This topic is not created to bash Minecraft clones rather than that, this is created to show support of their very existence and generate new ideas for programmers to create minecraft clones but using different directions, concept and ideas, but the utilising foundation of Minecraft as the basis.
Minecraft foundation consist of:
- You mine the material you used to build
- You craft tools with the material you gathered
- You build [anything] with the material you gathered
- Everything is blocks
- The world is randomly generated and almost infinite
- There is monster at night
// There is animal during the day Edit: These is removed from the foundations as not really necessary
- Lastly there is a minecart with tracks
[This may be an incompleted list of minecraft anyone may suggest additions to the minecraft foundation]
New ideas and directions:
- Rather than randomly generated wild caves mountains minecraft is using, using randomly generated 'human-made' dungeon and some signs of civilisation such as ruins or pryamids with the same concept as minecraft, We call it ..."Archeological Digger" added a new resource called Dinousaur/Human bones. And build your own relic/ruins/wonders and let others to dig by 'yours truly'
I believe many people have many awesome ideas of Minecraft clones deep down inside.