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Minecraft Creator Notch's Next Game is 0x10c, Set in the Future

Minecraft creator and Mojang Specifications founder has released some details regarding his next big project. The game is titled 0x10c and will take place in a sci-fi setting.

The game takes place in the year 281 474 976 712 644 AD with a pretty interesting plot. As the official website describes it, 0x10c takes place in a parallel universe in which...

...the space race never ended, space travel was gaining popularity amongst corporations and rich individuals.

In 1988, a brand new deep sleep cell was released, compatible with all popular 16 bit computers. Unfortunately, it used big endian, whereas the DCPU-16 specifications called for little endian. This led to a severe bug in the included drivers, causing a requested sleep of 0x0000 0000 0000 0001 years to last for 0x0001 0000 0000 0000 years.

It's now the year 281 474 976 712 644 AD, and the first lost people are starting to wake up to a universe on the brink of extinction, with all remote galaxies forever lost to red shift, star formation long since ended, and massive black holes dominating the galaxy.

 0x10c will feature a plausible sci-fi scenario that Notch wants to have based in actual scientific theory, although if he deviates from that, he wants it to be an informed decision. 0x10c will also feature:

  • 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.
Like its predecessor Minecraft, 0x10c will launch early in beta form before it reaches finished state so that Notch can gather data and feedback and fine tune the game to perfection, much in the way he did with Minecraft.
 
There isn't too much information readily available, but be sure to check out http://0x10c.com/ for a bit more and to stay connected with the development process!

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