I continue my gentlemanly discussion with Kingbdogz, project lead on The Aether II mod and lead designer at Gilded Games. This time we discuss his new studio, Gilded Games, and their exciting upcoming project. Bolded text are the questions I asked, regular text are Kingbdogz's answers. Enjoy! How much of Gilded Games consists of The Aether team?
Most Minecraft texture packs are inspired by 3 main styles: medieval, realistic and cartoony. Glimmar's Steampunk Pack is something new. Like the name suggests, this pack has the popular steampunk aesthetic, which is basically a mix of industrial revolution type steam machinery and futuristic technology, but it has its own special features.
After a long wait and lots of snapshots Minecraft has been updated to 1.6, The Horse Update. As you might tell by the name, this update focuses on a new mod - the horse. There's tons of stuff added with this update, both related and unrelated to horses. From horse armor to colored clay and even a new launcher, read on for the details…Here's a full feature list, courtesy of Mojang: Added Horses Added Donkeys, Mules Added Horse Armor Added Leads Added Carpets Added Hardened Clay, Stained Clay Added Block of Coal Added Name Tags (item) Added Hay Bales Texture packs are now “resource packs” that also can hold sound etc Food meter is now drained when healed by full food meter Removed Herobrine So let's get the big guns out of the way first - the horse mob.
If you ever played Half-Life 2, you know how awesome the gravity gun is. It allows you to pick stuff up, throw it far away and even pick up enemies. Modder iChun, creator of the Portal Gun mod (boy, does he love Valve), obviously thinks so too because he modded the gravity gun into Minecraft, and it turned out awesome.
Ever wanted to play Minecraft on a server with 10000 other users? This might soon become a common occurence - a group of very talented modders have succeeded in unifying over 70 servers via a Bukkit plugin, creating a giant server connected through a lobby. This isn't just a technological triumph, it is also a very encouraging sign that MMO Minecraft servers might become a thing soon enough.
Happy Holidays! We hope you are enjoying this holiday season, and wanted to showcase a little gift a certain artist left for all you Minecrafters out there. If you're not feeling merry enough after the Christmas Mod we featured a couple of days back, you'll be happy to know that Sphax, one of my personal favorite texture pack artists, has released a special holiday themed pack for all of us to enjoy.