This new Minecraft de-make looks just like Minecraft, but what doesn’t

Simplifying the vastness of the Minecraft universe to 252 bytes seems impossible, but French developer and designer p01 did just that with “Minicraft.” p01 has officially beaten Minecraft creator Notch at shrinking his own game. (Notch’s own version of minicraft was 4gb.)

Minecraft isn’t the only game p01 has reduced into an impossibly small file size: “Wolfensteiny” is a tribute to Wolfenstien 3D. Oddly enought, it looks a lot like “Minicraft.” Is that because the games and their tiny demo counterparts are actually alike, or has Minecraft infiltrated our consciousness so much that anything “blocky” resembles Minecraft? Either way, p01’s compact visualizations are impressively ingenious.