Markus Persson, better known on the internet as Notch, has begun development on his newest game, entitled “0x10c.” The new game sounds like it may be as strange as it’s title, but with the million selling Minecraft under his belt, I’m sure many gamers are willing to give Notch the benefit of the doubt with his ambitious new project.
0x10c is set in the far future, where human colonists aboard massive spaceships have awoken from a long cryo-sleep to discover that the rest of human society has pretty much disappeared during their absence. The game tasks players with managing one of these colony ships, and players will need to balance the needs of their colonists with the limited wattage and resources their ship can provide. Your ship’s CPU can only handle a certain amount of commands at one time, so players will need to plan ahead and think strategically.
As Notch himself explains it: “The computer in the game is a fully functioning emulated 16 bit CPU that can be used to control your entire ship, or just to play games on while waiting for a large mining operation to finish.” Just as Minecraft rewarded creativity, it seems that 0x10c will reward players who program their ship’s customizable CPU efficiently.
The game is expected to have a monthly fee, as the game apparently takes place in a persistent world that continues to change as other colony ships, both controlled by other players online and by AI bots, continue to effect the game world. 0x10c is still very early in development, so there’s no screens or videos yet, but considering who’s making the game, it’s hard not to get excited.
Source: 0x10c Official Site