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apparently the guy who made this game has made millions off of it in a really short timespan

ciderpress, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 16:05 (eight years ago) link

no matter how many of these videos i watch (especially the circuitry ones) i still don't understand wtf is going on

Muscus ex Craneo Humano (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 16:43 (eight years ago) link

just bought this game after seeing this youtube:

dude obviously spent hours and hours working on that house only to accidentally burn it to the ground loll

best poast - crazy 4 ya (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 04:07 (eight years ago) link

pretty hysterical yes, but still don't understand wtf is going on

high speed p-diddy-esque shrimping vessel (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 04:32 (eight years ago) link

the 16 bit alu one especially i watched really fascinated and totall lost

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 04:47 (eight years ago) link

It seems to basically be like a Sims/Simcity/Dungeon Keeper hybrid. Would that cover it?

Wait, I already said that lol.

cathedral-sized jellyfish in your mind (Trayce), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 04:57 (eight years ago) link

tbf i don't think i really want to get this cuz then i'm gonna play it

high speed p-diddy-esque shrimping vessel (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 04:58 (eight years ago) link

I'm not going to buy it either - I wasted enough time dicking around with the free single player version.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 08:17 (eight years ago) link

I can attest, this game has the ability to keep you up til 3am...
...fucking around with Java trying to get the free, in-browser version to work on Ubuntu.

Kerm, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 22:26 (eight years ago) link

gave up, instead just watched youtube videos of it and read a related thread on metafilter... \O_o/

Kerm, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 22:28 (eight years ago) link

uh just dreamt that I was playing Lego Minecraft.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Thursday, 14 October 2010 07:25 (eight years ago) link

this game is amazing

ive been really into this lately heh

drive this seven inch cheese steak through my philadelphia heart (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 15:49 (eight years ago) link

itt we minesweep (crüt), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 15:51 (eight years ago) link

It just occurred to me that this is the one game where you can literally beat griefers with sticks.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Wednesday, 27 October 2010 17:16 (eight years ago) link

Game is such a pain in the ass until you get coal. Usually not a problem but sometimes shit doesn't pan out and you're stuck huddling in the dark for like 4 day cycles. Booooooooo.

the depressed-saggy-japanese-salaryman of ilx posters (Will M.), Wednesday, 27 October 2010 18:38 (eight years ago) link

If you can't find coal, you can provide some light by either burning wood in a furnace or setting blocks of wood on fire with flint and steel; be careful with the latter because the fire can jump to other flammable things within range, like the walls of my first house.

lightning wrangler extraordinaire (Matt D), Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:57 (eight years ago) link

so it was discovered that the developer of popular multiplayer server software 'mcadmin' put a backdoor in his server to give him god mode on ANY server running mcadmin. his reaction? FURSECUTION!!!

vv i found this awesome displayname in the dissassembled mcadmin source code

hot_382_gay_3848_fox_5832_yiff (diamonddave85), Thursday, 28 October 2010 14:57 (eight years ago) link

Dreamt that I was making Molotov cocktails in Minecraft...

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Sunday, 31 October 2010 08:32 (eight years ago) link

02:59 Doridian its like saying a black person to paint his skin white

02:59 Doridian so nazis don't hate him

"Anus Landlord": A little rough, but good. (jamescobo), Sunday, 31 October 2010 19:48 (eight years ago) link

I'm not going to buy it either - I wasted enough time dicking around with the free single player version.

― Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 09:17 (1 month ago)

Famous last words... This game has taken up a lot of my free time in the last month.
Actually I just used an inventory cheat, which is the usual signal that I'm done with a game. At least for the moment anyway. I did give it a good send off, packing the tunnels of my minetrain with TNT and then blowing it all sky high so there was a huge rift in the ground with water pouring in from the sides. That's something that the game's website doesn't really mention - the possibility for causing massive devastation. Picking my way through what had been a 3x3 tunnel was just awe inspiring.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Saturday, 6 November 2010 23:19 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...
two weeks pass...

it Terribel !!! (forksclovetofu), Monday, 27 December 2010 19:07 (eight years ago) link

Just when you think you've got away from this game, it sucks you right back in again...

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Monday, 27 December 2010 19:33 (eight years ago) link

this game is fun! been playing it a lot lately. though i admit i'm a sucker for any game that uses procedurally generated worlds

also it seems like it's super-scalable, as in, he hasn't even come close to maxing out the amount of terrain types, craftable items, monsters, etc before the game would start to feel overstuffed. it still seems pretty barebones to me.

ciderpress, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 19:11 (eight years ago) link

Jesus, that Zelda world is insane

...and yet empty

Crazed Mister Handy (kingfish), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 19:27 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

well bye bye productivity...
1.2 Beta updates

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Friday, 14 January 2011 00:51 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

so i've only just come across this, not played it yet, but it looks mightily interesting. anyone still play it?

do you play it online with other people, or is it better to start on yer own?

F-Unit (Ste), Monday, 14 February 2011 11:04 (eight years ago) link

i haven't played it in a month or so but it's still fun, especially if you can get a few friends in on it and run a multiplayer server. it's the type of game where you have to create your own fun though since it only takes about 30 minutes to master all the survival stuff and then it's just about exploring/building/whatever

ciderpress, Monday, 14 February 2011 13:37 (eight years ago) link

my only interest in this game is watching griefing vids on youtube

weed hitler poop fart obama (Princess TamTam), Monday, 14 February 2011 15:01 (eight years ago) link

I still play this sometimes. My PC is p-slow though, frame rate drops off whenever there's a big hole in the ground.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Monday, 14 February 2011 15:06 (eight years ago) link


ciderpress, Saturday, 19 February 2011 19:50 (eight years ago) link

o no -

JimD, Tuesday, 22 February 2011 16:04 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

Ok, i'm now hooked on this

Crazed Mister Handy (kingfish), Monday, 28 March 2011 06:18 (eight years ago) link

I volunteer at a middle school and a whole bunch of kids have gotten way into this. Which is awesome, because 4 weeks ago they just played shitty Flash games from adult swim over and over in 'lab time'.

Not the real Village People, Monday, 28 March 2011 07:03 (eight years ago) link

This game is still eating up a huge chunk of my time.

i never got around to trying this, might do tonight.

what's the addiction?

F-Unit (Ste), Monday, 28 March 2011 09:54 (eight years ago) link

You can build whatever you want (if you can get the materials). You fight monsters. It's possible to devise your own machines to automatically kill mobs. There's the exploration of a procedurally generated world which can be vast.
Basically I knew I was hooked when I was digging directly underneath me (never do this BTW) and fell down the hole into a huge cavern. From there I explored a huge underground cave network, not really knowing where the hell I was, until I came across a vertical shaft. I looked up and saw... daylight! Building a staircase up the shaft, I reached the surface and managed to navigate my way back to my base. It was one of those "wow awesome" moments that games often strive for but rarely deliver.

It's the fun of building or tunneling out something extravagant, then getting bored and either flooding it or setting it on fire.

I want them to institute muskets and horses next.

Crazed Mister Handy (kingfish), Tuesday, 29 March 2011 01:06 (eight years ago) link

tangentially related at best, but one of the Facebook pages I run for work gets fucking SLAMMED with spam offering free Minecraft accounts to gullible tools who hand over their FB logins/personal info/god only knows what else. like at one point a few months ago we had 18,000 inbound referrals to our page just from ONE scam site, and there are like 5-8 of them active at any given moment.

the pussy/butthole addendum (jamescobo), Tuesday, 29 March 2011 01:13 (eight years ago) link

The 1.4 beta test vids with the new "wolfies" look amusing.

Crazed Mister Handy (kingfish), Tuesday, 29 March 2011 16:26 (eight years ago) link

i think i understand the concept of this game. what i don't understand is why the graphics are so exaggeratedly crude.

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 29 March 2011 16:31 (eight years ago) link

you know one (1) guy does all the coding right

ℳℴℯ ❤\(◕‿◕✿ (Princess TamTam), Tuesday, 29 March 2011 16:36 (eight years ago) link

one lone fucktard

ℳℴℯ ❤\(◕‿◕✿ (Princess TamTam), Tuesday, 29 March 2011 16:36 (eight years ago) link

oh i thought it was essential to the gameplay or something.

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 29 March 2011 16:37 (eight years ago) link

that guy's also currently a millionaire

ℳℴℯ ❤\(◕‿◕✿ (Princess TamTam), Tuesday, 29 March 2011 16:39 (eight years ago) link

Modding is the reason people still give one shit about this game. Microsoft would have to be stupid to ah wait a minute..

wackness unlimited (snoball), Wednesday, 10 September 2014 17:31 (five years ago) link

xp I have to agree that Minecraft doesn't sustain my interest any more either. I recently started a new world on Hard and found the first few nights a cakewalk since I knew what to do so well. Actually one time I spawned on a small island with one tree and still didn't find it a challenge.

Basically I knew I was hooked when I was digging directly underneath me (never do this BTW) and fell down the hole into a huge cavern. From there I explored a huge underground cave network, not really knowing where the hell I was, until I came across a vertical shaft. I looked up and saw... daylight! Building a staircase up the shaft, I reached the surface and managed to navigate my way back to my base. It was one of those "wow awesome" moments that games often strive for but rarely deliver.

― did you notice "you spin me round" was playing in the background? (snoball), Monday, March 28, 2011 11:16 AM (3 years ago)

^^^ I haven't had an experience like this playing Minecraft more or less since I posted that.

wackness unlimited (snoball), Wednesday, 10 September 2014 17:35 (five years ago) link

There's the purely creative aspect as well, too. Recreate something from reality or in another game- or design a building on a whim. Those kind of projects I always found fun. When one approach goes stale, another approach becomes interesting again.

Evan, Wednesday, 10 September 2014 18:14 (five years ago) link

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 11 September 2014 17:03 (five years ago) link

Does anyone else think Minecraft has peaked and that $2B is an astonishing overvaluation? Minecraft was mentioned on Coronation Street the other night FFS.

fields of salmon, Thursday, 11 September 2014 17:05 (five years ago) link

Sale confirmed.

Minecraft has kind of peaked- I'm expecting it to be Angry Birds'd in whatever way it already is not.

Evan, Monday, 15 September 2014 15:05 (five years ago) link

It's possible there's more growth top - it's still pretty amazing how far this game has gotten with like zero paid promotion (at least before it hit Xbox)

Nhex, Monday, 15 September 2014 15:52 (five years ago) link

Microsoft clearly read the same article I did, which argued that Minecraft isn't a game it's an "entertainment platform." Browsing through YouTube you can certainly see how this argument could be made.

Personally, I suspect the underlying codebase is far too rickety to become much more of a slick, DLC crossplatform in-app purchase multimedia streaming entertainment platform than it already is—I'm paraphrasing someone else—"Notch's main achievement wasn't Minecraft itself, it was getting the Java programming language to do that."

The degree of success Minecraft has achieved may have as much to do with rise of the YouTube gaming video as an "art form."

I wonder how much money Microsoft already made on Xbox Arcade copies of Minecraft?

fields of salmon, Monday, 15 September 2014 21:04 (five years ago) link

The common line I've heard is that Microsoft have paid the money to purchase a 'generation of gamers' IE everyone sub-teen.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:14 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

It's too cold to do anything this weekend so I downloaded this again after having not played it for over six months. WTF is this all this diorite etc. everywhere?

You are swimming in spaghetti. Without a paddle. (snoball), Sunday, 1 February 2015 00:18 (four years ago) link

Not familiar with that one, not played vanilla mc for a long time

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Sunday, 1 February 2015 00:24 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

Just swung my sword at a rabbit and it made an "eeeep!" noise, then it fell off a mountain and died with "eeeeeetthhhhhrrrp!" sound. I felt like Hitler. Sometimes I wonder if this game was secretly designed by Morrissey. In my defence, I was on top of a snow covered mountain and really hungry. Elsewhere, I was digging in an abandoned mine when a skeleton fell through a hole in the ceiling and I nearly shat myself.

Hugh G. Wreckjoke (snoball), Saturday, 4 April 2015 17:26 (four years ago) link

I've been messing around with the Fossils and Archeology mod. So far I've grown a tiny dino and have a baby Brachiosaurus which has now started to eat my hedges.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Saturday, 4 April 2015 17:29 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

so playing with my godson today, we built a tree house out of Jukeboxes. It had a gold floor and four poster bed. In the back there was a christmas tree, grand piano, ironing board, and some barrels.

Green juice flowed down from the house to the ground, where an enclosure was created to house the dozens of baby dinosaurs we'd hatched.

And we had a scattering of pirate wives spawned in for good measure.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Sunday, 19 April 2015 18:42 (four years ago) link

Neat resource pack, though are those custom trees off to the left?

Evan, Wednesday, 22 April 2015 14:42 (four years ago) link

They're part of either Forestry, Bibliowoods, or Biomes O Plenty mods. Not sure, there's hundreds of mods in this pack (Resonant Rise)

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Wednesday, 22 April 2015 14:52 (four years ago) link

six months pass...

Does anyone itt still minecraft?

Evan, Thursday, 19 November 2015 21:47 (three years ago) link


Jeff, Thursday, 19 November 2015 22:12 (three years ago) link

now i am imagining that itt means "in their tweens"

but srsly, i haven't in a while but i keep thinking about picking it up again. it was always fun to goof aorund w/ while doing other stuff on my pc. i wonder if a lot has changed?

nerd shit (Will M.), Thursday, 19 November 2015 22:36 (three years ago) link

They've added a whole ton of content continuously. The game is still a pretty great mapmaking tool. Shame the young demographic association overshadows everything else!

Evan, Friday, 20 November 2015 02:00 (three years ago) link

if i had nothing else to do, this would own me I'm sure.

i made a scope for my laser musket out of some (forksclovetofu), Friday, 20 November 2015 02:41 (three years ago) link

I get the (rather lovely I must say) ambient tunes from this stuck in my head all the time, thanks to the stepkids and bf constantly playing the darn thing. Their latest project is making a replica JurassicWorld.

I checked Snoops , and it is for real (Trayce), Friday, 20 November 2015 03:12 (three years ago) link

Yeah I still minecraft.

My godson recently obtained it for his xbox, and its the first time I've ever played it 'multiplayer' (just the two of us anyway), and really enjoyed the share-building aspect of it. Good fun.

By myself I still jump into pc version using the ATI launcher yogpack mods, very easy to set up, because y'know - tons of extra blocks.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Friday, 20 November 2015 11:59 (three years ago) link

I still play vanilla minecraft from time to time. Normally I spend most of my time digging out tunnels for an elaborate underground minecart network. It's just very relaxing way to spend time. When a new release comes out I go on little adventures to acquire all the new blocks. There's a new release due soon I believe.
I tried online multiplayer but it wasn't cooperative enough for my liking - just a bunch of strangers doing their own thing. I suppose it would be different if you were playing among friends.

treefell, Friday, 20 November 2015 13:10 (three years ago) link

the share-building part is the best part! the last time i played a bunch was when some coworkers set up a server on the work network and we could build stuff together/more specifically build our own cool things near each other and then see the other person's stuff and kinda get jealous of it.

nerd shit (Will M.), Monday, 23 November 2015 15:34 (three years ago) link

two years pass...


Evan, Tuesday, 23 October 2018 18:39 (ten months ago) link

ten months pass...

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 24 August 2019 10:23 (three weeks ago) link

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