Gaming studio, Minecraft has just announced a new and surprise game called Crown and Council. And to add to the surprise the game is totally free and the game (impressively enough) was made by just one lone Majongsta (that is the name of Minecraft’s developer Mojang employees), Henrik Patterson.
Yes, you heard right. One game in under one day developed by one man.
Crown and Council is not entirely unique. To some, it might resemble the past games such as Risk or Civilization. Just more pixelated and newer. But don’t get it wrong the game is still challenging bar it’s cute 16-bit style of pixel art and MIDI sound effects.
As with most Minecraft games, Crown and Council as the name suggests is mostly about the geopolitical drama which revolves around conquering kingdoms. The expansion, development, building kingdoms are required as a player all while defending it and conquering in the game. And naturally gold is the main way of buying and selling and is also used to build various iconic features of the game. Forts, forwarding naval attacks, and building universities are just some of the things you can do with the gold.
The game looks easy to the eye, but once you get down to it, is more challenging than you think.
Mojang shares in its announcement of Crown and Council;
It’s simple to play, but not quite so easy to win: do you spend all your cash on universities, hoping to survive long enough that your book-learning’ makes you unstoppable in the late game? Or do yo go for a quick land-grab, hoping to put enough boots on the ground to give you an irreversible early advantage?
Procedural generation is required for the 75 included maps. Thankfully the map generator is built in, and thus, players can create their own maps as they go. The final result is a desirable long lasting old school game.