Minecraft | J@N | 10.12.10

Minecraft | J@N | 10.12.10

In the latest internet gaming craze, an indie developer has managed to capture the hearts and minds of thousands of addicted gamers by creating a charmingly low-resolution gaming phenomenon known as Minecraft. We’re here to tell you all about the reasons this game is quickly becoming a giant in the world of gaming, despite lacking the marketing and development clout of a higher-budget game.

Show Feeds:

Tonight’s Show Notes & Download Below:

Developed by a 1-man dev team Markus Persson (“Notch”) from Sweden.  Inspired by games like Infiniminer, Dwarf Fortress and Garry’s Mod, the game is basically a building simulator that also includes (in the paid-for Alpha version) a survival mode, environmental hazards, crafting and more.

There’s a free Java version called “creative mode” that’s just for building.

Sept 29th Monetary Figures
http://troublethinking.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/minecraft-developer-is-now-a-multi-millionaire/

Big budget devs: Pay attention to Minecraft!
http://epicdolls.com/beauturkey/?p=3830

  • You can never copy the magic!

Notch’s personal Tumblr blog:  http://notch.tumblr.com/

Halloween Update coming soon:  http://www.minecraft.net/boo/

PC Gamer launches public server:
http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/10/12/strike-the-earth-the-pc-gamer-minecraft-server-is-open/

PICS:
http://i.imgur.com/r5aiq.jpg
http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l9gzjpkz1c1qzd3eyo1_500.jpg
http://notch.tumblr.com/photo/1280/1285109161/1/tumblr_la37loKz0B1qzd3ey

VIDEOS:
INTERSTATE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asImTDkPWKA
BURNT HOUSE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnjSWPxJxNs
TIME LAPSE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5haSWXZ0aI

Question? Comments? Contact us here!