Notch Builds a Small New Game in Just a Few Hours
The Ludum Dare 48-hour game creation contest started over the weekend, and is indeed still going on now, and Notch participated, building something with plenty of time to spare.
Called Minicraft, this is a game about mining rocks and cutting down trees and killing zombies. Oh my, we’ve heard that one before, haven’t we? Minicraft does have an ultimate goal; you are to “kill the only other sentient being in the world, making sure you’ll be alone forever.” That sounds rather depressing, but OK Notch.