Minecraft’s Notch releases Drowning in Problems, a text-based life simulator

How has your day been? Good? Don’t worry, we can fix that. Just click here and have a play of Drowning in Problems, a strange, statistical, and super depressing birth-to-death simulator from Markus “Notch” Persson, aka the man behind Minecraft.

The game was Notch’s contribution to the most recent Ludum Dare (a semi-regular gamejam that has resulted in ton of cool stuff over the years). The theme for Ludum Dare 29 was “beneath the surface.”

If you’re about to dive into it, I’ll warn you in advance: Drowning in Problems is less a video game than it is an interactive piece of art. Some, like myself, love experiments like this. If you’re hoping for something with a jump button and a high score, you’re going to be sorely disappointed.


If you’re looking for something that will make you question the absurdity of our hamster wheel lives, however, you’ve come to the right place

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