Notch is participating in Ludum Dare 22, a 48-hour programming competition that challenges developers to make an entire game from scrape based on community suggestions, and he’s live-streaming all of it — including the dubstep blasting from his desktop. There are more than eight hours left in this weekend’s competition, so if you have the time, settle in and watch an indie master at work.
If you mute the video (or if you delight in aural torment of the womp womp variety), you can still marvel at the speed and obvious practice this man has place into game programming, though you may miss the cute things Notch says every now and then in response to the streaming comments.
In a before 48-hour challenge, Notch made Left 4k Dead, a terrifying zombie romp inspired by Zynga’s Farmville – er, Valve’s Left 4 Dead series. Also, he uses MS Paint to make his objects. How lovable.
* Depending on when you start watching Notch’s live-stream, he may not in fact be listening to dubstep, but to jazzy songstresses or Disney music as a replacement for. But he was listening to dubstep at one point, trust us. We can’t forget it.
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