Project Wasteland is a Minecraft mod that attempts not only to lay Fallout-inspired skins over Minecraft textures, it also adds mobs like the two-headed Brahmin cows that are icons of the Fallout series. The coolest demonstration so far of what Project Wasteland adds to Minecraft is a wrist-mounted Pip-Boy unit, that is standard-issue gear for Vault dwellers who tromp into the wasteland.
The Pip-Boy provides a combination of inventory management, character stats reference, and map access, all on a little display attached to your character’s wrist. In many RPGs it feels like you’re popping out of the game world for a moment, to do anything related to those functions. In Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, it feels like your character is just taking a moment to look down at their Pip-Boy.
Getting a Pip-Boy working within Minecraft is awesome for a Fallout fan, even if seeing “Wooden Sword” on a computer monitor’s inventory screen is weird.
You can follow the development of Project Wasteland on its Minecraft Forum page.
Screengrab via Project Wasteland/YouTube