Indie computer game Minecraft!

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  1. delta7890

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    Not sure how many folks here have heard of this game, but it's awesome!

    Here's the gist: You are plopped down into a blocky, randomly generated world filled with lakes, oceans, mountains, beaches, forests, and caves! Every time you start a new world you get something new! And once you're there, you...can do whatever you want! The main focus is on mining and building. Almost every substance in the game world can be broken down. Materials can be combined to create new things, like weapons and armor and tools or new kinds of blocks. You can even make minecarts and track systems to ride around on!

    Lurking in caves and appearing at night are monsters too, which you'll have to fend off if you want to survive! Building a shelter will protect you from harm. The game is made by a single man, "Notch", and is updated at least a couple times a week, with super special updates every Friday.

    The game's basic "survival" and "creative" modes are both free to try, but are terribly outdated. The newest, most up-to-date "Alpha" build can be played by purchasing the game for a mere 10 pounds (about 12 or 13 USD.)

    You can play the game yourself right here: Minecraft

    Notch's personal development blog is here: The Word of Notch

    And a handy wiki with all the information you'll need about the game is here: Minepedia - The Minecraft Wiki!


    I've been playing for a few months now, with a paid account, and absolutely love it. Right now Notch's biggest project is true multiplayer for the massive Alpha mode, which will be infinitely fun. All indications show it will be ready for initial playtesting for the public within the coming weeks. This game is awesome, and has started to get some real attention, even as far as appearing on Valve's TF2 blog and the front page of Kotaku!
     
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    This looks like fun so I paid for it and played for a few minutes until my computer had a blue screen of death and now seems to dead, I'm not too pleased!
     
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    The game is in Alpha. So there's glitches galore.
     
  4. Kickback

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    If the game causes the blue screen of death on your computer, that's more than a glitch.
     
  5. Triple Melter

    Triple Melter come on fhqwhgads

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    oh rly. should he have said bug?
     
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    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    The game is written in Java, so it's highly unlikely anything that Java is doing, like the game, is breaking your computer.

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    Minecraft though, is a little masterpiece. There is so much beauty in its simplicity. And these are randomly generated maps. Surviving is hard at first, but easy when you get the hang of it. Mining gets hardcore, and building something out of everything you mine is incredibly rewarding. For anyone interested, at least watch this video:

    YouTube - Minecraft Tutorial - How to Survive your First Night

    It will also run on a toaster. Easily the best $15 I spent this whole year.
     
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    Been playing Alpha since the TF2 Blog plug, playing Classic long before that. LOVE this game to bits. Worth every penny I paid. :D 

    There's still the occasional unfortunate glitch or two (like my recent complete loss of a world. :(  ), but it's still a kickass game.
     
  8. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Not this toaster :lol 
    It actually looked really fun, I was going to give it a shot, but I'd need to buy a whole new computer to do so.
     
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    I eagerly anticipate the inevitable steam release.
     
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    for anyone sitting on the fence about buying the full game its going beta on the 20th. Also in the details they say that any alpha player will get all the upgrades that they release along the line white new players will have to pay for any large bonus content.
     
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    Glad I bought it.
     
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    yeah I signed up a few weeks ago after the short free week.
     
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    I just paid for mine, so that I could have free updates from now on. xD
     
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    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    AWWWWW! i just died in lava and lost all my stuff!
     
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    A decent update has just been released for this including -

    1) Note blocks (right click to tune, trigger to play)
    2) 15 wool dyes (work on sheep too)
    3) A new water dwelling mob (squid)
    4) New tree types
    5) Reeds magically turned into sugar canes. They still make paper.
    6) A bunch of new crafting recipes
    7) A craftable Dispensor (link it with a trigger and fill it with arrows and you have an arrow turret)
    8) Cake

    and spiders can now climb walls - Aaaargh!
     
  18. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    fuuuuck...
     
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    The best use of the new note blocks so far - Still alive
     
  20. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Anyone know how to post/make ways I could show off my house in game so you folks can tour it?
     

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