We’ve made no secret on Immortal Machines about our love of mods and mod tools. Giving gamers free reign to exercise their creativity by providing the tools to build virtual worlds is one of the best things any developer can do.

Every once in awhile, they go ahead and just make that the game. And that can be even better.

Markus Persson’s Minecraft is a remarkable title, resembling nothing so much as a landscape of infinite legos, beckoning you to create whatever your heart desires and share it with the world. It loads right in your browser, so getting in game and convincing your friends to join you couldn’t be easier – but there’s a chance you already know that, because that’s just what the Colony of Gamers crowd has already done.

When you’re done listening to the episode, please go take a look at that thread. Check out some of the screenshots of the amazing things that have sprung from the community’s imagination and spare time. Then go check out the server for yourself – it’s free to try, and if you want to support the game financially you’ll also get access to a “survival mode” that turns the whole thing into a roguelike of sorts, which I understand is terribly hard and also brilliant.

I could say more, but… well, here, I did: in the Episode 30 Indiecast.

Want to talk about Minecraft? Come discuss it over at Colony of Gamers.