Try 'Drop', the latest game from Minecraft creator Notch

By on April 29, 2013, 11:30 AM

The latest game from the mastermind behind Minecraft is now available. Drop is a minimalistic browser-based game that features only one thing in common with the title that made Markus “Notch” Persson an indie game star: cubes (and hexagons).

At the beginning of the game, a number of jumbled letters appear on screen. It’s the player’s job to unscramble them and form a word before they disappear and are replaced by a different set of letters. If a player misses a word, the game is over and you must start over again.

The free-to-play game could be a hit with school teachers or anyone wanting to improve their typing skills. Interestingly enough, the stark layout of the game was inspired by the ceiling design in Notch’s apartment. Furthermore, Notch drew inspiration from Super Hexagon, a game where you play as a triangle trying to escape to the next level as spinning walls close in on you. Having played both, I can certainly see the elements of Super Hexagon in Drop.

Drop was originally hosted on Amazon Web Server but has since moved over to its own server at drop.notch.net. A word of warning: this is one of those addictive games that you won’t want to walk away from once you start! Feel free to share you high score in the comments below. I would do the same but I don’t want to embarrass myself too much.




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tehbanz tehbanz said:

Gets so trippy and difficult near the 200 mark. 204 is the best I can get. will try again when I'm not at work <.<

lalaman lalaman said:

Lol best for me was 217, if I play anymore, I'll go blind!

treeski treeski said:

1571... I just quit 'cause it was getting tiring :P

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

330. I tire of a game quickly if I'm not decapitating someone.

1 person liked this | spydercanopus spydercanopus said:

0. next

Guest said:

414 is the highest I've gotten. I'd like to at least hit 1000 before I let go of this game haha.

j05hh j05hh said:

100 then I blacked out

Guest said:

Just got 5110! check out the gameplay here [video embed]

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