Minecraft: a Snackable Indie Sandbox

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Minecraft: a Snackable Indie Sandbox

  1. 1. Minecrafta Snackable Indie Sandbox Drew Davidson
  2. 2. a little bit about me
  3. 3. Analysis•  Game Design –  Gameplay Mechanics•  Development –  Public Beta•  Literacy & Mastery –  Snackable –  Post-Secret
  4. 4. play•  single-player –  new world –  some of day
  5. 5. Why?•  In-Depth “Close Reading”•  Critique & Analysis•  Gameplay Experience•  Meaning & Value
  6. 6. Full Disclosure•  Playing Game since January•  Minepedia (Wiki)•  One Spoiler (!)•  ETC hosted a Server –  MC Local 700
  7. 7. play•  single-player –  more of day
  8. 8. Gameplay
  9. 9. Narrative
  10. 10. Overall Experience•  Mining & Crafting•  Creative & Survival•  Sandbox & Projects•  Snackable & Post-Secret
  11. 11. play•  single-player –  finish up day
  12. 12. Playing the Game•  World –  Procedural•  Day –  10•  Sunset –  1.5•  Night –  7•  Sunrise –  1.5
  13. 13. play•  single-player –  watch sunset
  14. 14. Making the Game•  Notch (Markus Perrson) –  Mojang•  Public Beta•  Community Support –  Minepedia –  Mods•  Pre-Orders
  15. 15. play•  single-player –  night
  16. 16. The Game•  PC/Mac•  Mine and Craft –  Ramping•  Old School –  Gameplay –  Art•  Inspiration(s) –  Infiniminer –  Dungeon Keeper –  Dwarf Fortress
  17. 17. play•  single-player –  finish night
  18. 18. Snackable•  Convenient & Easy•  Time•  Complete Play Experience•  Reduce Friction
  19. 19. play•  single-player –  watch sunrise
  20. 20. Post-Secret•  Spoiler Pop Culture•  Star = Hero•  Digital Distribution•  Player Created Content
  21. 21. play•  single-player –  world 1
  22. 22. Sandbox•  Exploration•  Creation•  Engagement•  Multi-Player•  Game? –  Survival –  Projects –  Achievements –  Sweat Equity
  23. 23. play•  multi-player
  24. 24. Minecrafters Local 700•  ETC Server•  since January –  some play before•  Playing together
  25. 25. MC Local 700 - January
  26. 26. MC Local 700 - April
  27. 27. MC Local 700 - Spring
  28. 28. MC Local 700 - Scale
  29. 29. MC Local 700•  Screenshots•  Flythroughs
  30. 30. MC Local 700•  Screenshots•  Flythroughs
  31. 31. MC Local 700•  Screenshots•  Flythroughs
  32. 32. MC Local 700•  Screenshots•  Flythroughs
  33. 33. MC Local 700•  Screenshots•  Flythroughs
  34. 34. MC Local 700•  Screenshots•  Flythroughs
  35. 35. MC Local 700•  Screenshots•  Flythroughs
  36. 36. MC Local 700•  Screenshots•  Flythroughs
  37. 37. MC Local 700•  Screenshots•  Flythroughs
  38. 38. MC Local 700•  Screenshots•  Flythroughs
  39. 39. Literacy & Mastery•  Interpret & Analyze•  Design & Develop•  Gameplay Mechanics•  Value & Meaning•  Teaching & Learning
  40. 40. Well Played•  In Both Senses•  Ludic Narrans•  Performance of Play•  http://etc.cmu.edu/etcpress/
  41. 41. MC Local 700 Thanks!•  Steve Audia•  Dave Bennett•  Ian Bowie•  Robby Duncan•  Andrew Edwards•  Jerry Fu•  Wai Kay Kong•  Andy Korzik•  Anthony Palma•  Felix Park•  Anton Strenger•  Ross Treyz
  42. 42. Thanks!•  Questions? –  drdrew@cmu.edu

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