With as much attention and money as MineCraft has been getting lately, I won’t be surprised if some company makes a clone of it, possibly even releasing before the original reaches full release, since it is the work of one person. Really though, it deserves the attention. I haven’t bought it (yet), I just played it over the free weekend (because the auth servers went down), but it is worth the asking price.
I’ve been working on a game lately when I have time. It’s probably way too early to talk about but I’m going to say a little anyway. The title of the game is “This Celestial Life” and it’s sort of my take on the Japanese dating sim. It isn’t really about dating, though; it’s basically directly inspired by the non-combat portions of Persona 3.
There’s a new interview at Rock, Paper, Shotgun with Jack Emmert from Cryptic discussing the recently-announced game they’re working on, Neverwinter. I have a hunch that it will flop, with all the attendant consequences for Cryptic and Atari that implies. I could be completely wrong; it wouldn’t be the first time nor the last.