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Minecraft creator Notch's new space game: 0x10C

croxiscroxis I am the walrus

Key points, although the details on the page are much more intriguing!:

[*]Hard science fiction.
[*]Lots of engineering.
[*]Fully working computer system.
[*]Space battles against the AI or other players.
[*]Abandoned ships full of loot.
[*]Duct tape!
[*]Seamlessly landing on planets.
[*]Advanced economy system.
[*]Random encounters.
[*]Mining, trading, and looting.
[*]Single and multi player connected via the multiverse.


  • StingrayStingray Elite Ranger
    [*]Hard science fiction.

    That excludes 99% of mainstream scifi. No Trek, no Wars. I'd consider B5 hard science fiction... so maybe that's a good thing. :)
  • David of MacDavid of Mac Elite Ranger Ca
    B5 had human-looking aliens, space fighters, hyperlight drives, psychic powers, and the concessions to realism for the human ships were more stylistic than practical.

    Of course, his explanation says the game will also have hyperlight drive because he can't implement time-dilation, and cloaking devices, so it's probably going to be fairly soft for hard sci-fi. So much for my short-lived dream of dealing with a gimbal-locked rotating section while I try to turn a ship.
  • StingrayStingray Elite Ranger
    No mention of Newtonian physics either. I guess it's going to be just another space game without a pickaxe. ;)
  • WORFWORF The Burninator
    Laseraxe :)
  • ShadowDancerShadowDancer When I say, "Why aye, gadgie," in my heart I say, "Och aye, laddie." London, UK
    Looks intruiging! Fingers crossed!
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