Yeah, cute + sci-fi + sandbox + shit tons of randomly generated content = good.
Minecraft is a sandbox indie game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by Mojang. It was publicly released for the PC on May 17, 2009, as a developmental alpha version and, after gradual updates, was published as a full release version on November 18, 2011
Last edited by imported_JoshuaBojangles; 12-02-2013 at 02:56 AM.
And to point it out to you, i'll use your own, "source" about what the defenition of Beta is in regards to computer programs.
In computing, the term "beta" is used as (usually) the last release in the software release life cycle. It is sometimes referred to as 0.x in version numbers or x.x by where x represents a number.
Minecraft 1.7.2? Oh my why that's a Beta!
Last edited by Dave!Yognaught; 12-02-2013 at 04:19 AM.
There ya go.
As well as that, the 1.x.x was added as the adventure update.
http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Timel...ents#January_2 Also, here's the Minecraft timeline, you'll notice that it still says BETA long after the wikipedia article says it was "released".
Last edited by Dave!Yognaught; 12-02-2013 at 04:28 AM.
Always love it when people use the, "it's not right because it's wikipedia and anyone can edit the information so it is wrong" argument.
They've already explained how the Beta is going to work, it's not going to be like Minecraft.
Last edited by Kashis; 12-02-2013 at 04:29 AM.
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You've never been to college have you? That's the argument those damn professors use to explain why you can't use Wikipedia in a research essay, why don't they understand that the internet is always right regardless of who says what?!
Also, you're technically right, seeing as Minecraft had an Alpha Test where Starbound did not, just a number of developer videos showing how progress was coming along, which is admittedly a huge difference from allowing random yahoos run around and break everything.
As well as this, oh hey, here's the Minecraft timeline from Gamepedia, about as trustworthy as Wikipedia, http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Timel...ents#January_2
At no point does it say full release, just resetting of the number after it was passed on to jeb.