Saturday, July 30, 2011

MineCraft 1.8: so cool, so far away

List of changes in the adventure update @MineCraft Wiki

I'm telling you, I can't wait for it. New mobs, biomes, blocks, NPC villagers, underground constructions, strongholds, farming options and more. This is huge. My main interest is focused on biomes and NPCs. I'm searching thru the Internet to find some new information but everything's so blurry. Although, I slowly begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel of the MineCraft development. But there's also a sad part of this story - most likely the update is not gonna happen within the next month.

Crayon Physics Deluxe: Why?!?

As I mentioned in my previous post, I bought a pack of 5 indie games, namely Humble Indie Bundle #3. One of the games in this pack is Crayon Physics Deluxe. It's a physics puzzle game, you must help a little red ball to reach a star. To do so you draw things: lines, boxes, circles, pins. Anything you want. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?

It's fun but only for a few moments. After, let's say, 20 levels, the game becomes a little boring. You know all solutions, you know how it all works and start to use the simplest way to advance and finish the game as soon as possible. The game has a huge potential but I think it was partially wasted. What a great pity. 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Humble Indie Bundle #3

Yesterday, while surfing over the Internet with no purpose I found something really great. It's Humble Indie Bundle, a pack of 5 games made by independent developers which can be purchased at the prize you set by yourself. Amazing. And you can help charity.

Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, Hammerfight, VVVVVV and And Yet It Moves. All pretty cool but Crayon Physics Deluxe seems to be the best for me.

First look at MineCraft. More to come!

MineCraft is awesome. I play this game for last 2 weeks and can't stop. Basically, I have a feeling that this is the game that I've been waiting for ever. Seriously. Here you are, start with empty hands, the world is yours, with hundreds options, do what you want, create anything you want, your imagination is your limit. MineCraft was created for me.

I remember myself playing other "sandbox" games like GTA: San Andreas or The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The most exploited aspect of these games by me, was their openness of the worlds, not the scenario. Buying new houses, collecting things which were usually pretty much useless, decorating and so on. And now I get a game that offers me it all, more refined and polished. 

MineCraft is still in the phase of beta testing, although anybody who has purchased the game can play without any restrictions. Multiplayer is aviable and it's great! The developer keeps adding new things with every update and these things are usually big steps of the evolution. New accessories, new blocks, new worlds, new food, new mobs. The list never ends. And what's the best about it, is that the game is an indie game, which gives the hope that the developer won't abandon the project after its official release.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. I will try to write more about MineCraft and be more specific about it next time. I'm also really interested in the indie games projects lately, so you can expect more write-ups on this topic too.

On a good ending I put a few of my MineCraft pictures: