Markus “Notch” Persson could spend the rest of his life watching cartoons and ordering out. The Minecraft creator made a fortune on his open-world block-building game before passing the development torch for that cult phenomenon on to a dedicated group of developers at his studio, Mojang. He’s not, however, kicking back on some tropical island. In fact, he just released a completely original game.
This new game is Drop, and it’s available to play for free in your browser right now.
Drop is an arcade-style typing game that draws inspiration from Fez, Super Hexagon, and a ceiling (see the tweet below). Built in Unity, a popular graphics platform, Drop has players typing in words as a world of vague shapes and shadows fall closer to the screen. If you miss enough letters, or don’t type fast enough, the world will drop on top of you for a “game over.”
The inspiration. Also, super hexagon. Also, the fez ending. twitter.com/notch/status/3…
— Markus Persson (@notch) April 28, 2013
It’s a simple but intense title that you probably can only play if you know how to touch-type. Hunt-and-peck folk might want to wait for Notch’s next major release, Ox10c, which is an open-world sci-fi title with space battles, hacking, mining, and trading.