The Blocky Contender

Now that is some really cool design

I had no idea this game was in development until I heard an off comment about it in a random Youtube video, thank god I looked it up afterwards. This is Hytale, a surprisingly popular and incredibly hyped up voxel game that is looking to be the biggest contender to Minecraft’s crown.

The game is being developed by people who formerly worked on the Hypixel series of Minecraft servers and after losing their funding capabilities with Minecraft they decided to try and make their own game instead. Hytale is stated to be a mix of Minecraft with traditional RPG mechanics as it has a procedural world but also a set story for the experience. So far the game has only had a release trailer but it has gotten millions of views and people are incredibly excited for the game, me included.

I think one of the biggest reasons I am incredibly hyped for this is the developers seem to really care about making a good product. They have already stated that while the game is set to come out in Beta this year they haven’t stated a release date as they only want to fully release it when it is actually ready rather than sticking to arbitrary deadlines or giving in to people whining that they want it now. I respect that greatly as it shows they clearly care about the product and they want it to be the best it can be before it gets into the hands of the public. Alongside this they have also stated the game will have extensive modding and mapping tools, the ability to create your own custom multiplayer servers and if they can deliver on all these promises this very well may be the biggest competition Minecraft has ever seen. I will of course try the game when it comes out so stay tuned for if any more information comes up!

That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.

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