If there’s one game that everyone has been dying to see make the transition to virtual reality, it’s Minecraft. With its infinite, procedural generated worlds, it could be one of the first VR games with the ability to complete immerse players from the minute they put on their headsets — and now it’s finally available on the Gear VR.
Without any warning whatsoever, the developer behind Minecraft released a new game on Steam over the weekend called Crown and Council. Crown and Council is a strategy game from Mojang “about conquering land and obliterating rival monarchs,” built from the ground up by Mojang employee Henrik Pettersson.
For many developers, the allure of creating a hit application and raking in lots of money is enough to justify long hours and months, if not years, of thankless work spent hunched over a computer and tinkering with code. And while some developers may not be interested in being bought out by a larger corporation (read: Mark Zuckerberg), for others, the money, which can be life-changing, is simply too good to pass up.
While one might easily assume that developers who cash out for untold millions are just as happy living the good life as they are coding away at a 9-5, that’s not always the case.
Minecraft is nothing less than a phenomenon, and the game’s upcoming new chapter is shaping up to be one of the most exciting releases of 2015. Minecraft: Story Mode will be an entirely new take on the pixelated masterpiece, injecting the popular characters into a narrative reminiscent of a LEGO game.
Warning: If you’re a fan of video games — even a casual gaming fan — we’re not sure there is anything that can prepare you for how insanely awesome the demo video you’re about to watch is.
Microsoft held its huge press event at the annual E3 conference earlier today, and there were several highlights from the show. First and foremost, the company announced that the Xbox One will be backward compatible with Xbox 360 games before the holidays this year. That was enough to make Xbox fans positively giddy, but Microsoft was only getting started.
What do you get when you cross the fantasy world from HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones with the blocky digital phenomenon that is Mincraft? You get WesterosCraft, which, as you might have guessed, is Westeros recreated in Minecraft. The incredible project will attempt to recreate the entire world of Westeros inside the popular game Minecraft, and the team behind this huge undertaking is already well on its way. More →
From the first alpha all the way up to its most recent update, Minecraft has never stopped growing. To this very day, Mojang is still consistently improving upon and adding to what has become one of the biggest games of the decade, but people still want to know what’s next. We finally have an answer… sort of. More →
After rumors began swirling over the past few weeks, Microsoft announced on Monday that it had officially acquired Minecraft and Mojang, the development team behind the game, for $2.5 billion. Minecraft has become a staple of console, PC and portable gaming in the years since its original release with over 100 million downloads on PC alone. More →
Minecraft players have taken a huge step towards building a functional computer inside the game by creating a critical computer component: A hard drive that can actually store data. In fact CNET reports that two such hard drives have already been created by two distinct players, including one that can store 1KB of data and a slightly bigger one that can store 4KB of data. More →
The indie game phenomenon is finally making its way to the next generation. Mojang announced on its blog on Thursday that Minecraft will be coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PS Vita in August for $19.99, rounding out the last electronic devices on the planet that weren’t able to play the game that’s solid nearly 50 million copies since its alpha release in 2009. More →
Minecraft fans who play the game on an Xbox 360 or PS3 console will be able to safely upgrade to the Xbox One or PS4 without losing any progress of their games. While the Xbox 360 and PS3 game versions won’t be compatible with the new machines, the game saves will be transferable to Microsoft’s and Sony’s last-gen consoles. More →
Not a lot of people are happy about Facebook’s acquisition of the Oculus Rift, but Notch might be the most upset of us all. In a blog post Tuesday night after the news broke, Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft and founder of Mojang, announced the cancellation of his team’s efforts to bring Minecraft to the Oculus Rift.
Minecraft, the popular sandbox construction game that has taken the world by storm, is now available for the similarly popular Raspberry Pi computer. Mojang, the company behind the hit game, announced on Monday that Minecraft: Pi Edition is available for free on the credit card-sized device. The game supports the same creative gameplay, although it doesn’t support the survival mode that mobile and desktop users have come to know. On the other hand, it also grants users the unique ability to edit the game’s code at a base level and allows them to manipulate the game to their liking. More →