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Saw this on PC Gamer and it doesn’t seem to be spreading as quickly as most Notch News does.

The quick hit is that Notch (of Minecraft fame) has started working on a space trading sandbox game “that’s more like Firefly” and he invokes that holiest of space games, Elite, when talking about it.

PC Gamer says Notch is planning to begin work on it this summer but Shacknews followed up the story, linking to a tweet where Notch says work has already begun.

While I’m excited any time a game developer mentions Elite, some of what Notch mentioned (“I want to run around on my ship and have to put out a fire. Like, oh crap, the cooling system failed, I have to put out the fire here.“) immediately started me thinking about the Kickstarter-infused FTL.

But that’s OK…there’s room in the world for 2 new space-based sandbox games!



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  • Consider me… interested. Just the other day I was considering firing up Freelancer again to scratch the space sandbox itch. (Yes, I know it’s not the best in the genre, but it’s playable, and my copy of Privateer is having issues.)