"The proprietary game "Minecraft", which is written in
Java, may have been inspired by Sauerbraten (also known as "Cube
2"). Minecraft is a browser-based first person "Sandbox" style
adventure game where you can connect with other players over the
Internet and build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D
world. This kind of game isn't new, in fact if you've ever searched
the Internet for Free multi-platform first person shooters, you've
probably heard of Cube 2: Sauerbraten.
"Minecraft and Cube 2: Sauerbraten have a lot in common, if you
put gameplay footage of both in front of someone who has never
played either, I think that person would think they are the same
game, well, maybe without Minecraft's pixelated textures.
"Minecraft and Cube 2: Sauerbraten both are based around the
idea of building constructions out of textured cubes, this means
stacking 3D cubes to make mountains, buildings, trees, roads,
oceans, and many other things. Both are also available on
GNU+Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows."
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