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Linden Lab's Patterns Could Become The Next Minecraft

Back in 2003, Linden Lab launched Second Life, an online virtual world that would later see millions upon millions of active residents. Hoping to once again capture the hearts of gaming addicts worldwide, the company has released a preview of its upcoming title, Patterns. If the success of Minecraft has taught us anything, it's that people love to make use of their imaginations and creativity.

Hoping to capture the same addictive nature of Minecraft, while simultaneously setting itself apart, Patterns is focused more on the combination of various different shapes and patterns rather than an army of constructive blocks. Like Minecraft, the game is more about the experience rather than fulfilling a certain objective.

As you can see in the trailer, the game revolves around its real-time physics engine, something Linden Lab says was built as the game's foundation. Unfortunately, the game is still in its early stages of development, but we can already see the potential this title has to offer. Could Patterns become the next Minecraft? Or is it just another knockoff? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


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