Sometimes it is hard to hide your excitement about upcoming games, professionalism be damned, because there is just a lot to be excited over. For me, that is the case with Markus “Notch” Persson’s next project, 0x10c. Notch, best known for creating the smash hit intensive-labor simulator, Minecraft, has since moved on from the world of blocky mining to concentrate on his upcoming space simulation game that will feature stuff like creating your own spacecraft, giant, sprawling worlds that you can land on and explore and epic space battles. If that doesn’t sound good to you, well, I don’t even know.
We all know that even if science fiction can be a bit overexposed at times, when it is done correctly it can really be a magical thing. Seeing as though with Minecraft, Notch was able to take the concept of doing work and then building things with the spoils of your work, and make it all really addictive and fun, it should tell you something about the upcoming 0x10c. In his latest installment of video test footage from the upcoming game, Notch shows off a game that looks a little bit better than it did in the last video with some more skins and lighting elements applied to the world as well as some rudimentary sound.
While it might seem a bit early to get excited about anything, seeing a very early build of the game and that it actually does stuff, well, it is pretty cool. The highlight of this video is showing off two players in a base shooting lasers all around at each other, and while not really doing anything, it is still an upgrade from running up poorly textured blocks and a stick-for-a-gun to demonstrate bobbing in first person mode. I’d never imagine that test footage would get this much of a stir, but then again, I never imagined playing as much Minecraft as I do.
Watch the video here.