As a teenager, I read PC Gamer compulsively. Not only did they give me access to game demos before the internets got big, but they also had a very strange British sense of humour, something which I've always loved (Monty Python, Bill Bailey, Eddie Izzard, Father Ted (see the important edit below!), Queen Elizabeth II). Oh, and they reviewed games.
I remember getting the first episode of They Hunger on a cover disk, something which reeks of indie development, made way before it was “cool”, and people just made games because they liked to.
And now they went and named Minecraft Game of the Year. That's huge. We're talking “getting a hug from Bruce Campbell”-huge. It's so big, I have to use an emoticon! :D
Check it out: Pcgamer.com
AND.. just a few minutes ago, I found out that Minecraft got three nominations for the Independent Games Festival (Grand Prize, Technical Excellence, and Excellence In Design). So this means I definitely will be going to the GDC this year! :D
On Wednesday, we'll have a strategy meeting of sorts and try to work out some vague plans and try to decide how to drive Minecraft beta development and try to define what the finished game will actually be. We won't start work on modding or anything like that before then.
But! We (especially Jens) have added a bunch of new content to Minecraft that we want to get out asap, so there will be a content patch update next week with a whole pile of fun new toys, including a water mob and quite possibly paint if we can figure out how exactly it should work.
(Oh, and Minecraft will hit 1 million sales soon, and I have NO idea how to celebrate that! There's no time to plan anything!)
Turns out the team that made Father Ted were Irish! Ireland is now officially better than England.
I'm sorry if that offends anyone, but Father Ted is the funniest thing ever made. And that's a fact.