Something interesting is brewing at Mojang, as the Minecraft creator goes to work on their next project. The new game has been dubbed 0x10c, according to a recently-spotted website.
No images are shown, and all you'll find on the still-bare webpage is an address from Mojang boss Notch. In it, he reveals that 0x10c will be a space game, and an "ambitious" one at that:
Hi, I'm Notch, and this is my new game. It's going to be a space game, and it's quite ambitious!
The game is still extremely early in development, but like we did with Minecraft, we expect to release it early and let the players help me shape the game as it grows.
The cost of the game is still undecided, but it's likely there will 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.
0x10c is still early in development, but Mojang did compile a short -- albeit vague -- list of gameplay features they're hoping to include. Note these can change at any time, so don't get too excited just yet.
- 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.
The premise of the game sounds pretty cool, if a bit weird. You can read about the game's premise on the official website.