Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things. It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty.
Fear and Gaming: Being and Nothingness and “Minecraft” Most of what is around you right now is empty air. Yet, someone will insist on filling that emptiness with Taylor Swift music, especially if you happen to share your swath of emptiness with a nine-year-old girl. And if that little girl is suddenly absent, at a sleepover for instance, your walls will resound with the lack of “You Belong with Me.” The denuded trees in the front yard offer only bare ruined choirs where late the sweet tweens sang. I sometimes carry with me the lack of a house I once lived in.
Fear and Gaming
Minecraft: The Story of Mojang by 2 Player Productions The video above only contains the first 6 minutes of the piece. To view the full 20-minute short for free, please visit Gametrailers.com. THE BEGINNING: Over the past year, the computer game Minecraft has become a cultural phenomenon, drawing millions of players into the unique, low-res world created solely by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson. When Persson announced that he would invest his Minecraft earnings in founding his own development house, Mojang Specifications, 2 Player Productions seized upon the rare opportunity to fly to Sweden and document the first week in the life of the new studio.
Minecraft - "Diamonds"
I was able to spend eight months conceiving and working on this game because of all the generous people who bought downloads of Sleep is Death. Development was also made possible by the support of Jeff Roberts. All design, programming, graphics, fonts, and sound by Jason Rohrer. The graphics were made with mtPaint. The SDL library provides cross-platform screen, sound, and user input. libpng and zlib enable PNG output. MinGW was used to build the game for Windows. Inside a Star-filled Sky
Octodad meets Kinect: How one of the funniest games ever is finding new legs "Loving Father. Caring Husband. Secret Octopus." Any doubts you may have harbored about the comedic value of Octodad -- the latest project from the increasingly acclaimed DePaul Game Development program -- were almost certainly abandoned after reading the tagline above.