American trucks and the open road may be The Official RPS Escapist Fantasy right now, but in 2014 we did have a nice few days dreaming about seeking a life of solitute, contemplation, creativity, exploration, and self-sufficiency in the wilds.
Inspired by the writings of Henry D. Thoreau, Life in the Woods was a collection of Minecraft [official site] mods turning the build ‘em up towards those feelings. Now curator Phedran has followed up with a new release adding multiplayer support and tuning the feelings to a slightly different direction.
The new version is Life in the Woods: Renaissance, and you can download it over here. Phedran explains on the site that as earlier releases mirrored her own struggles in life, this new one reflects how she’s improved her life and wellbeing since. That’s lovely. She says:
“Life in the Woods is still all about survival, exploration, and beauty, and there are new dangers to face, but the focus is now more than ever on creation, personal expression and discovery, and shaping the world around you, and now with multiplayer, while still holding true to your own ideals.”
Changes to this newest version include a wider variety of environments and vegetation, more creatures, improved recipes, more crops and trees to farm, more fish to catch, and more creative building options.
Isn’t this a nice life to dream of?