Wurm Online

Wurm Online review

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Richard Cobbett at

Wurm Online is a fascinating MMO, even if it’s not going to get a high score in a couple of pages. Don’t see that as damnation, because this is definitely one of those games where the red number isn’t everything.

This is a difficult MMO to join and enjoy. It’s also one of the few that dares to be its own game instead of following the usual well-trod paths. If you ‘get it’, as many have during its beta, Wurm is one of those rare games that can reshape your view of what online worlds should be doing and the freedom they can offer. If not, you’ll bounce off it, hard.


Wurm Online officially launches next week, after a six and a half year beta

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Phil Savage at

If you thought Minecraft's two and a half year beta period was lengthy, take a look at the game Notch previously worked on. Wurm Online is a free MMO in which everything is crafted and created by players. After existing as an open beta since 2006, it will finally get an official 1.0 release next week on December 12th.


Blockbuster - The Making of Minecraft

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Marsh Davies at

I think I was already fucking rich by the time I realised, ‘I’m gonna be fucking rich.’” That’s how quickly it all happened for Markus ‘Notch’ Persson.

He’d made a game called Minecraft – you may have heard of it. It did rather well. Is doing, actually: three and a half years after the alpha version went on sale, Notch’s studio, Mojang, is still selling 43,420 copies every day, and that number continues to climb.


20 free PC games you must play

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Lewis Denby at

Every month, we present you with a roundup of the best free PC games that have been recently released. What we haven’t done before is sit down and think about all the best free PC games knocking around the internet at the moment, eventually formatting them into a big old list feature. We think it’s about time we sorted that out.