Is This The Next Minecraft? Mike and Pete Talk Gaming With TerraTech Chief Russ Clarke

Is Russ Clarke’s TerraTech the next Minecraft? The Guardian certainly thinks it’s a contender and a growing fanbase and list of awards are proof of its early success.

Russ is founder of game developer Payload Studios and is the lead developer of TerraTech. He joins Mike and Pete in the studio for this edition of Crowd Scene.

TerraTech is a physics-based game about exploring an alien planet, mining resources and blowing stuff up! But it’s not a typical video game – as you explore worlds you’re inventing, finding resources and building vehicles– in that sense it’s not unlike a new kind of Lego. In fact, as Russ puts it, TerraTech is like “Lego with guns”.

Russ set out to raise £35,000 on Kickstarter to bring TerraTech to life and by the end of the campaign, more than 1,600 backers took the total over £39,000. Russ shares a wealth of advice both as an entrepreneur and as a crowdfunder.

Thanks for listening!

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Links and things mentioned in this show

TerraTech – Kickstarter campaign page

TerraTech – website

TerraTech on YouTube

@TerraTechGame – TerraTech on Twitter

TerraTech on Reddit

TerraTech on Twitch

TerraTech on Steam

@_higekun – Russ Clarke on Twitter

Radiant Worlds – developers of SkySaga

Natural Motion – game developer

Press Space PR – PR for game developers, led by Natalie Griffith

IndieDB – gaming community

BBC Micro computer (1981)

BBC micro:bit (2015)

Elite: Dangerous – Kickstarter campaign

Double Fine Adventure – Kickstarter campaign

Gamasutra – game development website

Pixel Ripped – VR game

Words to live by

Don’t Believe the World Owes You a Living. The World Owes You Nothing. It Was Here First.

Robert Burdette

The Crowd Scene theme music is by Kim Boekbinder. Special thanks also to Jim Fowler.