Posted on September 5 2020
Whether you like it or not, Minecraft has been very influential. Despite being made by a man who (allegedly) spent a small fortune on a room made of rotten candy and spends his remaining days getting booted off of Twitter by the man that shows up to the site three times a month, it's been the source of inspiration for a lot of developers. It's not just the games that it inspires either. It's the games that inspires the games that it inspires. Back before the game was even officially launched, some mod developers made a mod that let you pipe items from chests into other chests. Others made a mod that gave you a machine which doubled your ore smelting. You could use these mods to create automated factories that turned Minecraft from a fun cave diving romp full of monsters into a fun spreadsheet diving romp full of monsters. Ten years later and we have Factorio, the end of the production line in this rather strange game of Telephone.