October 12th, 2012 | By Emerson Smith
It has only been a week and Notch has uploaded another video of his latest game. This morning Minecraft developer Notch tweeted a video of his latest game in development, 0×10^c. The art test shows a bit of what this game might play like in the future, and is a pleasant overhaul graphically from what we last saw. We have known about the fully functioning emulation of a 16 bit CPU that’s used to control the entire ship, but it’s cool seeing it in-game.
0×10^c is set in an alternate universe where the space race never ended. Once a brand new sleep cell was released for deep space travel, severe bugs in the drivers of the on-ship computer lead to a resulting sleep for over 281,000,000,000,000 years. Now you and the rest of the slowly awakening human race find the universe on the brink of extinction.
In the video you can see the dynamic lighting from the laser blasts to the swinging light bulbs and computer monitors. The textures look nice so far and it’s exciting to see so many things come together since the last video. Along with the computing and ship controlling, it will be interesting to see how the eventually economy systems and other mechanics work from this perspective. 0×10^c will include engineering, space battles, fully working computer system, seamless transitions between space and planets, random encounters, and fully fleshed out mining and trading.