Minecraft is a great game, but it’s not for everyone. Whether you just played as much of it as you can stand or you are just looking for a game with similar mechanics, you’re in luck. Here are five games like the LEGO rip-off Minecraft that will surely scratch that same itch and probably get you re-hooked on the sandbox-building genre you love!
RobloxIf you are the type that got into the genre because you love playing LEGO, then this game is right up your alley. Roblox is a mixture between a mini-game site and a social networking in which players can build and explore Lego-like worlds while enjoying the company of other players. Roblox has no game-goals, but encourages creativity and socialization. The game allows players to construct and develop their own world, but they must learn a scripting language called Lua. For those interested and with enough patience, Roblox represents an interesting game.
Ace of SpadesYou may think that guns made of textured cubes would not seem very realistic. Well you'd be wrong! Ace of Spades make cubes into realistic looking guns, with recoil and great fast-paced shooting action that you may have seen in Team Fortress. The game has a World War II type setting and allows you to build defensive positions from the destructible blocks placed around the world. You build everything from scratch and will constantly create and update new battle items to help you beat your enemies!
InfiniminerOnce you have correctly pronounced this title you have won the game! No! But this game may be one of the main sources of inspiration that Notch's epic game came from. Infinimer was the first game that allowed players to construct and search for textured cubed objects in a 3D virtual world. The game was built with the idea to provide a team-based competitive environment by excavating precious jewels being the means to win the game.
CubelandsCubelands is really one of the best free games that lives up to Minecraft. This game has an infinite world that allows players plenty of design features and options. This is truly an online building game that lets you build any architectural structure that you can think of. The game uses Unity 3D technology which really lets you create amazing virtual worlds for you and your friends. The best part of the game is that it really looks more realistic than Minecraft, which makes your structures feel like what you'd see in your everyday life.
Minetest C55This free Minecraft clone doesn't rely heavily on specs, which means you can play this game on nearly any computer, even many netbooks. The versatility is great and it offers a full multiplayer gaming experience without the heavy workload. The developers update this game constantly and take the game very seriously.
Six Of The Most Pigheaded Ad Campaigns In Gaming's History
I may get some flak for this, but I actually admire (most) advertisers. It takes a great deal of creativity to make a product that sells without pissing pretty much everybody off. Of course, some people take that 'creativity' a little too far...
Five Reasons To Love (And Hate) Free To Play
"Free To Play" is the phrase that's been on everyone's lips lately, particularly in the world of MMOs. It's the new business model that every production executive is cooing over; the model that many have come to hate with a burning, fiery passion. But is it really so bad?
Trion Worlds New Project, Trove
Today Trion Worlds is proud to present its newest project: Trove. Trove is a free-to-play online adventure RPG, brought to life by a small team inside the studio over the past year.
Ten Things Rockstar Did Right With GTA Online
So...by now, most of you are probably aware that Rockstar kind of botched the launch of GTA Online. I mean, they seriously botched it. To the point that it was completely unplayable. At the same time, though...they handled the situation masterfully - there's a lot of stuff they actually did right.
Five Reasons To Look Forward To League's Fourth Season
With this year's LCS drawn to a close, a new season of League of Legends is just about upon us. It's bringing with it some very, very big changes. Trust me when I say they're something to be very, very excited for.
Ten Of Gaming's Most Amusing Memes
Memes can surface from pretty much any element of pop culture - but gaming has been a particularly rich source over the course of its lifetime. Today, we pay homage to a few of the best - and most memorable - memes around.
Indie Game Of The Week: Magicka
This week, I'm revisiting an old favorite of mine - and one that I desperately hope you've heard of. Magicka tells the tale of one to four homicidal, sociopathic wizards, their not-vampire instructor, and an eldritch abomination that threatens to destroy the whole world. Did I mention you can blow up pretty near anything you've a mind to?
Indie Game of The Week: Huntsman: The Orphanage
This week, I'll be taking a look at Huntsman: The Orphanage; a rather fresh take on the horror genre that manages to convey fear and anxiety without any violence or gore whatsoever. It's actually pretty impressive.
Ten Ways Social Media Has Changed The MMO
Social networks have effectively changed the way we...well, do pretty much everything. We interact differently, work differently, and even view the world differently since the birth of Facebook - there's even talk that it's bringing about a fundamental change in the way we think. It should thus come as no surprise that they've also had a considerable impact on the world of MMOs.
Indie Game of The Week: Outlast
This week, we'll be taking a look at Outlast, a horror game that tosses you into the shoes of independent journalist Miles Upshur as he explores the sinister Mount Massive Asylum. Spoiler alert: it doesn't go so well for dear Miles.