Neat Minecraft article posted on the BBC news about Markus Persson creating a new "Minecraft" video game in 48hrs. Here is the article:
The creator of the hit video game Minecraft has worked against the clock to create a browser-based follow-up.
Markus "Notch" Persson coded Minicraft in 48 hours as part of a competition.
Entrants to the Ludum Dare contest were given two days to create a title from scratch based on the theme "Alone".
The video games industry has been closely watching Mr Persson for a hint of his next move after he announced he was stepping down as Minecraft's lead developer earlier this month.
Mr Persson said at the time that he would still be involved in the game - but planned to devote most of his time to a "new project".
Minicraft is a top-down action title in which the gamer roams a randomly-generated environment, building structures, exploring dungeons, harvesting materials and fighting enemies.
But while many of the elements may sound familiar to players of its predecessor, the Java-based game has much more basic graphics and controls.
The goal is more obvious too: "Kill the Air Wizard to win the game!" read the instructions.
"I feel sooo exhausted now," Mr Persson tweeted after completing his efforts.
He will find out in three weeks' time if he has beaten 890 other designers to the top prize.
Minicraft's forerunner Minecraft has been a hit with both gamers and the critics.