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#1

Mahindra4110
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:09 PM

before  I get flamed, I am not supporting any of these clones. I am just asking becuase i can't seem to find much info on most of them. I have only played minecraft 360 edition and I assume minecraft is a more in depth game given the large price difference.

Fortresscraft = 240 pts
online: up to 31 players
offline : 1 player
From the Live Marketplace:

FortressCraft has over 800k sales; see what makes this the best! Share your creative flare; earn votes and level up your server; hunt down relics, including rayguns and jetpacks. Physics objects, lasers and factories will impress your friends. Browse the thousands of worlds available, or riddle your world with zombies and gun turrets. FortressCraft. The world is yours.

Total miner = 240 pts
online: up to 24 players
offline : up to 4 players
From the Live Marketplace:

Play Total Miner: Forge and enter a world of creation, construction, exploration, adventure and survival. Play online with up to 23 other friends. Play as one of 30+ different avatars. Over 50 NPC's for RPG worlds. Explore monstrous cave systems, find treasures and battle enemies. Build epic creations with your friends online. How high will your server rate? Browse 1000s of Total Miner worlds.


Castleminer = 80 pts
online: up to 16 players
offline : 1 player
From the Live Marketplace:

You create your own world in CastleMiner. Play online with your Avatar and up to 15 of your friends. Build amazing worlds on an infinite spanning landscape with over 200 block types! Mine treasures deep underground in a labyrinth of caves, different every time you play. Build worlds, save them and share them online. Castle Miner


Castleminer  Z = 80 pts
online: up to 4 players
offline : 1 player
From the Live Marketplace:

CastleMiner Z is an online coop survival horror game in a block based environment. Travel as your Avatar with your friends in a huge, ever-changing world and craft modern weapons to defend yourself from dragons and the zombie horde! If you enjoy the survival aspects of games like minecraft, then find out why CastleMiner Z was picked as the best of 2011. Castle Miner Zombie Dragon

And for comparison:

Minecraft  = 1600 pts
online: up to 8players
offline :  up to 4 players
From the Live Marketplace

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition lets you create worlds from the comfort of your sofa. Play alone or play with your friends. Explore, build and conquer! At night monsters come out, so make sure to build a shelter before that happens. After that, your world is your imagination. Turn your hours into minutes with Minecraft! To experience split-screen functionality a high-definition television is required.


Has anyone played the clones? what did you think of them? pro's and con's for each? Spltscreen is very important for me, so that rules out 3 out 4 immediately. Using our Avatar would be sweet though.

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#2

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:16 PM

I think FortressCraft is the best - a lot of the work that guy does is pretty innovative and fun.  The downside is there still aren't any hostile mobs, are there?  The whole thing is about building - all the duper/creative spammers on here should just go use that.  Much prettier, much more flexible, better mechanisms to work with.

Castle Miner Z is not my favorite, but for anyone that likes a 3rd Person Shooter or thinks Minecraft should have a baby with Call of Duty.... should probably try this.  It's fun, but not something I'd ever play again.....

Also, it's worth mentioning that you shouldn't really call these "Minecraft Clones" - in many cases, they aren't.  I'm not sure what the most popular genre for these are...?  Block games?  Voxel games?  Volumetric geometry games?  wut?

View PostMrSpaM, on 15 June 2012 - 02:50 PM, said:

Seriously, wtf does any of that even mean? it sounds like what your saying has been translated into japanese and then back into english again

#3

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:16 PM

I have them. Fc and tm. Their updates take a long time. Total miner, I got banned from the tm forums. It took them over a year just to release one update. Fc is all about building and with the custom blocks its easier to make small builds.
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#4

FallenBosnian

Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:21 PM

i have total miner. it was actually kinda fun, but once minecraft came out i haven't gone back to play it

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:23 PM

try miner4ever, terrible!

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:26 PM

View PostLesDong, on 13 July 2012 - 04:23 PM, said:

try miner4ever, terrible!

I missed that one.

Miner4ever = 80 pts
online: 4 players
offline 1 player

from the market place:

Welcome miner, start building your empire! Mine resources in a limitless world, dig and build structure to increase you production. M4E will update your resources production when you're offline! Miner4Ever is a Minecraft inspired game where the classic mining game meets the strategy and all the appeal of the most popular browser games. Dig deep miner, build your empire miner! LIVE multiplayer!

#7

MONKEYIII_IIIYEKNOM

Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:41 PM

in my opinion total miner is a very good game. a lot of different block types. i would say a better range of weapons. the blueprint crafting system is cool in digdeep mode. mining depth of 2014m with cave in's. the maps are small on the surface and yes the updates are taking a long time, but it's a very small team. Craig (the guy who made it) admits his insperation came from minecraft and the other earlier voxel games, but he is taking it in it's own direction. also it has a creative mode. i personally will be checking it out again once the update lands. i would reccommend checking it out if you like these type of games. online is awesome. you can share, host and check out others worlds that you download to your harddrive. there is a good community as well. bad points are there is only one mob (spider) and these updates are taking ages.

the others i have are

fortress craft. just not for me
castle miner. infinate maps, but no mobs or trees. or crafting or anything to that matter, very stale
castle miner z. funny for 15 mins
miner 4 ever. just downloaded the demo, complete trash in my opinion.

again, in my opinon minecraft is clearly the most poslihed of all the games available, but i like to support the indie games market and total miner is a very good game in it's own right. well worth the 240msp.

#8

RandomFires

Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:09 PM

Gottem all.  Each one has its plus and minuses. Now that MC arrived, I'll never look back, even after spending all that time map building.

Fortresscraft and plain castleminer have my vote if you just wanna build stuff.  But game mechanic wise, CMZ and TM just cann't compare to MC.

So glad it's finally here.

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#9

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:04 PM

They all suck because they don't give credit to minecraft. Except for Total miner, which I give cudo's to Craig for saying he was inspired by Minecraft. But the rest just suck. The developers for Castle Miner and Fortress Craft both think Minecraft sucks.

#10

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:17 PM

View PostInboardPG, on 15 July 2012 - 02:04 PM, said:

They all suck because they don't give credit to minecraft. Except for Total miner, which I give cudo's to Craig for saying he was inspired by Minecraft. But the rest just suck. The developers for Castle Miner and Fortress Craft both think Minecraft sucks.

Everyone's entitled to their own opinion.  Maybe the reason they made their own games is because they didn't like minecraft?

#11

RandomFires

Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

I suppose cod should be kissing castle wolfenstien's ass every day or doom?  Love the fanatics of the internet.

Fortresscraft was created outta a half bet.  Folks said a game like MC couldn't be done on the xbox, and Djarcas set out to prove them wrong...
Castleminer was created outta a desire for graphics and more blocks.

Btw- should also be kissing my ass for playing and buy pong, and supporting digital games there after long before you,
and the comment "sucks" was born.
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#12

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:39 PM

I own these 2.

Fortress Craft is the buggiest one and its only 8 players. No offline as you can't play XBL indie games offline. You build and then its just a vote whoring race to get your world up ranks. Closest Minecraft clone, Just with the little blocks mod.

CastleMiner Z is the most fun of all the clones in my eyes, Tons of modes, 7 I believe, each bringing very different things and overall tons of play time.
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#13

TXShakeTX

Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:56 PM

Castle Miner Z is fun if you want to use guns in your game, and as you get farther, or is it further, from the start point, the terrain changes drastically, and the enemies change. It also has dragons. And you use your Xbox Avatar.

Total Miner is the most like Minecraft, but still very different.  The crafting system is basically the same, except you have to find blueprints, which personally, I didn't like having to do, but it adds a reason to dig down the 2000 blocks or however far it is.  Last I played though, the only mobs were spiders, and only at deeper levels.  If they ever update it, it could be pretty fun, but I won't be going to back to it.

I bought them after finding out about Minecraft, but the more I learned about Minecraft, the more disappointed I was in the XBLA Indie titles.  However, they did help me get some friends into the genre, if it's appropriate to consider this type of game a genre, so it certainly wasn't a waste.

As cheap as they are, I'd say try them out for yourself, but most likely, you'll prefer Minecraft.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:59 PM

The only one worth getting apart from Minecraft imo is Totalminer,  the best thing about it is that its not limited to a postage stamp sized world like Minecraft is right now.

#15

TXShakeTX

Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:05 PM

View PostFigroll, on 15 July 2012 - 02:59 PM, said:

The only one worth getting apart from Minecraft imo is Totalminer,  the best thing about it is that its not limited to a postage stamp sized world like Minecraft is right now.

You should point out that you're refferring to depth.  The surface area is considerably smaller, unless you're playing the creative mode, which is the same size as the current 360 Minecraft.  Or have they updated the game recently?

EDIT: I checked and in case anyone is interested...
Maps are square so measurements are Length/Width x Depth
Dig Deep: 256x2016
Creative: Choose 256x2016; 288x1592; 320x1290; 352x1066; 384x896; 416x762; 480x572; 512x504; 544x446; 576x398; 576x398; 608x356; 640x322; 672x292; 704x266; 736x242; 768x224; 800x206; 832x190; 864x176; 896x164; 928x152; 960x142; 992x134; or 1024x126 (roughly the same as Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edtion)

On Creative you can also choose your ground level from 60 to 110.

#16

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:45 PM

View PostEchocrack, on 15 July 2012 - 02:17 PM, said:

Everyone's entitled to their own opinion.  Maybe the reason they made their own games is because they didn't like minecraft?
Exactly, it pisses me off. You know that the developer of Fortress Craft made a video talking trash about Notch?

#17

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:25 PM

View PostInboardPG, on 15 July 2012 - 02:04 PM, said:

They all suck because they don't give credit to minecraft. Except for Total miner, which I give cudo's to Craig for saying he was inspired by Minecraft. But the rest just suck. The developers for Castle Miner and Fortress Craft both think Minecraft sucks.

The credits of Fortress Craft mention Notch and MC for inspiration.
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#18

JonDoh666

Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:02 PM

I've not played any of these games but i am going to give a few of them a try going on comments here so keep them coming.

As for the credit debate minecraft is not original dwarf fortress was before MC and i'm sure theres others.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:04 PM

Castle Miner Z is good fun. it's more about survival than building though.

the only reasons I play minecraft over some of these are that it has a larger community and the fact that it can be played offline. All indie games require you to be connected to Xbox live to play =\

#20

ProjectorGames

Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:53 AM

View PostInboardPG, on 15 July 2012 - 02:04 PM, said:

They all suck because they don't give credit to minecraft. Except for Total miner, which I give cudo's to Craig for saying he was inspired by Minecraft. But the rest just suck. The developers for Castle Miner and Fortress Craft both think Minecraft sucks.

You need to do your research. FortressCraft credits *all* it's inspirations in the.... credits. Feel free to apologise. :-)

View PostInboardPG, on 15 July 2012 - 08:45 PM, said:

Exactly, it pisses me off. You know that the developer of Fortress Craft made a video talking trash about Notch?

No I didn't. However, Notch has insulted both me personally *and* my game on a number of occasions.

Sorry about bringing up 'facts' at a time like this.

View PostBondageKitty, on 15 July 2012 - 02:39 PM, said:

Fortress Craft is the buggiest one and its only 8 players. No offline as you can't play XBL indie games offline. You build and then its just a vote whoring race to get your world up ranks. Closest Minecraft clone, Just with the little blocks mod.

It's 32 players, I barely receive any bug reports these days, and has dozens upon dozens of features not found in vanilla Minecraft.... plus the Little Blocks mod does not even come CLOSE to the FortressCraft workshop!
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