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Minecraft creator is considering adding Achievements to the game

Saturday, 26th February 2011 18:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Minecraft creator Markus Persson is considering adding Achievements to the game.

Speaking with Indie Games, Persson admitted he is a fan of Achievements.

“Yeah, I like achievements. I know a lot of people don’t, but I like them,” he said. “I’ve had the idea to make achievements kind of like the in-game questing. So you’d be able to see the first achievement in a tree of achievements, and you have to unlock the top ones first before you can unlock the ones further down.

“So the first one might be to chop down a tree, or kill a chicken, and then these branch into more things you can do. Hopefully it would encourage people to try new areas.”

Persson said that when an Achievement tree is finished, it could “converge into a big task, like kill a dragon or something,” which would add narrative to the skill tree.

Minecraft has currently sold over 1.4 million copies and is coming to both iOS and Android this year.

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4 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    Super brilliant idea.

    Make it happen. I don’t like achievements, but with this game they can be perfect :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DSB

    I don’t see the point, really. Achievements to me is part of imposing a structure on a game, which is fine if you’re trying to lock down the experience, or point people in a certain direction, but what’s cool about Minecraft is that the game is whatever you make it.

    Unless you act in the world or make something happen, then absolutely nothing happens. I kinda feel like being rewarded for doing stuff encroaches on that feeling of almost roguelike freedom.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Hybridpsycho

    No, plz don’t…

    #3 4 years ago
  4. James Mac

    Achievement Unlocked: Finally got the God Damn server system to work properly.

    #4 4 years ago

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