Minecraft clone 'UCraft' by Nexis Games entering final stages of development

The only major platforms Minecraft is not available currently are Nintendo's consoles - the Wii U and 3DS/New 3DS. While it's not clear why Minecraft hasn't come to those platforms (it's almost the perfect game for them), this leaves a major gap for indie developers to fill with their games.

We reported back in November that a somewhat-shady indie startup called 'Nexis Games' started developing a Minecraft clone called 'UCraft'. They attempted to fund the game's development through Kickstarter, only earning a little over half what they requested. As you may know, Kickstarter projects are not rewarded donations unless they reach their goal.

But despite getting no funding, Nexis Games is apparently nearly ready to release the game. WiiUNews reported about the progress of UCraft (poorly translated from German):
In a comparatively very short development time seems to have come UCraft now in a stadium where the developers are confident enough to submit the title to Nintendo. In 8 to 12 weeks it will appear in the American eShop Wii U.

If you're expecting anything good from UCraft, you might want to reconsider. Nexis Games also recently released 'BrickBlast U' on the eShop, which got a 2/10 score from NintendoLife. It's difficult to say if UCraft will gain a following with Wii U players, or become the next Meme Run.

Source: WiiUNews

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0x10c
April 20, 2015 at 1:49 PM delete

Please don't...just no

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JoshB104
April 21, 2015 at 1:25 AM delete

Does Nintendo not understand that they will get way more money and popularity if MC is released on their systems? I guess not,...

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Android_Walker
April 21, 2015 at 1:45 AM delete

I recall that Mojang has been taking down a lot of recreations of minecraft lately. Is this not considered a recreation? I mean, if that's a screenshot of the game, than they even have the same outline for the pickaxe.

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April 21, 2015 at 1:51 AM delete

Maybe there are some system limitations such as the DS not having enough power to run world generation or something. Personally I would love the have Minecraft on the 3DS, it would look cool...

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JoshB104
April 21, 2015 at 6:36 AM delete

No its just tat nintendo is a bunch of old men that don't understand modern economics

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PixelBucket
April 21, 2015 at 7:54 AM delete

I honestly despise minecraft spinoffs. If you can't create an original idea for a game and just copy some other game,.just give up.

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April 21, 2015 at 8:00 AM delete

As far as I know, they won't take action unless it either steals exact textures from the game or uses Minecraft trademarks (like the word 'Minecraft', I think some of the mobs might be trademarked but I'm not sure).

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April 21, 2015 at 1:10 PM delete

wow all those hd textures and they steal the pickaxe

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May 7, 2015 at 1:55 AM delete

Until they make the 4DS :D

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