When I grew up as a child we had what was called computer knowledge on schedule. In fact it was not that much about computers though as it was creating a muscle memory for where each key is in a qwerty styled keyboard. We got a paragraph of text and we were to repeat it. This was computer class back then. Today the educational space of gaming has changed a lot.
I ran across an article form Boing Boing! about a guy called Laketide who was selling real life dirt blocks seen from the game Minecraft on Etsy. Naturally I had to check it out but what I did not expect was that the same seller really make Minecraft geek-ware in many shapes and forms.
For the last year one game has become both the symbol of indie game development and also how to make a dream come true for a developer who want to make a game for the crowd. Not only has it changed how we see indie development but it has also taught us a great deal of how to approach a market which can be very hard to define. The game is of course Minecraft.
Let’s look into what the game and it’s creator is all about.