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Aug 16

Minecraft Pocket edition is released!

The new Minecraft pocket edition is now available through the Android market place! Finally you can play minecraft wherever you are without having to worry about whether you have your laptop or not!

At the moment it seems that the release is specifically for the Sony ericsson Xperia Play, but there is talk in the future for it being opened up to other devices.

This release is focused on the creative aspects of minecraft, from the mojang blog:

The first version (Alpha 0.1) will focus on the creative aspects of Minecraft. We have tried to put in the features that make sense for playing on a mobile device while still keeping the core of the Minecraft experience. You will be able to select blocks on the touchscreen or just scroll through them with the circle and square buttons on the Xperia Play device. The first version also supports multi-player on a local wireless network allowing you to create a world and invite friends to build together. Some of the features in this release include:

  • Randomized worlds
  • Build anything you can imagine
  • Build with 36 different kinds of blocks
  • Invite and play with friends to your world (local wireless network)
  • Save multi-player worlds on your own phone

Looks pretty awesome! Am looking forward to trying it out myself when it gets released to more hardware types!

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