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Notch’s first commercial release since Minecraft is… a title where gamers play as a horse. On some hills. Cliffhorse is currently available for free as an ‘early access’ release, though those who feel like contributing to the title’s development can do so by donating Dogecoins.
The title is only available for Windows at the moment.The game’s website notes that there is “no guarantee of future updates.”The developer said that 280,000 Dogecoins – or $60 – had been made from the release so far.Notch tweeted on Saturday that the title took a mere two hours to design in Unity.This is not the first game that Notch has worked on since Minecraft – he was previously developing a sci-fi title called 0X10c before it was cancelled. The developer’s previous commercial release, Minecraft, has gone on to be a blockbuster success. Two physical versions of the title have been released within the last year. So far in 2014, neither the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 editions have left the Top Ten.
My boys keep playing Minecraft every theír free minute, but neither them nor myself knew about this real world project where serious building projects are done in Minecraft to be tested before actual construction works. Check this up!
“Block by Block” is an innovative partnership between the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the UN agency promoting sustainable towns and cities, and Mojang, the makers of Minecraft.Block by Block involves young people in the planning of urban public spaces. Minecraft has turned out to be the perfect tool to facilitate this process. The four-year partnership will support UN-Habitat’s Sustainable Urban Development Network to upgrade 300 public spaces by 2016. The first pilot project in Kibera, one of Nairobi’s informal settlements is already underway.More information about UN-Habitat can be found on www.unhabitat.org. More information about Mojang can be found at www.mojang.com.