Monday, October 4, 2010
Minecraft - Fanmade Trailer
So theres this PC game called Minecraft thats not even finished yet, not even into Beta yet, it looks like it runs on an N64, its made by a single guy with limited time and resources, and yet somehow, against all odds, its taking the PC gaming world by storm. A longtime poster on the IGN PC forum called it "the best pure game in over a decade." The game, which costs 10 Euros, sold so many copies on a single day in September that Paypal froze the developer's account, claiming "suspicious activity" and freezing almost $1M in assets and transactions.
The game is best described as a giant Lego set with monsters. It starts out as a building game, then turns into a mix of survival horror and tower defense with a whole bunch of crafting and exploration thrown in. The world is randomly generated each playthrough, the size of which is over 8 times the surface of the earth, and has day and night cycles, with weather planned for the future. The game has multiplayer, but its all still in Alpha, which means it has some bugs and oddities. But already, the game has a legendary reputation. People are calling in sick to work to play it, people are turning away from Starcraft 2, Civ 5 and Reach to play it, people are making entire cities, with roller coasters and river raft rides, people are designing life size algorithmic logic units in it, people are making TNT bombs as tall as skyscrapers and blowing mile deep holes in the blocky, pixelated earth - and crashing the servers for a couple hours with them. There is a rumor its going to come out on Steam eventually, but the price is probably going to go up to $20.