mailed him some time ago, without any news, but today I got a reply back so I want to share this with everyone who was worried. He tells me has become sick and is in poor health. So let's all hope Minoto gets better very soon, and perhaps you can leave a comment here to send him some courage. He also tells me he's hopeful and wants to be able to announce a new game in June.

163 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about Minoto, I hope he gets well soon!

Anonymous said...

Oh no sorry to hear that. Get well soon Minoto we miss your games.

Jane said...

Sending all my best to Minoto. We all miss him and hope he is well again very soon. x

no me digas más said...

Health is the first one. I hope you'll be perfect and happy very soon!

no me digas más said...

Health is the first one. I hope you'll be perfect and happy very soon!

Miss Piggy said...

I hope he feels better soon. Thank you for letting us know, Bart.

Tom said...

I'm sorry to hear he has had health problems. I hope his health improves soon.

anna in spain said...

Oh man, I knew there had to be something going on. Dear Minoto, we send you all our best wishes and hugs. Look after yourself. Thank you for all those wonderful hours of fun, and the smiles and laughter you have given us. We hope to hear you're back on your feet again. Keep smiling!

Anonymous said...

All the best Minoto! Get well soon!

-k said...

Minoto親愛なる、私はあなたの病気を聞いて申し訳ありません。私は、あなたが早く回復するとすぐに若々しく活力の完全に感じていることを願っています。幸運を祈ります!

Katerina said...

oh no, i hope you feel better soon minoto. the week isnt the same without you. love from norway

Anonymous said...

Get well and rest

Princess said...

Get well soon Minoto! Miss you very much.

Teri said...

Get well soon Minoto!

Anonymous said...

I am crossing fingers so Minoto gets better.

Anonymous said...

DESDE ESPAÑA, A RECUPERARSE PRONTO Y BIEN.

Anonymous said...

WE LOVE YOU, MINOTO! GET WELL SOON! <3

NotMarian said...

I hope you are well soon. Best wishes.

Victoria said...

Minoto - you will be in my prayers. Please get well soon. We look forward to your return. :)

Peter said...

Best wishes and get well soon.

Anonymous said...

thoughts and prayers are with you

Anonymous said...

Cher Minoto
En vous souhaitant plein de bons voeux de rétablissement et de santé!!

CocoaCatz said...

I really miss Minoto's games, it was like coffee for me. I hope he gets better soon, and and has a happy life!

Rava said...

I'm not such a big fan of Minoto, I have to admit, but... HOPE YOU GET WELL SOON!!!!!!!

From Italy with love!

spidercamp said...

I love the Minoto games. Nothing else feels quite like them - they are their own little world.

All my best to Minoto - I hope he gets better soon!

Anonymous said...

i hope you get well soon i love your games. brg from sweden./H

Anonymous said...

I hope you get better really soon, Minoto! Your games are the best!

Luciana said...

I'm so sorry to hear those news.
Health is the most important thing in our lives so I hope Minoto gets well soon.
Sending all my best wishes from Brasil! :)

Annymouse said...

Hope you're feeling much better soon. Look after yourself. x

Anonymous said...

There is something so simple and sweet about your unique games. They always make me smile and often laugh to see what you come up with. Your games take me away from the troubles of the world and place me in a children's storybook land of fantasy and imagination where there is always a happy or silly ending. I hope knowing that you have brought happiness to your fans gives you strength to bounce back to good health. Best wishes from Wisconsin.

DarthMom said...

praying for you, Minoto!!

(and thanks, Bart, for the update.)

Amy said...

I completely agree with everyone. Your games are so wonderful and always bring a smile to my face! I hope and pray that you feel better soon. Hugs and Kisses :) There's only one Minoto! Note: thank you Bart for keeping us updated. Hugs to you too!

Phi said...

I´m so sorry, to hear this news. Get well soon Minoto, sending all my best wishes!

Anonymous said...

Hang in here, Minoto. Feel better soon - we need you back!

Rachel said...

Hope you feel better soon Minoto!

Jade Green said...

I definitely have been checking every day to see if a new minoto game would appear... Thanks for the update Bart.
Minoto,take care of yourself and be well soon!

Eviltot said...

Get well soon Minoto!!!

Anonymous said...

Get well Minoto! You're the best!

madandyb said...

Get well soon, Minoto - the world just isn't the same without your games!!

Anonymous said...

Be strong Minoto, all the best from Brussels ;)

Anonymous said...

Dear Minnoto, please get well soon! Best wishes from Slovakia!

Anonymous said...

Get well, Minoto! Your games are always very entertaining, and I even made my mom addicted to them. Hugs from Norway :)

Anonymous said...

Get well soon Minoto! I miss your fun and funny (slightly confusing) games. Take care.

Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Please take care and get well soon!

Anonymous said...

Keep on keeping on, Minoto.

Anonymous said...

I've been missing you.

Anonymous said...

Please Get Well Soon Minoto! Because I am a big fan of your games! PGWSM=Please get well soon minoto! We all miss your games so much! I miss them so much that I could cry! In fact I think I will! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I MISS THEM SO MUCH! WHHHHHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay. I'm done now.

Anonymous said...

Dear Minoto, I think that the world is not the same without you. Please get well soon! Your games are like milk to me. You can see i do not drink coffee. I like milk! My Grandmama Does not like coffee Either! so please don't laugh at me ; ) We all miss you so much. I am about to embearess myself.... I AM SO SAD!!!!! WWWWWHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Minoto, It is as if from the very start of your games there was this magic spell at the end of each one, and i wanted another and another and another and another! tonight i will go to bed and pray that you get well soon. Smiles and hugs from Georgia, USA.

Anonymous said...

Feel better, youre games are my favorite

Michaela said...

To Minoto
A bright and cheerful get-well wish
especially meant to say,
That many warm and friendly thoughts
are with you every day.

Anonymous said...

Konishewa,minoto!!!! Get well soon minoto! Just remember that we all love you! ps konishewa means hello. Too bad you were sick but if you look at " tiny dream" then there is a game genre you can make posted by Moi. That would be me. Moi means me. Ps i would post my name but my computer has a glitch. So you can call me Adam, everyone!

Lizzie! said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Your room escape game fans miss you!

Anonymous said...

Get well soon, Minoto! :(

Anonymous said...

I hope you get better very soon!!
Best of wishes and health to you!

Damu Ya said...

GET WELL SOON MINOTO! Don't push yourself too hard. I love your games but, your health comes first.

Thank you, Bart, for letting us know how Minoto is doing and for allowing us to send him our best wishes. =]

Anonymous said...

My very best wishes for a speedy recovery to good health go to you Minoto.
From a little old Scottish grandmother who really admires your ingenuity and misses your games

Anonymous said...

omg feel better soon u rock and r a genius. best wishes

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Anonymous said...

Best wishes to Minoto!! Hope you feel better!

Katt said...

Dear Minoto,
I am sorry that you are not feeling well; I hope you feel better soon! I hope you heal quickly my friend!

Point and.... CLICK said...

I hope you recover quickly! Get well soon Minoto!

Best wishes from the USA!

DJ Brian D said...

I was looking forward for your new game and I have been checking the game called MINOTO. Now, I see your conditions... I'm very upset with that cos I think you're the best CREATOR game of MINOTO. So USA said "THEY ALL WISH YOU THE BEST"
Now, before you leave can you just leave 1 of the best game after all so, I'll can/still post it on FB to supports you?

Anonymous said...

You have brought joy to many people. You are awesome, man. Thank you for your incredible games.

Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Gail said...

I have missed Minoto games and I'm sorry to hear of his illness. Be well, Minoto!

Anonymous said...

Minoto, I´m form Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, I hope you get better soon! Wish you the best!!! Danielle

Adam Dodge said...

Well, I'm sorry to hear that Minoto is as ill as he is, but I'm glad he's not dead, as I originally feared. At this point, I don't care if there's another Minoto game or not; I just hope that Minoto recovers. Get well soon!

Anonymous said...

Get well soon!

Telani said...

Get well soon, Minoto! :)

Anonymous said...

Best health please quickly.

Cyn said...

Thank you Minoto for hours and hours of delightful whimsy and fun. My family and I wish you a full and quick recovery.

Cyn said...

...and thank you, Bart, for taking such good care of your followers! :)

Anonymous said...

I hope you get better soon and thank you for making all your games

Anonymous said...

Get well soon Minoto, love and miss your games,
best wishes from Holland

sandra said...

love form Hong Kong.
ミノトさん、早く良くなってください!

Anonymous said...

Get well soon Minoto, best wishes from the UK. xx

Truus said...

Dear Minoto,
I'm sending all my best wishes to you! Hope you get well soon!!
Hugs!!

BETH said...

minoto you have always brightend my day when I was feeling low. I hope you read Barts blogs, because I truely wish you the best in your recovery. GET WELL SOON!! MISS YA LOTS:)

Anonymous said...

Take your time and get well Minoto; your health is more important than games. :)

candy said...

I hope he gets better soon! Thanks for telling us!

Anonymous said...

Minoto! Sorry to hear you are not well, I hope you feel better soon. Take good care of yourself and I hope your good health and games return soon. Big love xxx

Anonymous said...

Get well son best wishes you you and your family Minoto

Hannah

Pritchan said...

Minoto, i hope u get better soon!! I ( and a lot of others) miss u a lot. Sending my good vibe to u!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Minoto!!! I love your games and I hope you get well way sooner than expected!!!!

Moe said...

We all hope u get well soon to draw the smile on our faces as always. We love you and your games.
Thanks telling us Bart :)

Anonymous said...

GET WELL SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOVE YOUR GAMES!!!!
-Bunni ;P

Anonymous said...

Get well soon!

Anonymous said...

Minoto, I hope you get better soon. Your games are the thing that turns my frown into a smile on a bad day. Now when i go home and i had a bad day, i don't have something to look forward to :( ! Whenever my daughter was sad, I'd let her play minoto And she would be happy as soon as she finished one of your games! Now, We are not trying to rush you.You can take as long as you need to! If anything else bad happened to you right now, We'd cry and cry and cry and cry until we could not cry any more! So you do not have to keep reading this because it is done. Go ahead,get some rest! Love from Georgia,USA!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for letting us know, Bart!

All the best to you, Minoto!
I hope, you get all the support and aid you need, that you may recover very soon!
I wish you a happy heart and lots of love around you!!! :D
Kisses and hugs from Germany

Anonymous said...

Dear Minoto,
You have brought everyone much joy and laughter with your games, so tyvm for that! Wishing you a speedy recovery!
USA

Anonymous said...

I came late to Minoto but have gone back in archives and played all I could find. Hoping to do as many more in the future. Get well, Minoto!

Steph said...

Sorry to hear Minato's sick! I hope he gets better soon, health is very important! Best wishes to Minato, and I look forward to any future games when he's feeling better!

SwimGirl said...

Dear Minto,

I'm sorry that your ill, we all love your games. I myself, have played every escape game you have made. I love them, I'm addicted to them. I hope you get better soon, your in my prayers.

Sincerly,
An Addicted Minto Game Player

Kat said...

Dear Minoto,

Please get better soon. We miss you.

Praying for you in Canada,
Kat

PaleRose said...

Aw! Had I known all along then I wouldn't have cared about a new game at all; GET BETTER MINOTO!! You make me smile everyday with your creative games and now it's time for you to smile...when you are finally in good health! Minoto, hwaiting!! :D

Maryposa said...

Thank you Bart for letting us know about Minoto.

Minoto I hope you can feel the love and adoration poured out on these posts. You have been missed terribly and we all pray for a speedy recovery.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much Minoto! I hope you get well soon.

Unknown said...

Get well soon, Minoto!

Joaybean said...

Don't worry about making games for others. Take care of yourself and count your blessings. Many are praying for your good health and happiness. I pray He takes care of you and helps you.

Wina said...

Hope Minoto gets well. :) We all love him and sending our best wishes to Minoto

Anonymous said...

after all the joy you've brought to us, now it's our turn to wish you the same. be well and happy again very soon!

Holly Morales said...

All true fans will gladly wait until his health has improved to see the next game. We all love his work, and think of him as a friend. I, personally, would never ask my friend to get things done and published when they have personal issues in their life. We all love Minoto, and will wait with baited breath until he feels well again! That is always the most important thing! <3

Anonymous said...

Everyone loves Minoto so everyone loves you for making them!
your work wont be forgotten
Get well soon!

Anonymous said...

Sending all the best to Minoto. My thoughts are with him.

lo gagrub said...

Dear Minoto,
it was rare not to find your weekly game arround here. I hope also you´ll get well soon, and if you need more help, I can give you Reiki.
;)
take good care of you

dlorf

M. said...

Get well soon!

Lilian said...

Oh no!
Sending my best wishes to him, hopefully he'll get better soon!

Aretho said...

Get well soon Minoto! Your games are the best distractions from our busy lives. Hope to see you posting games soon!

Anonymous said...

Hope Minoto gets well soon!

Anonymous said...

I hope that all the fun he gave us, comes back to him 10 times bigger, as a very strong force to help him get trough this difficult moment. He helped me while I was in a serious treatment in NY city, and his games relieved much of my sorrow and pain, that time. please receive my personal and special thoughts and prays!!!! I hope this period goes away very quickly!! CFSM

Anonymous said...

CFSM = BRAZIL

Luna Alvaraz said...

Ah, I didn't know he was sick. I was also beginning to worry, but now that I know, I'll send my best of wishes to him! I just know you'll get better soon! And don't forget, don't rush just to make another game. Take your time to heal, we'll always be here on bontegames.com, so no worries if you know it's gonna take awhile!

Anonymous said...

get well soon minto your games and barts are my fav

Anonymous said...

Love you Minoto! You make the world a better place.

BobMan4325 said...

Yeah, I'm sorry about Minoto. Yes, my brother loved the Ugly Duck series, and I just love Minoto in general. Pur-leease get well soon Minoto!

No really. Get well SOON!

Anonymous said...

We all miss you minoto! Get better soon! No; really! Get better really soon! Get better really really really really Soon! (i am thinking i might need more reallys!) From,The USA!

Sephora said...

Get well soon Minoto!

Aldo Bertolini said...

.We are missing you aldo from italy

llamallama123 said...

what t minoto sick.he can't get sick because we need his escape game.why why

Anonymous said...

I hope you get well soon, Minoto, I'm sending lots of positive energy your way!

french said...

Minoto we love you, we miss you, we wish you good health and happiness.

Please keep in touch (thanks Bart for updating us).

Love! xx

french said...

Minoto we love you, we miss you, we wish you good health and happiness.

Please keep in touch (thanks Bart for updating us).

Love! xx

Anonymous said...

I hope Minoto feels better soon, I love his games and wish him all the very best!

I LOVE MINTO! said...

I miss you minto! please get better really really really really soon!

Debbie said...

Hoping you're feeling better, Minoto. Thanks for the update.

PLEASE GET BETTER................NOW! If you can. said...

Minoto, we all miss you. Please get better soon. I wish you could get better NOW. But life does not work like that. Please get better NOW if you can. Just please get better sometime! But i would like it to be.........NOW!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I took so long to notice, but hope you get well soon Minoto! I (along wit many others) miss your games!

Anonymous said...

聞いて、すぐによく Minoto を得るために申し訳ありません ! 世界がなかったりしたら終わりましょお

Anonymous said...

I hope you get well soon Minoto! :)

Best wishes from Wisconsin

Mayanne said...

Oh no! Espero que te mejores pronto minoto! A todos nos gusta los juegos! Amor,MayAnne

Nathan said...

Get well soon, Minoto!

Mishie said...

So sorry to hear you've been sick, Minoto. I pray you'll be well very soon.

Anonymous said...

Get well soon!

Anonymous said...

Minoto! We all miss your games, and love you! Get better quickly!

Anonymous said...

i'll be praying for u :)

zoz said...

Please feel better soon! We've all missed you so much!

Someone(haha) said...

AH! Minoto, please get well soon! I miss you and your games very much! Best of luck to you! :3

irishenigma said...

Minoto...I have been missing your wonderful, quirky and fun games! I wish for you restored health :) You have given all addicted gamers many hours of laughter and fun so please Get Well Soon!

Born said...

Minoto....We miss your games so sorry you are not well, but glad your getting better...Praying that you will once again become well. I so love your games to! Thank you for making them. Get well soon looking forward to seeing you back and well!

borntoworshipgod
EG24 gamer.

jonthewatch said...

Hoping Minoto recovers quickly!

EG24

Anonymous said...

We all love your games minoto!
and we really appreciate it that you make games for us!!

I hope you feel better soon!!

Anonymous said...

Awww...
MISS YOU MINOTOOO!!!

GET BETTER SOON! said...

Minoto, We all miss you so much. I miss you so much that I could cry. In fact I think I will! *Everybody joins In* WHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I NOW HAVE TO GO SOMEWHERE. THE BATHROOM!!!!!

alkmar =) said...

Minoto, wish you all the best and hope you will get well very soon!!! Huugggss

alkmar =) said...

Minoto, wish you all the best and hope you will get well very soon!!! Huugggss

Allyson :) said...

Get well soon Minoto!!! I love your games!! <3<3<3

Cyn said...

Just curious, Bart, if you have received any updates on how Minoto is doing. I hope he's doing better.

Bart said...

No updates on Minoto... I'll let you know as soon as I hear something.

Anonymous said...

Minoto, wish you all the best and hope you will get well very soon!

Leena from Finland

ANIMA said...

I hope, Minoto, you will get well soon.
It's the 22th of august today, and there's no sound about him. I'm worried and wonder what kind of illness it is.
Best wishes, Maria

Justine said...

Minoto, hope and wish that you'll get well soon. Will pray for your health and take good care.

KittenMitten said...

Dear Minto, Please get well soon! We all miss your games! I hope you feel better. Best wishes Minto!

Steve said...

Get well soon Minoto! We love you and hope you are getting better! From Canada with deepest respect :)

Greebo said...

Dear Minoto, Wishing you better health and happiness. Your games have given me many happy hours. Thank you from California.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you complete healing and vibrant health. Thank you for your games, I have enjoyed their humor and whimsy.

Anonymous said...

Bart,

It has been a long time now, since we have heard about Minoto. Do you know if he is doing better? In May you wrote that he hoped to have a new game out by June.Unfortunately that didn't happen.Please give us an update, if you have one.

Ted

Bart said...

Sorry, but I have had no more news on Minoto...
As soon as there is news, I will surely post something on the blog!

Anonymous said...

Dear Minoto,

Thanks for all these good games.
I played the game of May 10 minutes ago thinking about you.

I truly hope you're recovering health and forces. Take care of you.

Sincerely,
Aude



Bart said...

UPDATE: I got a message from Minoto saying he's doing fine now! So that is good news! And he's working on his new game.

Leena said...

Great!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness, a site and person that actually found out something. Minoto's games have always been my favorite, so cute and fun. Please send my best wishes of health and happiness to him.

tam said...

Wonderful! Thanks for keeping us informed and even more thanks for the excellent news :)

MangaFlower said...

Ooooh! what a relief! thank you, Minoto, for getting better... really looking forward to tha new game!

Anonymous said...

Oh, so good to hear that Minoto is feeling better! I really missed his wonderful games and I'm looking forward to new ones. Greetings from Sweden!

Anonymous said...

How Minoto doing now?

 

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