Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson makes an 2d version in a 48 hour dare. The Ludum Dare to be more specific which is a “make a game in 48 hours solo competition” and then rated by the participants. Notches submission named Minicraft is very addictive and with no saves you better be carful. It looks like there may be a sequel in the works as well according to this tweet.
Minicraft 2 is being worked on, for no good reason. It needs a better name, though.
— Markus Persson (@notch) December 26, 2011
Minicraft has been renamed to Minitale. Gets all the features we have been asking for and more to come!
Minitale: Saving and loading works, replays work, the new level generator code is starting to look good. Did some web work, but gave up.
— Markus Persson (@notch) January 8, 2012