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BuildVille - World Creator
Why a minecraft clone?
July 6, 2013 - MaDPuPPeT

Hi.
I've posted ths is comments also, but thought it probably should go here also.

I thought I should do this as an annoucement before I am deluged with "This is just a minecraft clone, get original!" comments...

Firstly, yes it is... inspired by minecraft..

Some background...

My son is addicted to Minecraft but I wanted a version where you could make your own objects/tile/actors and missions. This is more a game creator than a game, really.

Each world is self contained, so all the actors, tiles and objects you create are packaged with the world.

I wanted something that anyone could just mod easily. Modding minecraft seems like quite a steep learning curve. This will have mostly ingame modding with event structures similar to Construct -- ie. if use and I have this item, then do this...

I also just want to be able to add any sort of fun things that I want, like cars and planes, and an FPS mode, and a platform game, etc. And it supports 3D and will support Occulis Rift natively when the 1080p devkits come out.

So, not sure where this will evolve over the year. The purpose for getting on steam is just to raise money so I can work on t fulltime rather than part time, and so I can share the PC version which makes a great party game in split screen dual monitor mode.

Its cross platform with the iOS and Mac versions which I'll be releasing shortly, so if its never released on Steam, at least enjoy it there. Not sure what I'll do with the PC version.

40 Comments
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Kaze Jul 27, 2013 @ 7:40pm 
Yeah, minecraft modding involves learning to code and then learning to work within the game's setup, which someone more inclined toward visual art like me is not willing or able to do. I think creation tools like Construct and MMF2 are great for people not inclined toward programming. There is something like this already in existence, but I don't think it has an in-game tile editor like yours does which I find unique and interesting.
goneanil Jul 26, 2013 @ 8:45am 
I like the idea of vehicles, which makes this game much more close to a real world building progress. it's like an upgrade to MC, yet not just a single clone.
벤15 Jul 16, 2013 @ 10:03am 
Not minecraft, more designing and possibly even more possiblites! Minecraft started of as a survival game.
StoinKlapper1991 Jul 12, 2013 @ 9:14am 
Rip-off is not a bad thing its Called Inspired, also it means making it Better!! like Rip-off if they take from a game and not do anything with it to make a profit!! ;P so Keep up You Working on your Game! ;3
DragonHawkXD Jul 11, 2013 @ 8:15am 
Idk why many people say "When something looks blocky its a total ripoff" Well its not, if it would be than they would have the same textures and all that other stuff, but no it isnt.
If something is blocky than it was probably an idea or inspired by other games, For example Cube World. The developers said it was inspired by Minecraft, Zelda, Diablo, ect. But does that mean its a ripoff??? NO SO WHY ARGUE ABOUT A GOD DAMN GAME IF IT WAS RIPPED OFF OR NOT, JUST PLAY THE GAME AND SEE IF ITS GOOD OR NOT FOR YOURSELF!!!
ultratempum Jul 10, 2013 @ 1:19pm 
Oh - all my questions were answered by MaDPuPPeT here. I wish you mentioned the lack of Java in the video trailers. That is a major selling point.
Aperture Science Space Core Jul 10, 2013 @ 9:32am 
It is almost LIKE minecraft, but its not. .___.
LadySky89 Jul 10, 2013 @ 7:47am 
I previously said not to be too much interested, but I might actually be one of the buyers, will depend on the money I have by that time, but I recognize your work has potential.
MaDPuPPeT Jul 10, 2013 @ 7:33am 
Thanks LadySky89. I'll do that.
LadySky89 Jul 10, 2013 @ 5:52am 
If you don't get greenlit, make a website and make your game drm-free for a small price, don't trash the pc version just because of steam, steam is not all... and those who appreciated your idea will be gladly buying it drm-free.