on Jun 17, 2011
I have to thank Michael Goodfellow for the great series he’s been working on over at Sea of Memes. His project to create a Minecraft-esque world based on a ring of floating asteroids has made for an interesting read, and the problems he’s faced (and mostly overcome) has shaped my thinking on my own project. I actually had to stop reading for a while, because reading his site made me want to code, and I had other projects I was trying to work on.
He’s come to a crossroads now. He’s got several interesting ideas for how the asteroids should be formed and what the geography will be like. With this step he’s moving away from “Minecraft clone” and doing something really new. Stuff like this:
That’s just one of several approaches. He’s actually got a poll up if you want to have a look and express a preference.
Do check out the whole series, if you haven’t already. He’s more regular with his updates, and he’s usually got some videos of the project. And source code. (Although I’ll have a video later today!)
Shamus Young is an old-school OpenGL programmer, author, and composer. He runs this site and if anything is broken you should probably blame him.