If I tried getting into the game Minecraft at this point, it would take me less than a week to get completely invested. I would put the rest of my life on the backburner, and split my time between actual campaigns and building a replica of my hometown out of blocks. During that same week, Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson could put together an entirely new game, such as this first person zombie shoot-em-up Shambles, which he designed in approximately seven days. My own aspirations are dulled in comparison.
No stranger to making games in limited timeframes, Persson created Shambles for the 7DFPS (7 Day First Person Shooter) design challenge. While it doesn’t feature multi-branched RPG elements, or giant complicated boss battles, it’s still an impressive feat, and you’ll be surprised just how addictive the game can be. Plus, you can play it from your browser, so there aren’t any downloads needed. Just click the link above and get to blasting.