Following a 48-hour marathon coding session, Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson released a top-down action game on Sunday night that you can play for free.
The NES-style game Minicraft is reminiscent of Notch’s famous free-to-play game: Controlling a featureless avatar, you can chop down trees, mine rocks and fight monsters in a procedurally generated world. According to the Objectives screen, your main goal is to kill the Air Wizard.
Persson developed Minicraft as part of Ludum Dare, a contest in which designers are given two days to draw, code and score an entire game to completion. Just thinking about it sounds exhausting.