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Incredible use of minecraft

at 13:47 - 29th, September 2010
Mincraft (wiki page), for those that don't know, is a 'game' of exploration and building. Curt had a great little post on his site about it here.

A quote from the page on Curt's site:
It’s not a browser game anymore (though you can play the old browser version for free on the site).

I managed to get some time in before it ceased to be free to play. It’s kind of hard to describe, but I’ll try. It’s a game with no real goal, kind of like The Sims. The twist, of course, is that you need to survive, as once night falls, things become suddenly more dangerous. Furthermore, it’s got more of a focus on exploration and crafting. In that vein, it’s kind of like a Robinson Crusoe kind of game where you have to find all your resources and build all your tools.

The game in it’s current state is very interesting and I haven’t been bored by it yet, but I could see how it could get boring, particularly if you don’t care to explore much, or don’t like building things, or are looking for an existing plotline.

It also has strong potential for unique player experiences, much like Dwarf Fortress or Rogue, only it doesn’t have the unintelligible interface of the former, and it it encourages more creativity on the player’s part than the latter.

I like the idea and tried to get my hands on it but didn't spend much time trying.
This video just takes the whole thing to a new level though.

This guy built an ALU (arithmetic logic unit / basic calculator processor) inside minecraft.

He even goes on to say he could probably build a compiler, insane!
a game that allows you to build a compiler so that you can build other programs...

right now it's in it's most basic form, so it's a little slow but at least it's 16 bit.

• Alex


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News comment 1 | User comment 766 | 14:09 - 29th, Sep 2010

little less impressive but still awesome :

andrew andrew
News comment 2 | User comment 1361 | 14:31 - 29th, Sep 2010

i was playing this this morning.. sorta fun

Alex Alex
News comment 3 | User comment 4957 | 15:41 - 29th, Sep 2010

@christophe pretty cool. i don't have sound on my laptop and was thinking at first: ok, so he emptied the entire world and then made one GIANT room. then he turned and pow.

@andy did you make anything interesting yet?

andrew andrew
News comment 4 | User comment 1361 | 16:44 - 29th, Sep 2010

you know at first i tried it and got bored fast.. i gave it another shot an hour or so ago and now i think im addicted

Alex Alex
News comment 5 | User comment 4957 | 21:08 - 29th, Sep 2010

where did you get it? only for windows right?

Curt Curt
News comment 6 | User comment 281 | 14:12 - 30th, Sep 2010

NERD!!! Just kidding. That's actually really impressive, and it really shows how much one can truly do in a sandbox environment.

His voice reminds me of Milton from Office Space, though. ;)

Oh, and Minecraft is available for all platforms as it's just a Java app. I'm pretty sure the Windows exe is little more than a wrapper.

js js
News comment 7 | User comment 1051 | 23:10 - 30th, Sep 2010

Hilarious Minecraft House Fire - Watch more Game Trailers

Lol, just found this one.

Alex Alex
News comment 8 | User comment 4957 | 11:47 - 1st, Oct 2010

i was playing a bit last night and dug out the underneath of an entire mountain hoping that the mountain would cave in once i cut the last line to solid ground. unfortunately no.

then i took a trip to the very bottom of my lake.

the free version of the 'game' is missing life
flowers are a nice touch but some fish or land animals would be nice

Curt Curt
News comment 9 | User comment 281 | 15:47 - 1st, Oct 2010

There are animals in the alpha, which you can kill for food and other supplies. There are still no real physics to speak of, however. You can make floating platforms and such, still.

Alex Alex
News comment 10 | User comment 4957 | 15:49 - 1st, Oct 2010

i did find a certain rock in the classic that actually would lower itself once you broke what was underneath, but wouldn't work for my plan of avalanche.

i'm sure if i tried i could find a way though

andrew andrew
News comment 11 | User comment 1361 | 9:42 - 8th, Oct 2010

cool in the geekiest kind of way

Alex Alex
News comment 12 | User comment 4957 | 10:28 - 8th, Oct 2010

hehe, christophe posted a link to that above :D but yea, is insane
also incredible how no matter what the settings the game always runs great

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