If you have a few spare minutes this Christmas, I highly recommend spending them playing the fantastic little shooter, ‘Left 4k Dead‘.

It was created by a chap named Markus Persson (aka Notch) for the Java4k competition, an annual contest where entrants must cram as much awesome gameplay as possible into only 4k (that’s 4096 bytes) of pure Java code!

Loosely based on Valve’s ‘Left 4 Dead‘, this has managed to eat up a ridiculous amount of my time since discovering it this morning. You have been warned….

P.S. Markus himself seems like a lovely fella (seeing as he took the time to email me back to confirm I could link to his site), so check out his other projects and show him some love!