Apparently, I have an itch for crafting games. From the scrap-gathering of Fallout 4 to the venerable Minecraft, I kind of dig the hunt for rare stuff that can be looted, sorted, and made into other stuff… which kind of explains why my workshop looks the way it does.
Anyway, one of these games I’ve dabbled with is Starbound, a side-scrolling 2D building-crafting-adventuring game that is set to get some kind of addition that lets you use your spaceship as more than just a floating house you can store other people in.
Now, if you’ve played the vanilla game and find it’s too limited, then there’s a mod out there called Frackin’ Universe that adds a lot more complexity and challenge to the game. If this were Minecraft, I’d say Frackin’ is what you’d call a “technology mod.” These are often mods that add new systems and machines that can be programmed, automate tasks, etc.
I wish I had the time to devote to things like these sorts of mods, as they look like they can be very satisfying to master. Fortunately for lovers of my comics, I’m more into the occasional log in, zen out while building a house, then log out sort of gameplay. That doesn’t mean you need to limit yourself, however. I dare say we may be approaching that event horizon I’ve long predicted where people will chose some game franchises like educational majors or careers, as to fully explore them could take a lifetime.
I hope when that happens that game achievements will be valid as currency. 🙂