A new post on The Word of Notch
has word from the Minecraft
developer on the game's Independent Games Festival nomination
and plans for "a content patch update next week with a whole pile of fun new toys, including a water mob and quite possibly paint if we can figure out how exactly it should work." Notch also notes the game's sales success continues: "Oh, and Minecraft will hit 1 million sales soon, and I have NO idea how to celebrate that! There’s no time to plan anything!" Also, the Mine OS Website
offers what they feel is the simplest way to set up a Minecraft
Linux dedicated server (thanks Ant
). Word is: "There are numerous guides out there to setting up a minecraft server, dozens of linux (or windows) scripts to automate this task, and to the best of my knowledge, nothing that combines these together in an idiot-proof quick-start setup, managaing [sic] memory use, mod/plugin interfaces, and server moderation."