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Online princec

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« Reply #270 - Posted 2010-09-22 00:16:47 »

I daren't start playing it Sad Got too much work to do.

Cas Smiley

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« Reply #271 - Posted 2010-09-22 00:25:42 »

Seems a heap of people I know know plays it. We be setting up a private server so we can all join in.

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« Reply #272 - Posted 2010-09-22 04:17:14 »

We've added a whole bunch of things like that in Revenge of the Titans now.

This thread is not about Revenge of the Titans.



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« Reply #273 - Posted 2010-09-22 05:42:07 »

hhahaha, it appears that Minecraft has made it to belgium Cheesy, a couple of my freinds at school were arguing over whether or not the servers were down. hahahah, good job Cheesy.
Offline SwampChicken
« Reply #274 - Posted 2010-09-22 07:05:00 »

Overheard some work colleagues talking about it this morning on how one of them tried to install/download the game but never got round to playing it because it's authentication server was down?!?!
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« Reply #275 - Posted 2010-09-22 07:42:27 »

Spreading like cancer. But the good kind  Cool

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« Reply #276 - Posted 2010-09-22 08:15:49 »

I actually prefer the looks of Minecraft over Cubelands, which looks like it just copied Minecraft's ideas and 3D Dot Game Heroes' looks.

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« Reply #277 - Posted 2010-09-22 11:30:34 »

 Shocked 12,100 (and counting) sales in the last 24 hours! the real time stats are really cool.

@Markus_Persson would it be possible if you collected and displayed more stats? be really cool to know which OS/arch/browser most people are playing on and also which java version is being used?

be really nice to see what the penetration of java plugin2 really is amongst the java applet gamer audience.
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« Reply #278 - Posted 2010-09-22 12:24:23 »

Server's back now. I made the fatal mistake of buying it. Spent 30 mins last night wandering around wondering what the hell to do Smiley It could really do with tutorial and polish.

Cas Smiley

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« Reply #279 - Posted 2010-09-22 12:30:03 »

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Server's back now. I made the fatal mistake of buying it.
Hehe...
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Spent 30 mins last night wandering around wondering what the hell to do  It could really do with tutorial and polish.
One of his blog posts said he was working on that.


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be really nice to see what the penetration of java plugin2 really is amongst the java applet gamer audience.
Yeah with the amount of traffic I would love to get hold of some of those stats.

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« Reply #280 - Posted 2010-09-22 13:40:49 »

Server's back now. I made the fatal mistake of buying it. Spent 30 mins last night wandering around wondering what the hell to do Smiley It could really do with tutorial and polish.

Cas Smiley

Since I like to stalk alot  persecutioncomplex I know that the tutorial and a "tech-tree" should be coming very soon.
For now, just use the wiki  Tongue

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« Reply #281 - Posted 2010-09-22 14:41:35 »

Server's back now. I made the fatal mistake of buying it. Spent 30 mins last night wandering around wondering what the hell to do Smiley It could really do with tutorial and polish.

Cas Smiley

In a nutshell:

1) Punch tree trunks to get wood (hold the punch button down). Get about 8 wood at the minimum.
2) Press I to open your inventory.
3) Drop the wood into one of the 4 crafting spaces.
4) Click the output space a bunch of times until all your wood is converted to planks.
5) Right click the planks to split them into two stacks. Put the two stacks on top of each other in the crafting area to make sticks. Turn about half your planks into sticks.
6) Create 4 piles of planks, fill up the crafting area with them. This creates a work bench. Create just 1 workbench, then put it in one of the bottom inventory spaces.
7) Press ESC to close your inventory, then press the corresponding number key to select the workbench.
Cool Put the workbench on the ground somewhere (not a space you are occupying) by right clicking the tile you want it to attach to.
9) Right click on the workbench. You now have a 3x3 crafting area, which you will need many times in the future.
10) Create a big "T" use two sticks as the bottom of the T and 3 planks as the top. This will create a wooden pick.
11) Destroy your workbench so that you can pick it up again. Equip your pick. Go to the nearest mountain and start digging.
12) Keep digging around the stone until you find some coal - it looks like stone except it has black specks in it.
13) Once you have some coal, construct torches by putting coal on top of sticks. Use torches to create light.
14) Night is probably falling soon. Make yourself some sort of protective structure, close it off, and fill it with light (monsters can spawn anywhere that it is dark, including in your house).

Oftentimes you will not find coal fast enough. That leaves you with several options:
- Restart the game.
- Build a spire below you by looking down and holding space and right click (with some block like dirt selected). Go up 10 blocks or so and stand there all night doing nothing.
- Build a completely enclosed room (like a coffin). No monsters can spawn where you're standing. You won't be able to see anything. Sit there all night.
- Build a furnace (fills up every 3x3 crafting space with cobblestone except the middle) and make sure there's always something in it. Use planks as fuel and cobblestone as the ingredient. It will give off enough light that you can keep monsters out of a small room.

I would recommend just restarting until you find coal. The game is boring otherwise - you need torches to dig down into the depths, which is what I usually do at night.

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« Reply #282 - Posted 2010-09-22 15:04:42 »

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Oftentimes you will not find coal fast enough. That leaves you with several options:
You forgot the "Be a man option", punch that zombie! Tell them this is your mud hut and not theirs! Though this usually end up that you want to eat brains all the time...

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« Reply #283 - Posted 2010-09-22 19:19:47 »

Now looks like Markus is going to require a legal team to fight off these obvious rip-offs.

That "Cubelands" game is an obvious Minecraft duplication, with just a different name.

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« Reply #284 - Posted 2010-09-22 21:22:32 »

That's the thing with games... there's nothing he can actually do about it.

Cas Smiley

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« Reply #285 - Posted 2010-09-22 21:53:16 »

That "Cubelands" game is an obvious Minecraft duplication, with just a different name.

The thing with clones - to really hit it big by ripping off an already successful game (esp. one that involves network effects), you have a few options:

1) Seriously outdo the original game execution-wise
2) Seriously outspend them marketing-wise
3) Add a substantial enough twist to the game to make the new one stand on its own

None of these are guarantees, either, unless you are Zynga and have such a massive userbase that any old crap you put out will get millions of hits in the first day.

But it's harder than it seems, and even when competitors do succeed, there's usually plenty of room in the market for clones since the bottleneck with game sales is always getting the customer's attention in the first place - potential customers on the net almost never even know that the competition's out there, let alone compare and contrast.  I'd be shocked if Minecraft would ever see a dent in users due to Cubeland, even if Cubeland ends up just as huge.

If Zynga cloned it, though, look out, they're one of the few companies around that can insta-saturate a market to the point where it would hurt the original game...pretty soon people would be looking at Minecraft and saying, "Hey, isn't that just a copy of that Cubecraft game on Facebook?"
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« Reply #286 - Posted 2010-09-22 21:54:00 »

"In the last 24 hours, 51387 people registered, and 23112 people bought the game."

230.000 euros made so far today Smiley Amazing!

My current game, Minecraft meets Farmville and goes online Smiley
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« Reply #287 - Posted 2010-09-22 22:00:26 »

That's the thing with games... there's nothing he can actually do about it.

guess he can hire and send some ninja's after them now Smiley
Offline SimonH
« Reply #288 - Posted 2010-09-27 00:31:42 »

Just got a beta key for cubelands - it's very poor in comparison. Bland textures, forced tutorial, no landscapes, annoying 'jolly' music... No competition. More like a student project than a game. Unity holds up well though.

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« Reply #289 - Posted 2010-09-27 00:41:32 »

That cubelands shat pisses me off

but anyway the video where the guy is teaching you how to use fire and burns his entire house down is HILARIOUS ahahhaha!
Offline SwampChicken
« Reply #290 - Posted 2010-09-27 04:26:34 »

but anyway the video where the guy is teaching you how to use fire and burns his entire house down is HILARIOUS ahahhaha!

link please.
Offline DzzD
« Reply #291 - Posted 2010-09-27 06:04:35 »

Just got a beta key for cubelands - it's very poor in comparison. Bland textures, forced tutorial, no landscapes, annoying 'jolly' music... No competition. More like a student project than a game. Unity holds up well though.
that's the problem of a lot of game, they tend to be pretty before being interresting

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« Reply #292 - Posted 2010-09-27 11:31:39 »

really interesting pod cast with markus over at indiegames.

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"minecraft is currently the 13th best-selling game in the world of the last week, beating even games like starcraft 2 in weekly sales."
  Shocked
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« Reply #293 - Posted 2010-09-27 17:42:25 »

really interesting pod cast with markus over at indiegames.
  Shocked


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« Reply #294 - Posted 2010-09-27 20:15:47 »

Wow just wow....

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« Reply #295 - Posted 2010-10-01 11:01:42 »

This game is awesome. Can't wait for survival multiplayer. and then the mods when the source is finally released.



That "Cubelands" game is an obvious Minecraft duplication, with just a different name.

You could call minecraft a rip-off of ininiminer too, couldn't you... you could also call Call of Duty a Doom rip-off.
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« Reply #296 - Posted 2010-10-01 14:56:09 »

Congrats to 25k sold copies =) Just read it on IGN.
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« Reply #297 - Posted 2010-10-01 15:03:38 »

Congrats to 25k sold copies =) Just read it on IGN.
pweeee !  Shocked

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« Reply #298 - Posted 2010-10-01 15:09:15 »

Congrats to 25k sold copies =) Just read it on IGN.
IGN are running a little slow it appears. Sales are currently at 290k.
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« Reply #299 - Posted 2010-10-01 15:19:00 »

Narf k. It was merely about the 25k sold copies within 24 hours.

But 290k for an indy game is really impressive


http://de.ign.com/articles/news/6643/Minecraft-Ein-Mann-ein-Spiel-und-350-000-Dollar
haven't looked up for an english news
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