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PC Minecraft Sells 8 Million

The Mojang Website has word that the phenomenal success of Minecraft continues, revealing the indie construction game has now sold more than eight million copies on the PC. To put this in perspective, they note that according to the Wikipedia, this makes it the ninth bestselling PC game of all time, ahead of such luminaries as StarCraft II, Myst, and Diablo II. In response to this, Notch has provided a message, which is either encoded, or really badly mistyped: "69I960EHE0A4A0IVG0EHE02500R4R0G1T30PLJ00V6V0EHE0V1U01V10U5U0VGV0V4R."

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27. Re: PC Minecraft Sells 8 Million Nov 12, 2012, 17:14 jacobvandy
 
Bhruic wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 16:12:
The best thing Minecraft has going for it is that it's still being worked on. I got my money's worth from Terraria, but I was extremely disappointed that when the author decided he didn't want to work on it anymore, he just killed it, rather than letting someone else take up the reins. There was a lot of potential for expansion/improvement in the game, and we aren't likely to get it at this point. At least, until another, similar game comes along.

At one point there was hope that Gaslamp Games (Dungeons of Dredmor) would take up support for Terraria, but I guess that didn't pan out... And the only work being done on it lately is porting to consoles.

However the one-half of the Re-Logic crew who's still active (major reason they stopped working on Terraria is the other just had a baby) is working on a new game that is basically the same thing, but with you flying on a spaceship around to different planets. It's called Starbound: http://playstarbound.com/
 
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