by Max Slater-Robins
The man behind Minecraft, Markus 'Notch' Persson, has just launched a new, minimalistic, browser-based game called "Drop". The game, which is inspired by Super Hexagon and "the fez ending" is free-to-play and is based around cubes and hexagons. As the game starts, jumbled letters appear and the player must type out a word that is formed before the letters disappear to be replaced by more. If you missed a word, the game is over and you must start again.
The game's design is very stark and was inspired by the ceiling in Notch's apartment as well as Super Hexagon, a barrel-based game where you play as a small triangular shape moving up a pipe. It was originally hosted on an Amazon Web Server, but was later moved to drop.notch.net and is completely free to play.
The inspiration. Also, super hexagon. Also, the fez ending. twitter.com/notch/status/3…
— Markus Persson (@notch) April 28, 2013
Play now: Drop Via: The Verge