Notch's Next Game Is 'Mars Effect'

A couple weeks back, Markus "Notch" Persson said he wanted to explore the possibility of a space-trading Firefly-inspired sandbox game akin to Firefly. It now appears that was a huge put-on.

For April Fools' Day, Mojang has launched the hoax website Mars Effect. "After playing around with names like "Elight", "Wind Commander", and "Steve Online", we finally settled on the very catchy name "Mars Effect", Notch notes. There's no teaser trailer yet, but it has a feature set that sounds reasonable until you get about midway down to "abandoned ships full of loot" followed by "waist-high walls".

Let's hope he gets the ending right.

Mars Effect ["Official" Site]


Comments

    Makes sense, Notch can make terrible endings quite well too.

    Aside from the joke features, and the title, the game is real. Will be interesting.

    Yeah I'll just ignore it's april 1st, right.

    That awkward moment when you link us to a competitor's gaming news site's version of your acticle instead of the source.

    Unless PCGamer was the source. :P

      KotakuUS and their wonderful journalism strikes again.

    How many lawsuits do you want Notch?

    Notch keep those kidney shots coming!!!!!

    Does this dude have any original ideas?

    "wanted to explore the possibility of a space-trading Firefly-inspired sandbox game akin to Firefly"

    So it's gonna be like Firefly?

    Lol Notch should make a game about how many times you can be sued by video game companies

    It seems clear to me that the game is real, the name is the joke. I dont see why these gaming publications dont get that.

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