The lights are on
So I heard that Notch, the creator of Minecraft, made a game over the weekend.I sat down to try out Prelude to the Chambered for a few minutes, and ended up playing for nearly a half hour. You can try your hand at the game, too. Right now. Free of charge.
The exploration-based adventure tasks players with collecting tools necessary to escape a mysterious prison. I traveled through crypts, and an ice cavern, and eventually met my demise in a ghost-filled labyrinth. The game isn't just impressive for being made from scratch in one weekend, it's impressive in general. Notch knows good game design.
Don't be deterred by the simplistic graphics, the game is surprisingly deep for what it is. Though, if you're familiar with Notch's work, you're not really concerned with aesthetics.
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I can't do it because the whole thing is flashing constantly no matter what. I can't possibly do the final ghost boss like that.
You can't see me, but I'm grinning very widely. I'm pumped to try this out. Aaaaand... Notch, I love you. Dearly, not queerly. But, yeah. This is awesome. Bookmark'd for sheer ingenuity.
Notch is amazingly awesome. More developers should look at the way he likes to bend and push code to do things rather than have people go
Tried it out and beat it in about 20 min. For a game that was made in less than 48 hours, it was a surprisingly fun 20 min. I will say that I cheated a little though (watched notch's stream several times, giving me a few of the solutions)
wow this is kinda fun
This game is pretty good. I wish we could change the key mapping (unless I missed that) but other than that I like it. It's an entertaining way to kill some time.
I decided to try it out of curiosity, and was surprised at just how good a game made in 48 hours could be. It's not perfect, but for the time allowed, it is unbelievable. I eventually died at the hands of ghosts, but for the time I played, I had a blast. Notch truly knows how to make a game.
I like it!
That was fun. Amazing that he accomplished that in so short a period of time.
Wow, this is actually really fun. I want teh sourcez to mess around with.