DayZ hits 1m downloads one year before launch

It’s hard as nails, it’s bug-ridden, and it has no tutorial – but online zombie adventure DayZ has now been downloaded 1m times, barely a month after its ‘alpha’ launch on PC gaming service Steam. Its creator, New Zealand-born game designer, Dean Hall, has become the latest independent developer to release a new project before it is finished, allowing gamers to …

Minecraft fan spends years recreating Spirited Away

There have been plenty of ridiculously ambitious Minecraft modelling projects over the past four years. Talented gamers have used Mojang’s Lego-like building sim to craft reproductions of everything from the Starship Enterprise to the Game of Thrones city of King’s Landing. But this is something rather special. Working with a small group of friends Alan Becker is creating a scale …