The maker of Minecraft has a new project in the works, and the first details appear pretty tantalizing: space-themed, set 281 billion years in the future, and rooted in “hard science fiction.” Markus “Notch” Persson and his development company Mojang plan to allow the game to grow much the way Minecraft did, letting users have a heavy hand in its maturation.
This is extremely impressive. It can multiply, divide, trigonometrize, figure roots, graph quadratic functions, and everything else you always need to do when you're playing a video game. All the calculations are done by blocks.
By Gus Mastrapa
Posted 02.07.2012 at 4:13 pm 10 Comments
The era of the rampage is officially over.
In 2001, Grand Theft Auto III introduced a mass audience to a new way of experiencing the world of a game: Instead of walking narrow corridors or outdoor environments that felt hemmed in by invisible walls and artificial barriers, you could explore a vast city.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.