FortressCraft coming to XBLIG next week

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Do you like Minecraft? Well how bout a game just like it but for the Xbox 360 and developed by a different team. Many of you will probably say that FortressCraft looks just like Minecraft, and many before you have stated this very fact; however, does this mean I’m not going to try it to see if it satisfies my Minecraft Desires but on a console?

FortressCraft, will supposedly be broken down into seven chapters to be released every four to six weeks. On the Minecraft forums, a Projector representative explained exactly how the game chapters will be released. “Chapter 1 is basically Minecraft‘s Creative, Chapter 2 adds in crafting, Chapter 3 adds in life, Chapter 4 adds in machinery, Chapter 5 adds in Minions, Chapter 6 adds in PvP, Chapter 7 adds in Fortress Assault mode… (or whatever).” According to the FortressCraft Twitter account, the first chapter is expected to release next Friday, March 4 for 80 Microsoft Points or basically $1.

Supposedly each chapter includes the previous chapters within it, a workaround that is necessary since the Indie Market place doesn’t allow DLC. This will let players who want to play from the beginning buy each chapter and spend more money than those who wait for chapter 7 and pay a one time fee. Shouldn’t the players who supported the game from chapter 1 be rewarded rather than punished though?

check out some videos of the game below.

Also check out the website here.

[pro-player width=’530′ height=’253′ type=’video’]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWaKLuI81D4[/pro-player]

[pro-player width=’530′ height=’253′ type=’video’]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WQ8qBXvIcg[/pro-player]

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  • jaypea360

    Have not played minecraft yet, only watched videos. This looks like a cheap bit of entertainment, I’ll def check it out.

    Agreed that the supporters from the start should be rewarded instead of the people who buy at the end. Its like that all the time though. You buy a game and all of its subsequent DLCs because you really like the game. 6 months later they bundle all DLC with the full game for half price usually calling it GOTY edition. Way to screw your loyalists(Borderlands I am looking at YOU!!!)

    • Cellophane Girl

      I imagine what they would do, or SHOULD do to be fair, is each chapter costs more than the last. Chapter 1 80msp, Chapter 2 160mps, etc.

      They need to let indie games have DLC.

      • It still wouldn’t really be fair. and incredibly expensive for a person who bought every chapter, rather than just the last one. Previous chapters aren’t updated, so no matter what you have to buy the next chapter if you want the updates.

        • Cellophane Girl

          True, and because of that people will probably not buy the game (if they know about this) until the last chapter is out.
          And if people don’t buy the previous chapters the other ones may never come out. They really shouldn’t even bother until they get it all together and just put it out as a whole game.

    • v8hilux

      damned annoying when they do that, tis and they usually make you pay a premium for getting it early too. Think that if they’re gonna release it all eventually it should be at the same time the new games comes out :p

  • jaypea360

    OH wait, Indie Game 🙁 Not available in Australia. Damn shame cause there are a few good indie games I want to check out.

    • Make yourself a US account and then you can pick it up 😉

      Looks like The Radical one will be doing a review for this 😉 Going back to his roots of reviewing XBLIG !! wooooo !! 😛

      • jaypea360

        Sweet I’ll try that, cheers. Do the Australian Microsoft points work on US accounts?

        • Cellophane Girl

          I found this on the subject. “Points are region specific and non-transferable, so for example, points purchased with a U.S. account will not be accepted for purchases in any other region. ”

          So looks like no, but I’m not in Australia so I don’t know for certain.

          • jaypea360

            This does seem to be the case. I can play trials of the indie games so it wasn’t a lost cause.

            Thanks everyone 🙂

          • v8hilux

            scamming lil gits! i don’t agree with that in anyway, i supose it’s to discourage people buying overseas editions for additional content but it’s bull at the end of the day. surely they should have a conversion system in place :p

          • Cellophane Girl

            I think they just do that because of the exchange rate. People would just buy MSpoints from whatever country has them for the cheapest at the time.

  • Cellophane Girl

    This looks pretty much like a straight up Minecraft rip off.
    Even the objects you can create look the same. (the book shelves, carts etc).

    Plus it doesn’t look like it has the graphical charm that minecraft does.
    I’d say get minecraft if you don’t have it and this looks interesting to you.

    But I guess the flaw with the indie games is that there are a lot of the same thing. At least it’s not another “massage” game.

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