Markus Persson’s latest game officially named and detailed

Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft, has published a website for his new space-based game ’0x10c’.

Notch has been posting his progress on the game on his Twitter feed, but until now has been struggling to come up with a name for the game. Last night via Twitter he announced that the name is 0x10c, but he has not yet revealed how it is pronounced.

The game will be played from a first-person perspective and will take place on a space ship. The player will have to engineer and maintain their ship to survive and players can even use a programmable computer in-game. Here is a list of features, as taken from the website:

  • 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.

Also on the website, Notch notes that there will kely be a monthly fee ” for joining the Multiverse as we are going to emulate all computers and physics even when players aren’t logged in”, but he says single player won’t have any recurring fees. It’s worth noting that this is very pre-alpha, and so none of the aforementioned features are set in stone.

This is a very intriguing game, and you can follow its progress by following Notch on Twitter and visiting the 0x10c website.

 

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