So I just got this game called Minecraft last week. I must say, without a doubt this game has rekindled my love for video games. Intuitive, innovative, and addicting this game is the most fun I've had with a video game since Mass Effect 2. However where RPGs are compelling because of the storyline (typically), Minecraft's gameplay is just unbelievable.
For those of you who don't know Minecraft is quite literally a sandbox game where you build stuff and explore. Build whatever you want; however you want. There is also a survival aspect (a minor part of the game) which is also entertaining.
These few simple crafting and physics rules which dominate this game somehow make a whole so much more than the sum of its parts. Having said all that though - the game's graphics are certainly more old school and you may want to re-freshen your landscape from time to time.
Enter The Painterly Pack. This project seeks to allow users to make their own custom texture packs from a ton of available options. It very much reminds me of the Baldur's Gate Community modular/compatible mod system (where you pick the components you want to install). Simply use the customization feature on the site to create your own texture pack and install it using the in-game texture pack installer and you are good to go. No need to unzip any files!
This pack far exceeds everything else I have seen online for Minecraft texture packs. Their website does not have tons of ads like all the other texture packs and they don't spam you with messages asking for donations. Definitely head over to their website if you are looking for Minecraft textures - there is no need to go anywhere else.
Until next week - happy modding!
- Paul Street