Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, the brains behind the hugely popular game Minecraft, has moved on from his brick building title, although it does remain to be seen whether he will be a victim of his own success in due time with new games that he releases down the line. Why don’t you be the judge this time around, with the maiden footage of his new game titled ‘0x10c’ being released to the masses as shown above?
Granted, the video leans more towards a development test of the game’s art and dynamic lights as Markus shoots lasers down dark hallways, but Markus did mention, “The goal is to have it feel a bit like [US sci-fi show] Firefly.You can try to land on a planet but you mess up and, instead of having the ship just explode like it would in real life, the landing gear gets broken. Then you have to try to fix that by finding resources. Instead of the adventure being flying from here to here, it’s: ‘I set the destination, oh god I hit a small asteroid and the cloaking device broke’. I think they really nailed that kind of emergent aspect in [spaceship simulation game] FTL.”
The game is definitely in its early phase of development, but it has been confirmed that as a player, you will be in possession of a ship that has an on-board computer for you to program, all 16-bits of it. The whole idea of the game will not require you to know programming, although you can share the code that you have come up with, so I believe that programmers worth their salt might find this to be something out of the ordinary.
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