There's a new great game coming to discharge Minecraft as the geekiest game evah.
What is the most top-notch hard-core video game you can think of? I bet, many of you will certainly say 'Minecraft' as soon as the words 'hard-core' and 'game' come up in a conversation.
Minecraft is an icon for the indie game developers and players. This 8-bit-styled world simulator has been a massive success and attracted a huge fan following, spending hundreds of sleepless nights on one of the uncountable servers while building another archtectire masterpiece out of 8-bit blocks.
The most astonishing thing about Minecraft is that it has essentially been developed by only one person, the legendary Markus “Notch” Persson. The bearded Swede with a geeky look has become one of the Minecraft symbols (much like moot for 4chan or Canv.as), and gained even more popularity when he got involved into a legal skirmish with Bethesda over the name of his new game. Notch just offered to resolve all legal problems as men: by playing a death match in Quake 3.
Now, the time for some great news has come: Markus is developing a new game, called 0×10C (honestly, I did my best to figure out how I can lift that 'C' but the site's engine won't let me do it). According to the official game site, it's gonna be a space simulator with 'hard science fiction', 'lots of engineering', 'fully functional computer system', and even 'duct tape'!
A nerd's heart could not wish more. I am anticipating already the first time I'll load the game… And this time doesn't seem to be very distant from us, because, despite 0×10C (ah, hate this engine!) being still at a very early development stage, it'll mimic Minecraft in having a re-e-e-e-eally long Beta period.
Alright, that's all nice, but at least one question has remained unanswered by far: how the hell is the game called? The title is known, that's clear, however nobody but Marcus has the slightest idea how it reads. Notch has left on hint on his Twitter profile:
What happens if you try to read a 64 bit representation of 1 in a 16 bit system, but you get the endianness wrong?Dunno, maybe you'll crack that nut. Lemme know if you do.