While early in development, Notch shares details on upcoming title calledc – a space sim!
Notch has revealed he is working on a new game, calledc. He also shares plenty of details, with more to come
Notch’s new game, with Minecraft now out of beta, is called. Don’t worry if you don’t understand the name or the reference, because all you need to know is that it’s a space sim. Well, there’s some other stuff below.
Notch says on the blog for the game that its still very early in development, but the team do expect to release it early – like Minecraft – so players test the game and give feedback.
Notch also says the game will “likely” have a monthly free, because everything in the world will be generated when players aren’t online. Regarding what will be in the game, Notch outlines some of the features. He says there will be space battles against other players or AI – perhaps like Freelancer, where you can shoot freely – along with empty ships that are full of loot. Players will also be able to “seamlessly land on planets,” and will be able to mine, trade and loot. An “advanced economy system” will be in along with random encounters.
The minecraft dev also points specifically to “[h]ard science fiction,” which he explains more in a .txt document. He means that the science will be theoretically possible, but wants to be corrected if it isn’t. For this reason, he encourages people with a good knowledge of science fiction to get in touch.
“God” also explains how every ship will have a generator and a computer.A cloaking field, for example, could require all of the generator’s power and would force players to dim their lights and turn off computers to cloak.
The computer is an emulated 16-bit CPU that controls the ship, or can be used to play games while performing tasks. The full specs will be released shortly.
The plot of the games revolves around the space race in a parallel universe, which never ended. In 1988 a “sleep cell” was released, sending people to sleep until the year 281,474,976,712,646 AD. The first “lost people” are waking up to a universe on the brink of extinction, with massive black holes dominating the galaxy.
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