Early footage of Notch’s new game

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Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has released some early footage of the game he is currently making: 0x10c. Even though I’m not really sure what that means or how to pronounce it, I’m pretty sure it’s been invaded by a Team Fortress 2 soldier. Oh and it’s in space and it’s got a lot of pew pew in it.

PCG quoted Notch saying:

“The goal is to have it feel a bit like Firefly,” says Notch. “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 FTL. ”

“The idea is if the gravity generator crashes and you accelerate, you kind of get pushed backwards. If you get hit by something, everything can go ‘Bonk!’ You have wires, you have attachment parts that kind of hang down, so you can see [the effects of gravity and inertia] in how the wires hang. That’s one thing I don’t like about space games: they focus on the ship instead of the people in the ship. I want this to feel a bit like Alien, where the ship has this personality.”

In short, the game will focus on people in the space ship, who will have to maintain the ship. But what will it look like? Notch has commented that he is very tempted to go with the Minecraft look of pixelated textures.

 

Last Updated: October 15, 2012

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