The long anticipated game from Mojang has finally released. Minecraft is a survival creation game in which the end goal isn’t always quite the same for everyone. If you had asked me a year ago if I wanted to play a game where the majority of it involved digging in a hole, I would have avoided you because surely you’re diseased. Before I start gushing into how much this game has changed my perspectives, let’s dig into what makes Minecraft such a spectacular success.
With September 8th rapidly approaching millions of Minecrafters are gearing up for what might be the biggest update so far. The “Adventure Update” will include the addition of new enemies, new combat mechanics, more game modes, and the long awaited “Eat to live/Food Meter” functionality, which I’m convinced is going to be twice as annoying as the Day to Night Mechanic but whatever people want it. You can actually get a full list of the updates here, as well as a look at what’s to come from future updates. Personally, I’m more excited about 1.9′s addition of Boss Mobs, but 1.8 is still going to be killer cool and will more than likely continue to keep me from using the hours of my life wisely. The trailer above gives us a look at some of the things we can expect with the release of this update. Now, the September 8th release date is to be considered a loose one, so I would get my hopes up too soon. That’s all for now…. Troll, out.
Minecraft, the quintessential sandbox PC game, has sold over 500,000 copies of the game as of this Friday, October 29, 2010. Developed by Swedish-based company ‘Mojang AB,’ the insanely addictive indie hit has garnered millions of registered users, while still being only in the Alpha phase of development. With promises of the beta to come shortly, and many new updates and re-designs in the works, the popularity of the software is almost guaranteed to expand. Thus raising the question:
Taking careful note of the echo that made last week’s podcast damn near un-listenable, we moved the show to a more traditional Skype setting. This week we’re joined by the forums’ own pnusbals, to discuss everything to the joys of stalking Molly, to Vindictus (the new obsession of GolgoHouse). You know the drill, click the links below… if you dare!