By early, I mean really early. You’ll see what that means when you get to playing the video. But first, this bit of preamble: Markus “Notch” Persson, creator of a somewhat popular game named Minecraft has put out some footage from one of his next projects, 0x10c.

This title is so early in its development that fellow developer Tobias Möllstam admits “We don’t know where 0x10c is really headed”. For now though, it appears to be a sort of first-person FTL. You’ll be in space, piloting a craft, and things will go wrong with bits of it. Mojang is also planning to include a fully programmable 16-bit brain, so you can write your own docking code and the like (or share with other people who don’t know code, like me).

Notch namechecks the Joss Whedon series Firefly, before stating “You can try to land on a planet but you mess up and, instead of having the ship just explode like it would in real life, the landing gear gets broken. Then you have to try to fix that by finding resources. Instead of the adventure being flying from here to here, it’s: I set the destination, oh god I hit a small asteroid and the cloaking device broke.”

So … it’ll be something along those lines. Clearly, it doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’ll no doubt show up on the PC.

Here’s that footage. Looks a bit System Shock 2-ey, doesn’t it?

Source: PC Gamer

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