Well all that’s happening in Minecraft lately… is that Beta 1.8 has leaked!!!
Anyone who’s been watching and waiting for the update has probably noticed the explosion of 1.8 videos and images throughout the internet. It looks completely amazing and I can’t wait to play it – however, I’ve decided I will wait for the official release.
Watching several of the videos people have posted it does appear that the update is pretty far from the final version. I saw several mentions about not all of the biomes being represented and that abandoned mines are literally everywhere. I suspect that the code is still in a testing state designed to generate all of the new features frequently. Best way to find terrain generation bugs with an infinitely sized world I imagine.
In other news I’ve been working very hard on my game programming project. I’m not especially proud of the artwork I’ve whipped up for testing, probably gonna need help with that eventually, but I’m still working a lot on the back end pieces and making excellent progress! It has really detracted from my Minecrafting time though, and in turn from posting on the blog here. I’m determined to get this game made though.
I’ll post about Minecraft again after the official release of the 1.8 adventure update, which should be within the next couple of days, assuming the bugfixing at Mojang goes well!
- Minecraft Patch 1.8 Release Date Pushed Back to September 12th (encrazedcrafts.wordpress.com)
- Minecraft’s Big Adventure Update ‘Leaks’ A Lil’ Early [Minecraft] (kotaku.com)