Huge fan of the green torches, look a lot more mystical that Red.
Are you going to do items, too? That'd be the best selling point, as Minecraft's gameplay doesn't generally lend itself towards a steampunk-ish atmosphere.
Thanks, Stoup. really appreciate your comment.
Although I'm not totally sure about the green torch yet, I was amazed at the effect a simple change of colour had on my dockland area!
Suddenly it went very eerie at night, even though I was on peaceful. Half expected Jack the Ripper to jump out!!
Can't wait for Notch to implement lanterns like many have requested. Squeeky lanterns blowing in the wind would be wonderful. Flippin' annoying, but wonderful for a while.
Would love to do items too, but am amazed already what a struggle it is so far! If I knew now what was involved in doing a texture set ... I definately wouldn't have started, but it's been a great learning curve and I've found out more about 'alpha channels' and tesselation than I think I ever cared for!! Once the world textures are done I'd give it a go If the inspiration isn't drained away. I noted in my ideas/sketchbook that it might be possible to replace the bow and arrow with a more gadgety dart crossbow gun so the sound effect would still be appropriate and would still be in keeping with the handmade feel of a minecraft world. I wouldn't mind if anyone else had any ideas for the items.
I love stretching the limits of what can be done with minecraft as it's such an awesome gaming/architectural phenomenon. I guess I lied about the "definately not starting another..." as I'd love to see if it was possible to do textures on an "Egyptian" or "Aztec" theme. However...on with the Steampunk for now.