Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Cobalt, the action game of "running, jumping, rolling, shooting, throwing, dancing, hacking, rolling, flying, sliding, climbing, looting, deflecting, racing, piñata-ing, passing, scoring… and even more rolling!" is now playable as a discounted Alpha version, developers Mojang and Oxeye tell Kotaku.

The game is still under heavy development, but as with Minecraft, willing gamers can pick the game up now at a discounted price and be guaranteed the final version at no additional charge. The full game is expected to sell for about $26. The current price is about $13.

Cobalt is Mojang's second game published and the first third-party developed game they're behind. In releasing this game, the company is also creating a unified Mojang account.

The alpha version of the game includes hot seat multiplayer, a look at both single player and cooperative campaign and a level editor.

The beta will include a more robust level editor, more work on the single a cooperative campaign, new in-game level sharing, more editors and support for Mac OS X and Linux.

When the game goes gold it will include all editors fully functioning, in-game level sharing, the complete main campaign and hot seat multiplayer.

OK, enough with that. Go play Cobalt.

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS

Play the Next Big Thing From the Makers of Minecraft Right NowS