Minetest on Steam

User avatar
Morn76
Member
Posts: 659
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2014 19:45

Re: Minetest on Steam

by Morn76 » Post

According to Google Trends, interest in Minecraft has peaked now and is slowly waning: https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=minecraft

So by the time MT finally hits 1.0 (and Steam), eight-year-olds worldwide may very well have decided that the whole block-building sandbox game trend is over and sooo 2011.

User avatar
Minetestforfun
Member
Posts: 936
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2014 14:09
GitHub: Darcidride
IRC: Darcidride + MinetestForFun
In-game: Darcidride + MinetestForFun
Location: On earth
Contact:

Re: Minetest on Steam

by Minetestforfun » Post

Minetest needs to be bundle with more subgames and with great and different subgames, this is a fact...

But if people comes from Steam, they can also connect to public servers :)

User avatar
Neuromancer
Member
Posts: 795
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2012 22:28
GitHub: Neuromancer56

Re: Minetest on Steam

by Neuromancer » Post

Morn76 wrote:According to Google Trends, interest in Minecraft has peaked now and is slowly waning: https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=minecraft

So by the time MT finally hits 1.0 (and Steam), eight-year-olds worldwide may very well have decided that the whole block-building sandbox game trend is over and sooo 2011.
It's even worse if you look at Minetest: https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q ... %2FGMT%2B6
Terraria is trending up:
https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q ... %2FGMT%2B6

User avatar
Morn76
Member
Posts: 659
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2014 19:45

Re: Minetest on Steam

by Morn76 » Post

Neuromancer wrote:
Morn76 wrote:According to Google Trends, interest in Minecraft has peaked now and is slowly waning: https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=minecraft

So by the time MT finally hits 1.0 (and Steam), eight-year-olds worldwide may very well have decided that the whole block-building sandbox game trend is over and sooo 2011.
It's even worse if you look at Minetest: https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q ... %2FGMT%2B6
Terraria is trending up:
https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q ... %2FGMT%2B6
Yes, celeron55 has said he saw declining downloads for each new MT release. I blamed forum builds (which he did not include I guess), but yeah, looks like MT peaked in 2014.

Moreover, stampy peaked in January 2015 (https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=stampy) and Captain Sparklez also peaked sometime in 2014 apparently (https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=sparklez). So it might be a trend.

Terraria is still trending up slightly, but I don't know if this indie-based return to 2-D gaming isn't another fad, especially with Oculus Rift getting released this year. What's nice in 2-D though is that you can judge jumps better and also enemy mobs cannot sneak up behind your back.

User avatar
lisacvuk
Member
Posts: 274
Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:52
GitHub: lisacvuk
IRC: lisac
In-game: lisacvuk
Location: Serbia, Užice

Re: Minetest on Steam

by lisacvuk » Post

I use PPAs to download minetest. Probably most Debian based users do.
It's lisac, not lisa.
400 character limit? Am I writing a book?
Administrator on Craig's server. Minetest player.
"The enemy pales when they see the face of Dazzle!" ~ Dazzle obviously.
I live in Serbia.
Steam | OpenDOTA
My mods:
Tool ranks
I appreciate donations in TF2 items. :)

Jordach
Member
Posts: 4523
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2011 17:58
GitHub: Jordach
IRC: Jordach
In-game: Jordach
Location: Blender Scene

Re: Minetest on Steam

by Jordach » Post

I think the problem is, we've done the tried and tested method. (Ayy, pun.)

Secondly, Terraria has a metric shit-ton of content. MT anc MC, by comparison, does not.

We need content, not an empty base game. What's a world without life, entertainment, a purpose?
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=19056 Solar Plains Dev Server

User avatar
Morn76
Member
Posts: 659
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2014 19:45

Re: Minetest on Steam

by Morn76 » Post

Jordach wrote: We need content, not an empty base game. What's a world without life, entertainment, a purpose?
There are plenty of early access games on Steam that are still heavily under development, so that should not be a problem. It's actually a good thing because players can still influence the direction a game takes.

The bigger problem is probably that early access games on Steam are expected to mature quite rapidly, i.e. over a time span of a few months. Open source projects like MT tend to develop at a more leisurely pace and cannot really keep up with small startups where developers code all day and sleep under their desks. Especially if those people also use a ready-made game engine for 3-D graphics and physics, instead of rolling their own like MT does.

redblade7
Member
Posts: 304
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2015 07:14
IRC: redneonglow redblade7
In-game: redblade7 redblade7_owner

Re: Minetest on Steam

by redblade7 » Post

Neuromancer wrote: Terraria is trending up:
https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q ... %2FGMT%2B6
Wow. I had no idea there was such a thing when I set up my similarly-named server.
-redblade7, admin of: THE CREATIVE GARDENS (creative), THE VALLEYS (sandbox), and THE DIGITAL FARMS (farming/hunger/shops)

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests