Does it run Minecraft? Well, since you ask…

There’s a question that we’ve been asked almost every day by someone or other – does the Raspberry Pi run Minecraft?

It does now – and you’ll be able to download and play it yourself very soon.

We sent a bunch of boards out to Notch and the guys at Mojang in Stockholm a little while back, and they’ve produced a port of Minecraft: Pocket Edition which they’re calling  Minecraft: Pi Edition. It’ll carry a revised feature set and support for several programming languages, so you can code direct into Minecraft before you start playing. (Or you can just – you know – play.) Owen and Daniel from Mojang say:

The possibilities are massive. You could organise 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 was unveiled officially today at Minecon in Paris. When it’s released, which we hope will be very soon, it’ll be a free download – and I’m sure I’m not alone in saying I TOTALLY CAN’T WAIT.

We’re sending Daniel Bates from the Foundation to Minecon to take pictures and chat to the Mojang guys. We’ll post what he comes up with here later next week.

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