Roam a Voxel based sandbox game and craft your own world the way you like it by yourself or with friends.
Brings cube based adventure gaming a step higher with high-tech gameplay and awesome graphics.
Experience an amazing hybrid of a game with regular awesome animation mixed with a Voxel based world.
The novelty of being able to craft and build your own game world has led to the popularity of the digital sandbox. More and more titles and mods are being released as a result of MineCraft’s rise to stardom. However, Voxel based sandbox gaming does not end there.
It is not uncommon to mix game types or kinds every now and then to produce hybrid games that either extend or bring the gaming experience to a much higher level. The combination of RPG and RTS which made games like StarCraft, Warcraft or even League of Legends attain such popularity does provide a game experience beyond the regular RPG or just plain RTS titles.
Texas based game company Playful Corp. has just brought the Voxel cubed based MineCraft build-your-own-world experience into a new age or way of doing things which includes a way attractively high-tech Sci-Fi look one would never expect in a game like MineCraft.
CreatiVerse is a Voxel based MineCraft looking game that at first sight could be taken in as a clone of the latter but kind of alters the look and feel of the game though still retains the core principles of MineCraft crafting and world creation. You still have to gather blocks of items like wood, sand, stone and others to craft on a crafting table in order to build weapons, structures, shelter and the like.
You still have to gather food and plants and whatever is needed for your potions and energy requirements to survive in the game. The Mobs are still there roaming the game world and some still very dangerous as ever. It’s still bright in the day and dark at night and scanning the terrain at a distance will still give you that blocky look. However, aside from these and other similar features to MineCraft, the comparison takes a turn and goes way lot deeper.
Gone is your Lego like avatar. Gone are the Lego like Mobs. Gone is the Lego like crafting table and most of all, gone is your Lego like hand!
The avatar, gosh! It’s like looking at Ben 10. Groovy…
The Mobs are so cool, the blocky pig has been replaced by these cute yellow Pigsy’s with stripes. Others like the green leaf like mob, the crab with its deadly spinning attack and much much more create an awesome graphic experience. They are not Voxel based but regular animated characters that really kind of look like refugees from Ben 10. The crafting table is not the same blocky contraption anymore but looks like something unloaded from a spaceship. It’s got this cyber-robotic assembly unit look that moves as well as another similar device which you have to build called the processor.
In order to build you will of course collect materials so you will need tools like the pickaxe or shovel and the old trusty club. Wrong. Except for the club, the tools you need are already on your awesome looking gauntleted hand. It’s called a Matter Siphon and all you really have to do is extend your hand towards the item or block to collect be it wood, sand or other blocky items that your gauntlet will vacuum-suck and energy convert to be stored in your inventory.
The club you will still need as you’ll have to take a swing at the mobs if you need to and you still don’t have a crafted sword. MineCraft is already a sort of adventure game in itself and so is CreatiVerse with an added mix of regular non-voxel first-person adventure. However, in order to collect advanced items, you will need to create power cells for your gauntlet.
Crafting is almost the same as MineCraft where you build needed items on the crafting table using the collected stuff from your inventory. Combat is the same swing your weapon moves. The sword is still the basic weapon with the game still being in Alpha but upcoming updates will definitely bring more improvement to the game.
You still travel the game and get to different locations by basically walking but now, teleporting has been made easy. You have access to teleporters and you have a touchstone in your inventory that will take you to a chosen spawn position or the location of your shelter if you link it there. Multi-player servers are also available for those who want to play and team-up with friends.
The game is now available free-2-play on Steam and has already gathered a sizable following. There are many similarities as well as differences to MineCraft and it would really be kind of difficult to describe the features of the game without reference to the former.
Overall, CreatiVerse is a wonderful game. Though still in it’s early version, the game will definitely give MineCraft some stiff competition specially when it gets adopted to Virtual and Augmented reality which is not far in the near future. For those of you who enjoyed creating in MineCraft, those who enjoy Sandbox Gaming and those who want to try it out, if you have Windows 7 and up and the necessary PC requirements, maybe it would be best to download it now while it’s still free-2-play. The game has a store feature for micro-transactions but according to the developers, one doesn’t really need to spend to enjoy the game. Let’s hope it stays that way.