MineCraft for iPhone Coming Soon

Feb 22, 2011 - 21 Comments

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The official version of Minecraft is coming to the iPhone and iOS platform later this year according to developers Mojang. Previously, an unofficial version of the popular game appeared on the app store before being pulled.

If you’ve never heard of Minecraft, it’s a sandbox construction game where what you can build is limited only by your imagination. You create things with boxes that represent different materials and elements in a three dimensional grid, and there’s two gameplay variations, one with monsters that are out to destroy your creation, and the other just a classic build mode. The game has become a runaway hit and is considered by many to be one of the best indie game releases of all time.

Minecraft is not quite as mindlessly entertaining as something like Angry Birds, but it’s a ton of fun and highly addictive once you get the hang of it. Currently the game runs in Java so you can play it in your browser on a Mac or PC by going to Minecraft.net, although the full version costs about $20.

It wasn’t specifically mentioned, but I’m hoping an HD version will be released for iPad too, since the larger screen would make gameplay a lot easier on the iPad than the iPhone. Minecraft will also be coming to Android, according to kontaku, meaning you should be able to play multiplayer games across platforms too.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPhone, News

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  1. stizz says:

    jailbreakers can play this now fyi

  2. Louis says:

    Sounds like a pain in the butt to control.

  3. trought says:

    iPad would be good, but iPhone? The screen resolution is far too small, Minecraft is best at 1600×1200 and up.

  4. Person says:

    Can you craft things on the iPod version

  5. anonymous97 says:

    I need my fix! Please hurry up with it! I’m begging you! (Yeah, I’m a minecraft addict much)

  6. Notch says:

    It’s good to see my game is coming to Iphone and Ipad

  7. Notch says:

    My game will be free to the first 200 peoe

    • max says:

      do you need minecraft for your computer to have it on your iphone/ipod/ipad?

      • Zack says:

        I am wondering the same thing. I don’t want to buy it on the computer because it is expensive but I don’t want to waste my money on the iPad version if I can’t use it

  8. popo1041 says:

    When will it lauch? Whatever the price, i will buy it, it’s awsoome!

  9. Notch says:

    The app is almost here!

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