Remember those days when environmentalists used to jump on Apple all the time for its practices? Those days seem long behind us, indeed, this morning Apple unveiled its "Better" campaign to demonstrate its contributions to making the world a better place — aside, you know, from dependable and intuitive tech. To celebrate the initiative, YouTube's "Unofficially Apple" released a video on YouTube showcasing the environmentally friendly nature of Apple's new campus.
With the incredible popularity of Minecraft, it’s not surprising to see other games expand upon its winning creation formula. Toca Builders is one such offering, but it uses the template for additional aims. This kid-oriented app from Toca Boca adds some interesting twists to the core concept of “building with blocks” and gives kids the chance to be creative while also employing problem-solving skills.
The freedom of being let loose to explore, build, and carve out your own little niche in an open sandbox world made games like Minecraft and Terraria tremendously addictive. Deepworld attempts to capture that same magic by injecting the formula with a post-apocalyptic steampunk vibe, and while there's plenty to do both above and below the surface of this fantasy realm, this online crafting adventure doesn't quite click in the same way as the games it emulates.
When your company continually grows by leaps and bounds, you gotta have room for all those employees, right? Apple sure thinks so. Due to said growth, Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong has mentioned that Apple executives are already in the planning stages for a third Apple campus, after completion of the "spaceship" campus.
Let’s face it: we’re all waiting for Markus “Notch” Persson to bring an official version of “Minecraft” to the iOS platform. The second it goes on the App Store at a reasonable price, we’re downloading it and enjoying the heck out of the block-building, mineral harvesting, fortress building, enemy defending and slaying goodness that comes with it.
We also plan on playing until sleep and adequate social skills are but distant memories...but shh, don't tell anyone.
Still, there’s the downtime between now and the final release and not much that can be done about it, no matter how much you insist that you want the official version of Minecraft to arrive on the App Store. In the meantime, Ari Ronen’s “Eden – World Builder” will just have to be the methadone fix for the Minecraft heroin you’re craving.