Notch creates Cliffhorse as a joke, gets rewarded anyway

The creator of Minecraft, Markus Persson, has created a new game called Cliffhorse, and made it available for download online.

Markus, better known as "Notch," developed Cliffhorse in two hours using the Unity game engine and its free assets. He even set up a website to promote the game after gaining initial popularity. According to the website, Notch will be accepting payments in Dogecoin for "early access" to the game, taking a jab at the various early access games which do not guarantee satisfaction but demand money in advance.

The game is for Windows users only and there is no guarantee of it being updated in the future. In a tweet, the Swedish game developer revealed that the game raised "280 000 DOGE" in the first hour of launch, which is equivalent to 100 US dollars.

In a post on Reddit, Markus revealed that he created the game after being inspired from a Skyrim gameplay stream. Although, it was meant to be a minimum effort joke game, Cliffhorse has turned out to be his second commercial release since the launch of Minecraft in 2011.

Source: Examiner via BBC | Image via Cliffhorse.com

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