hat’s right: the folks what make Minecraft are publishing a game from a third-party dev, whose members include one Jens Bergensten, also known as the man who took charge of Minecraft when Notch decided to give it all up to live in a giant house filled with jellybeans. Nepotism! Luckily, Cobalt’s looking very good indeed: it’s a side-scrolling action-platformer that’s been refined over several years, with particular focus on its four-person multiplayer. There’s sliding, slow motion, sliding in slow motion and lots of jumping and rolling. Rolling is particularly important, as it allows you to not only dodge incoming projectiles, but to deflect them back at whoever fired. Controls are refined and responsive, and the action, dare we say it, is reminiscent at times of a 2D multiplayer Vanquish. We’re quite excited by this one.