Minecraft coming to iOS, Android version in the works
If your love for pixels steals precious days/months/years (insert a relevant period) of your life and you're fine with it, you will be more than glad to find out that the immersive world of pixelized mining adventures called Minecraft is coming to iPhones and iPads later this year. What's more – an Android version is also in the works for this year. Don't know what Minecraft is? You'd better check out the indie PC sensation before your friends murder you. Okay, you most probably know that it is a retro-looking first-person game about building your very own shelter in imagination land to protect you from the zombies attacking at night. What you might not know is the fact that it was by large made by a single person called Markus Persson who made with almost no budget what big gaming studios make with hundreds of thousands.
The game was one of the most successful last year and the success meant more funding. Finally, Persson got more people involved and now the newest recruit to Persson's team is Aron Neiminen, who will port the game to Apple's ecosystem. While there is a number of unofficial ports for iOS, this will be the first official one. It will include select features relevant to the mobile form factor and will eat up even more time of your life. But you won't be alone – there is more than 1.3 million registered users who voted with their dollar to participate. Not bad for a one-man creation, right?
1. justworkinhere (unregistered) posted on 22 Feb 2011, 13:04 0 0
Well, that about spells the end the end of modern day office productivity.
2. Hmm (unregistered) posted on 22 Feb 2011, 15:31 0 0
Am I in the minority because I've never heard of this?