Mojang Working on Free Version of Minecraft for Raspberry Pi

November 26, 2012 -

Sweden-based developer Mojang is working on a custom version of its hit Minecraft game for the $25 - $35 Raspberry Pi micro-computer. The new game is called Minecraft: Pi Edition and was officially filed this weekend at Minecon fan event in Paris, France. According to the official FAQ on the Raspberry Pi web site, the game came into being after the company sent "a bunch of boards out to Notch and the guys at Mojang in Stockholm a little while back."

The game is reportedly a re-work of Minecraft Pocket Edition made to work on the very modular computing device. The port will have a "revised feature set and support for several programming languages" which should allow Minecraft fans to code inside the game.

"The possibilities are massive," said Mojang's chief officer Owen Hill over the weekend. "You could organize the cheapest LAN party of all time, or use the Pi to learn the fundamentals of programming on a minuscule budget. It's like hacking your way into Minecraft and modifying the game world with code, a bit like being Notch, Jeb, or Nathan, but arguably more fun and less stressful."

Minecraft: Pi Edition is tentatively set for a free release "very soon."

Source: CVG


Comments

Re: Mojang Working on Free Version of Minecraft for Raspberry Pi

That's great, and more power to them.  On the other hand, I'd appreciate it if they actually added the features promised back in Beta.  It's been almost 2 years since Notch promised a modding API, back while the game was still in beta.  Every time they update, adding "features" that nobody actually wants, they push back the API release date.  Yesterday they finally revealed some details, but still no info on when it will come out, just that it won't be in the next major update.

Re: Mojang Working on Free Version of Minecraft for Raspberry Pi

The modding API is coming up, soon.

 
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