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Craftfind: Searching for the next Minecraft

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It has a slight issue with an in-game store.I'm not sure how to feel about that.
So far, it's only cosmetic, but... "it's only cosmetic" is no real excuse for having an in-game store in a premium game.

So, y'know.

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Next item on our steam-ing menu: Staxel

If you liked Stardew Valley, but hoped it to be more voxel like as Cube World and also multiplayer, well, you got it!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/405710/Staxel/

Early Access and published by Humble Bundle.

 

Followed up with; My Time at Portia.

The exact same game as above, but not voxel-y looking. This is more of a cartoon-look. It does not allow multiplayer.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/666140/My_Time_At_Portia/

Published by Team17 Digital, that I recalled made Worms World Party. wooo!

I prefer the look of this than Staxel. Let's keep an eye out on which one strikes whos fancy.

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I bought Staxel, and it feels... yeah. My initial thought was Minecraft, but Cube World is probably more apt. Cube World meets Stardew Valley. It feels pretty solid.

And looking at My Time at Portia through Many A True Nerd now, and it looks pretty neat as well. May pick that up just as I did Staxel.

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uhh.. why, though? Isn't it practically the same game?

 

Anywho, if you do, please tell your inital reaction and differences on both games?

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I own 419 games. (Majority from big sales, though. Don't worry. I don't live in a cardboard box.)
I've given up questioning "why" at this point. I suggest others don't even start.

And I will.

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I want to get Staxel as it looks decent(despite that I hate blocky games:arghfist:) from a farming standpoint (I'm a fan of Stardew Valley). Multiplayer is one of the big selling points for me. I just don't meet the minimum requirements to run it so the $20 price tag isn't worth it. I also do not like to buy Early Access titles especially since I don't particularly have any strong feelings toward Humble Bundle as a game publisher.

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Probably the most graphically enhanced Minecraft VR game out there: CyubeVR

based by the name alone, you'd think this was a drunk american's work, but waoh! He did an impressive work on the graphics here

 

Early Access, has no enemies, only deers to shoot arrows at. No Hunger or survival aspects to speak of. This is very early-Early Access title

It also claims to be completely infinite world to explore. ... .. ok..

http://store.steampowered.com/app/619500/cyubeVR/

 

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going back to Ylands, I looked up a random yt video and found this interesting

at 17:45, it's pitchblack night while they are sailing without any navigation and there is a freezing mechanic. If you don't carry anything warm, like a torch, you will get hurt and possibly die.

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Anyone here hosted a server using MineOS? I updated to the Node.js UI and just figured out how to install server packs from other users, but most of them fail! I did get TPPI and other official modpack servers up and running, so at least that is a plus.

 

Also Check out this game, It may be some shameless self promotion, but Its my first official game and I'd like to see what you guys think?Bree_SL_smaller.png

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well, this was unexpected.

This is.... Ark: Survival Evolved... in pixels.

If you don't remember this game, it's basically you running naked, pooping around and hunting dinosaurs in an exotic island. And you can build lasers.

Now there's a pixelated version of this game called PixARK, so ARK mixed with minecraft. http://store.steampowered.com/app/593600/PixARK/

thing I don't like is that it's another studio, Snail Games USA, who is also working on another EA (early access) project on steam.

 

Edit. a warning should be labeled on Snail Games studio. Their other game, Dark and Light, is complained by other players for numerous bugs and zero response for bug fixing from its developer. Might be an abandoned cash-grab. Keep this in mind if you consider buying PixArk.

Edited by Munaus

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From what I understand, Snail actually owns the ARK developer.

I'm not entirely on the up-and-up on how it all fits together, though.

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so it could be the original devs working on this? fair enough. I hope they work some magic on those textures, that house building looked like something you puked on.

character details looked great, dinosaurs are always intriguing for me and they have a cyan coloured werewolf.

hopefully it'll get some good singleplayer experience and not just multiplayer-focused.

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Finally capable of giving a decent enough first impression of My Time at Portia:

It's GregTech: The Game, at least for the initial part.
For example, a commission (basically a quest) asked me to try out a Small Planter. But I needed to make it myself first.
Sure, let's see what I need to make a small planter.

3 Wooden boards, 2 soil, 2 animal feces. Sure! Can do!
Soil is from mining, which I've done. I have soil. Feces spawns where animals roam. Makes sense. I have poop.

Wooden boards... okay, I have wood from chopping a tree. How do I turn it into boards.
I need a Civil Cutter machine. How do I get a civil cutter? I need 2 copper blades, and 5 stone bricks.
Okay! What do I need to make copper blades and stone brick?

Copper blades, I need copper ingots. Copper ingots I need a furnace and copper ore.
Stone bricks, I just need a furnace and stone.

Now, how do I turn the copper ingots into blades?
I need a Civil Grinder.

What do I need for a civil grinder? Well... I'll stop here.

 

For the first bit, a lot of it seems to be getting parts to make machines, so you can make parts so you can make machines so you can make parts so you can make what you need to fulfil a quest requirement.
Of course, as soon as you've crossed that hump, you should only need fuel to continue operating the machinery, but if you can't stand that initial machinery grind in modded Minecraft (not necessarily GregTech specifically) you may get a bit frustrated with MTaP.

THAT SAID, the game is fun enough to play. I don't regret buying it at all.

Edited by Melfice

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you have to collect poop? :byodame:

ugh... is this and Ark survival getting their inspiration from Better than Wolves?

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Well, manure IS a good fertiliser.

While Flowerchild was being... well, a child about the addition of wolves, in these games it's at least grounded in some realism.

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