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Notch space game inspired by Firefly, Elite “except done right”

Thursday, 22nd March 2012 14:27 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Mojang’s Markus Persson has said he’s looking to create a space game that’s inspired by TV show Firefly, featuring a sandbox aspect like Elite “except done right”.

“I want the space game that’s more like Firefly. 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.”Notch told PC Gamer.

He continued: “The goal is to do it the same way I did Minecraft. Just basically have me work on it for a while, and then we’ll add people as needed, and try to charge as soon as possible, because it’s probably going to be open ended sandbox game as well, so it doesn’t need to be completed before people can play it.”

Persson told the BBC he wanted his next project to be space-related in the wake of receiving his BAFTA Special Award next week. He told VG247 after picking up the award work on his next game would commence this summer.

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11 Comments

  1. Thalius

    Did he just say Firefly??
    Dont care what it is, first day buy for me :)

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Edo

    Serenity was awesome,bring it on!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Okay, I’m in.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. joshua nash

    a sandbox game based on firefly, well i’m sold

    #4 3 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    Oooh!! Nerdgasm!!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. RandomTiger

    I think the key word here is “inspired”
    Its a nice idea, I believe some folk are already doing something like this on kickstarter.

    I’m unlikely to buy in advance this time, I’ll wait for a bugfree product.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. RandomTiger

    Here we go:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/64409699/ftl-faster-than-light?ref=live

    Its less elite and more run around the spacecraft

    #7 3 years ago
  8. absolutezero

    I…I…I don’t like Joss Whedon.

    Im so sorry.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. TheWulf

    Could be amazing with the right kind of engine.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Gurdil

    @8 you’re entitled to be wrong (j/k)

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Gheritt White

    Did he just say ELITE?!?

    Count me the eff in!!

    #11 3 years ago

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