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Craftomation 101 combines crafting, programming and tiny robots to unfreeze a planet

By Liam Dawe,
Hitting Early Access on February 19th, Craftomation 101 is a spiritual successor to Luden.io's previous game "while True: learn()" and it sounds like a really fun combination of ideas.

Dwarf Fortress Adventure Mode to be more approachable for new players

By Liam Dawe,
The Adventure Mode for Dwarf Fortress is approaching and the team has outlined some of their plans for it, like making it much more approachable for newer players and giving it a fresh coat of paint.

MineClone2 'The Fire and Stone release' is out now

By Liam Dawe,
MineClone2 is a free and open source survival sandbox game built to resemble Minecraft on the Minetest game engine, and their latest release Fire and Stone is out now.

Cautiously hyped for Light No Fire from the No Man's Sky team at Hello Games

By Liam Dawe,
Light No Fire is another interesting game announcement coming from The Game Awards 2023, coming from Hello Games, the crew that created No Man's Sky.

Core Keeper 1.0 planned for Summer 2024, dev says it's had 2 million downloads

By Liam Dawe,
Next on my list to complete once my current run through co-op Terraria is done with, Core Keeper is another wonderful mining sandbox adventure and the 1.0 release has now been set with a new content roadmap to Summer 2024.

Begin your industrial revolution in the latest Minecraft Snapshot

By Liam Dawe,
Now that Minecraft Live is over the developers have begun pushing out preview builds ahead of the upcoming release of Minecraft 1.21. A fresh Snapshot was just released with new features like the Crafter block.

Minecraft hits 300 million sales, update 1.21 announced with trial chambers

By Liam Dawe,
Mojang has announced that Minecraft has now crossed over 300 million sales, and the Minecraft 1.21 update has been announced that will have some pretty fun additions. Here's a short round-up from 2023's Minecraft Live.

Core Keeper 'Shimmering Frontier' update is out now

By Liam Dawe,
The great underground exploration, adventure and crafting survival game Core Keeper has a big new update out in Shimmering Frontier.

Minecraft Live returns October 15, you're voting for the Penguin right?

By Liam Dawe,
Linux gamers, it's your time to shine. Minecraft Live is coming up again on October 15th where Mojang will do another vote on what mob to add next so obviously you're going to vote for the Penguin right?

Blending GTA with Deus Ex, Streets of Rogue 2 gets a first trailer

By Liam Dawe,
As a big fan of the original game, I'm very excited for Streets of Rogue 2. Giving you a big unpredictable open world that combines elements of GTA, Deus Ex and various sandbox games. The first trailer was shown off during Gamescom.

Open-world colony-building survival game 'Necesse' gets a HUGE expansion

By Liam Dawe,
Necesse is a very interesting genre-blending game that mixes in colony-building, adventuring, sandbox survival and a whole lot more. With the latest free update, it's also become a lot bigger.

Free sandbox game inspired by Minecraft 'MineClone2' v0.84 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
MineClone2 continues getting better and better as a free and open source replacement of Minecraft, with version 0.84 out now. Here's a run over what's new and improved.

Trails & Tales update out now for Minecraft

By Liam Dawe,
Time to jump back in and punch some blocks? There's quite a lot that's new for Minecraft in Trails & Tales and it all sounds pretty fun!

Roots of Pacha removed from Steam after fight with publisher Crytivo

By Liam Dawe,
Seems the indie team at Soda Den are having some issues with their publisher Crytivo, and their fight has caused Roots of Pacha to be removed from Steam for now.

Time running out to swap your Minecraft account over to Microsoft

By Liam Dawe,
Mojang recently sent out a rather important reminder, as the time is running out to swap your Mojang account for Minecraft over to Microsoft.

Explosive exploration-mining game BLASTRONAUT gets a watery upgrade

By Liam Dawe,
BLASTRONAUT is a bit of an indie gem, a mining exploration game about blowing up the world beneath you to collect resources. The latest update is a bit wet.

Iris and Sodium for Minecraft move to Modrinth away from CurseForge

By Liam Dawe,
Do you use the popular Iris and Sodium mods for Minecraft? Well there's been a bit of an issue lately, so the developers have dropped support for CurseForge and fully moved over to Modrinth.

MineClone2 v0.83 out now, the sandbox game for Minetest inspired by Minecraft

By Liam Dawe,
Inspired might be pushing it a bit eh? MineClone2 as the name suggests really is a clone of early Minecraft, although this is free and open source powered by the Minetest game engine. A big new release is out now following the recent Minetest upgrade.

Minetest 5.7.0 out now with graphics improvements, performance upgrades

By Liam Dawe,
Free and open source voxel sandbox game engine Minetest, largely known for comparisons to Minecraft, has a big update out in version 5.7.0.

Minecraft 1.20 adding Archaeology, Cherry Blossom Biome and a Sniffer mob

By Liam Dawe,
There's lots to be excited for in the upcoming Minecraft 1.20 update, with many previously announced features finally landing like Archaeology.
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