And Now For Something Completely Different

Things have been quiet on the blog last week. I was enjoying a few days off and actually found a new and exciting pastime: ComputerCraft. ComputerCraft is a modification for the highly popular game Minecraft and it allows you to craft and program computers and robots called turtles in-game. Yeah, this is totally unrelated to RPGs, but I am currently so excited about ComputerCraft that I decided to post about it here. I hope you can forgive me.

The programs are written in LUA, a pretty easy to learn scripting language. I haven’t done any programming in a while, but I found it pretty easy to write some simple programs in ComputerCraft. Especially programming the various turtles is a lot of fun. I always found mining in Minecraft pretty boring, but now I can just order a mining turtle to do the work for me. If my interest in ComputerCraft doesn’t wane pretty quickly, I might actually start a ComputerCraft blog and post my programs there. Please let me know in the comments if you are interested in something like that. And now back to our regular program…

P.S.: The trailer above was created for the launch of CC1.3. At the time of this writing CC1.55 is available.

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

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