Click here to pre-order Patterns, Linden Lab's upcoming physics-enabled, 3D building, Minecraft-style game that Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson told me "Looks great!" For $10, you can pre-order the "Genesis version" of the game, when it's released on or before October 5, and get "all subsequent updates up to and including version 1.0, that we expect to release next year." If you're a Minecraft fan, you'll probably recall that's pretty much how Notch released that game, selling it in early Alpha back in 2010, which at the time was considered pretty daring. (I interviewed Notch that year, but now that he's a game god, I'm lucky to get a two word e-mail from him.) It's interesting that Linden Lab, a long established tech corporation, is now following Notch's footsteps.
Anyway, if you do order the Genesis version, please share in Comments, and prepare to share your experiences of the new and early world. In the future, I plan to write about Patterns much more. (I named this blog New World Notes for reasons just like this.)Tweet