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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Minecraft - The Devil

If you're one of those people who got stuck playing FarmVille or some other simple yet addictive-as-hell game and you never want to go through that again, stop reading right now. This post is about Minecraft.

Minecraft was born in the mind of  Notch, he was influenced by similar games (Infiniminer, to mention one) and had alot of spare time after quitting his job as a game developer. The game itself looks incredibly simple, the graphics are so, for lack of a better word, bad that even Hideo Kojima probably has nightmares about it. 
Picture grabbed from Google Images.
But what is so, so, so captivating about Minecraft is that it awakes the architect in each and every one of us. You  want to build bigger and better fortresses/houses/underground tunnels/etc. The first day I spent about 8 straight hours ingame, sad I know. But wait, there's more!

Monsters
This game isn't just about building, there's also the survival part. At day, the sun is shining (yellow giant mega pixel), but after the sun sets and it gets dark, the monsters come out. Yeah, these bad fellas are going to hunt you and your family until you die. To kill monsters, you need to make weapons. Weapons are made of wood, preferably combined with something stronger like rock, iron or diamond. Diamond is of course the strongest material you can use for your weapons, but it's also much harder to find. 

Every world is different
When you first step into the world of minecraft, a huge world is auto-generated for you (unless you join a multiplayer server, then it is generated on the server duh!) and it wont look close to anyone else's. Another very awesome feature is that it is infinite horizontally, yes that means what you think it means, you can't run off the edge of the world, it is generated as you go. There are neat features such as water (that can flood places like caves, and you can carry it in home-made buckets if you want to make your own pool) and lava (which burns!)  and much more. The game is still in heavy development, but alot of features work very well. A heads up though; as I write this damage isn't yet implemented in the multiplayer software, so I suggest testing singleplayer first.

But hey, don't take my word for it, try it yourself at www.minecraft.net or check out this youtube search
Here's a personal favourite of mine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnjSWPxJxNs 

35 comments:

  1. This looks like a little gem

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  2. I'm proud to say I never got hooked on Farmville. I was a Family Feud addict. I remedied that problem a while back. Awesome review.

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  3. Added this on my games list, I have to check it out sometime soon.

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  4. Jesus, sounds like I need to stay the hell away from this game. I already had to quit Evony because of massive amounts of time wasted. Good post, bro.

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  5. so beating buying it now in case i should ever want to play it since hes offering it for @ $10

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  6. I'm already playing poker like 2 or 3 hours a day on facebook so I'm better of not trying this game..

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  7. Woo Minecraft blowing up man! My house burned down cause I tried to make a firepit and forgot one block...

    http://quarterqwerty.blogspot.com/

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  8. I liked what you said on my blog earlier today... GTL and blogging FTW!

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  9. i keep hearing about this game. i have to check it out now

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  10. it looks great!==> supportin!

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  11. Thanks for warning, I'm already addicted. I've been playing for a couple of weeks by now :p

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  12. Minecraft is too addicting. :3

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  13. lol, just started playing this again! it is really addicting :D

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  14. Oh hell yes, Minecraft is fucking awesome. I'm currently lookin' fer' diamonds so I can make A FUCKING DIAMOND CASTLE!

    Känns bra, man.

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  17. you've got some good insight in this post :)

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  18. Bought it sunday and I must say it is awesome!
    The horrible graphics really shows that it is the gameplay that makes people addicted.

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  19. I'll play it but it shall not control me!

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  20. Man when I first got this game I must have put in three to four hours a day for two weeks. :(

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  21. that's a unique perspective on it!

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  22. Good work! Following and Supporting!!

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  23. i have seen this game and it is indeed really addictive... i can see many people wasting hours and hours to no end on this game

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  24. I always wanted to try minecraft. guess i never got around to it. oh well. GREAT POST :D

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  25. Best indie game for sure. I bought the full version for $15 dollars, so worth it.

    It took a little to get used to, but the community is so nice. Go check out their forums for tips and help. There's even a wiki!

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