For me one of the big appeals of Minecraft is imagining what features I’d like to see added to the game.
The Minecraft developers are actually surprisingly receptive to ideas from the community, often incorporating suggestions and making alterations to the game based on player feedback. And if an idea isn’t really suitable for the game but is very cool anyway, there’s always the thriving modding community to make it a reality.
Personally though, I just like the thought exercise. My outlet for these ideas has been the Minecraft Suggestions subreddit. I recently realised that I had contributed many more suggestions than I realised over there, so I thought I would compile (most of) them here.
Be warned: This post is geeky, even by the standards of this blog!
‘Brain Bats’ this way →
I made this stylised miniature football pitch a while ago to be used in an iOS game, but I ended up not being involved in that. Shame really, as I had a lot of neat ideas for different directions the game could have gone.
I was quite happy with how it came out though, especially the textures. Continue reading
Matt and Asia’s Minecraft wedding:
They built a house together in the digital world and have been inseparable ever since, both in the game and in real life. Matt even proposed to Asia up on stage at MineCon with the help of the game’s creators. So it was no surprise that Matt and Asia would plan a Minecraft themed wedding, and wow, did they ever.
A quick tour of a Minecraft village that has gottten a bit out of control, plus a look at some of the Iron Golems, new to 1.2.
Got frustrated with AWS, so I made a new mob! :D http://imgur.com/ADYrx?full
It will be craftable, is friendly, and throws snowballs at enemies. Also melts in hot biomes.
Also, they spread snow by walking around. Nice.
(Tweets from @notch)
One of the best things about Minecraft is how publicly the game is being developed.
The end of days are upon us. Zombies now walk the earth 24/7. The ultimate weapon must be crafted so that Niko and Sam can escape on the last remaining minecart out of the infected city!
The Last Minecart by Corridor Digital Continue reading
If I’ve not been blogging or tweeting much recently, it’s because I’ve discovered Minecraft!