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Art Project: RPG16

19 Feb 2019

Ever since it came out in high school, I’ve really loved Minecraft. Despite never mentioning it here, I’ve sunk hundreds of hours into it over the years. And that’s why I’m worried about the future.

Some years ago, Microsoft bought Minecraft. They haven’t done anything crazy like the doomsayers claimed at the time, but they have gradually de-emphasized the original Java version in favor of new editions and spin-offs.To my knowledge, those new editions

  1. Don’t run on Linux
  2. Aren’t moddable
  3. Have been more aggressively monetized with MTX and paid DLC

None of this stops me from enjoying Minecraft, but it does make me wonder if someday I’ll be locked out of the game entirely.

To try and avoid that problem before it happens, I’ve been looking for alternatives. As far as I can tell, the only really active open-source block builder is a little game called… Minetest.

Nothing in this world is easy though, and Minetest has 2 little problems…

Warning: Strong opinions ahead

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