“Minecraft” could be on a good start to 2016. Aside from improvements to their “Pocket Edition” and “Educational Edition,” a new skin pack arrives as part of Mojang's welcoming the new year. However, there's also the case of a new game which has been dubbed a ‘Minecraft killer.'
First, Game Spot's report updates players on the issue of a new skin pack which brings improvements to “Minecraft's” Windows 10 Edition. The said pack is dubbed “Journey to the West,” and it brings to the game a Chinese-themed pack of blocks and buildable structure true to the theme's namesake, “Journey to the West.”
The pack, sadly, is only available for “Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition” and “Pocket Edition” on mobile. However, various platforms with the said edition stands to receive the latest from “Minecraft.”
In other news, Venture Beat got wind of a curious game in the making—”Portal Knights.” According to the article, the said game is sandbox-adventure in nature where players can build things and fight monsters in single-player and multiplayer games—making it sound like the gameplay of another game, “Minecraft.”
That's the main reason why it's being called a “Minecraft killer.” Furthermore, it's set to be released in Steam's Early Access on Feb. 25 for PC subscribers. It's got a lot of elements from classic RPG; there's dungeon-crawling, castle-building, and boss-fighting.
Players can choose between three classes—a warrior, a mage, or a ranger. They can then travel world-to-world by using ‘portal shards' that are craftable into portals.
This early, it's not clear whether this could effectively pose a threat to “Minecraft's” dominance, but it's good to see that there are other games which has been inspired by the sandbox-adventure.