Minecraft has managed to become a cultural phenomenon, netting its bearded and hatted creator, Marcus “Notch” Persson nearly enough money to buy the moon. He’s released a new game. We don’t expect it to match Minecraft’s popularity in any way..because it’s even dumber than Goat Simulator.
It’s called Cliff horse, and it’s about a horse that runs on cliffs, I suppose. Featuring some rather Skyrim-inspired horse-physics, that’s really all there is to it. I suspect it took about 15 minutes to throw together in Unity, and is a social experiment to see just how much attention people will pay to nonsense just because it’s attached to his name. In that regard, it’s pretty successful.
It’s even earned Notch a bit of cash. While the “early access” downloadable version of the “game” is free, Notch is asking for donations in the stupid crypto-currency, Dogecoin. To date, he’s received over 280,000 Dogecoins (many coin, such currency, very stupid, wow), which works out to about $100 for throwing a digital horse against digital cliffs.
I honestly believe that the only reason people paid attention to Mojang’s TCG, board-game hybrid Scrolls is because of the Mojang name, and the same is true of Cliffhorse. And I’ve just fallen right into the trap.
"The […] future […] of gaming" – PC Gamer | "Not even a game" – Ed Key | "Awful. 9.2/10" – IGN pic.twitter.com/VleDjp6RYw
— Markus Persson (@notch) June 7, 2014
I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces. I am also the emperor of the backend