• Shouldn't you be on Minecraft.net right now?

    Hey!

    This blog is no longer the go-to place for official Minecraft news! From now on we’ll be posting snapshots, updates, and lots, lots more on Minecraft.net.

    Minecraft.net! Bookmark it! Make it your homepage! 

    Why have we done this? Learn that and more on Minecraft.net!

    Note: we’ll still use this blog for any Mojang news that’s not relevant to Minecraft. There’s not a lot of that about right now but thought it was worth mentioning.

    Thanks!

    Owen - @bopogamel and Marsh - @marshdavies

  • Pocket Edition is 5 years old! Have a trailer for 1.0!

    What a long way we’ve come! At its inception, Pocket Edition was little more than an experiment by mega-brained Mojang coder, Aron Nieminen. It was pretty bare bones - just the most minimal Minecrafty features in mobile form, hammered together in a mere three months.

    As Aron says: “It wasn’t even supposed to have multiplayer at first, and the first internal version only had an ASCII renderer!”

    It’s since grown into one of our most popular versions of Minecraft, with over 40 million players, who are now able to enjoy the rich features of redstone, join each other on Realms, and across platforms, race each other on pigback, wail on witches and - with the upcoming Ender Update - battle the ultimate boss: The Ender Dragon.

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  • Share your real-life Minecraft moments!

    Hey!

    Minecraft can be a funny old game. Over the years, crafters have uncovered a wealth of secrets, and developed a bunch of unique ways to play. Dirt block towers, pigs with saddles, chests packed with mushroom stew - over time, these things have become almost… normal.

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  • Go googly-eyed! Cartoon textures on Pocket / Win 10!

    Turn your world into a toon with the latest texture pack to arrive on Pocket and Windows 10 Edition! Give your pigs a higher derp factor - and resolution to boot. Reshape villagers’ noses! Make sheep look startled!

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  • On consoles this holiday: Elytra, End Cities & more

    We’ve prepared a rather spectacular seasonal gift for Console Edition. As is traditional, you’ll have to wait until late December to open up the full package, but we’re happy to give you a teeny preview today - the digital equivalent of letting you sneak downstairs and give your gift-wrapped goodies a little inquisitive shake.

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  • Got time to spare? Try our Hour of Code 2016 Edition!

    What could you learn in one hour? A little maths? A smattering of English? Some “science”?

    Nothing of significance, basically. That’s why you should be delighted that we’ve created a second Hour of Code tutorial, designed to teach you the basics of coding in a mere 60 minutes. We introduce concepts of game design and computer science in easy-to-understand steps before giving insight into mob behavior and more. Of course, to be a master coder like Jens takes more than an hour’s training, but this is a great place to start.

    Last year’s hour of code has been played over 31 million times, making it the most popular on the Code.org platform. Despite that, we’ve rebuilt the thing so it’s even better than last year’s.

    Both the 2015 and 2016 tutorials are now available at code.org/minecraft so head over and give them a try. Oh, and if you’re still not convinced, watch the chirpy video below.

    Thanks for reading, everyone! Enjoy your hour of code!

    Owen - @bopogamel

  • Seek out the Exploration Update: 1.11 on PC / Mac now!

    Treasure hunters, rejoice! Update 1.11, aka the Exploration Update, has now made the treacherous journey from snapshot to full release. Our intrepid developers have scaled mighty crags of code, ventured into untamed pre-release territory and battled bugs to bring you wondrous gaming goodies!

    If you haven’t got Minecraft for PC / Mac yet: you can buy it here! It’s fun and gets loads of massive, free updates like this one.

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  • Pocket and Win 10 getting 1.0 - The Ender Update soon!

    There comes a time in every Minecraft edition’s life when they evolve from being a mere percentage into a fully fledged number. For Pocket Edition and Windows 10 that time is almost here. 1.0 - The Ender Update is coming!

    We didn’t pick that number for the lols. Our next update is packed with features but most significant is probably The End and its iconic inhabitant - The Ender Dragon. Though you can carry on playing after defeating the misunderstood beast, for many, taking it down is the ultimate goal in Minecraft. Something to aim for and achieve after hours of play. A tangible end-game for Survival players.

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  • Minecraft 1.11 Pre-Release 1

    We have reached a point for Minecraft 1.11 where we feel ready to level up our snapshots to pre-release status! The observer, llamas, and exploration maps will soon hit all vanilla servers across the world, and here’s your last chance to give it a test run before it does so.

    Unless we encounter unexpected issues of grandiose seriousness, the target release date is November 14!

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  • The Humble Blockjam Bundle is about to begin

    Hey!

    Exciting news ahead!

    We’ve teamed up with a bunch of our developer buddies to create games and raise money for charity. The games will be available to download from Humble Bundle’s snazzy website in exchange for a donation of your choosing. It starts at 3pm today and ends at 12pm CET on Thursday. [UPDATE: It now ends at 12pm CET on Friday, meaning that all the games will be exactly 24 hours better!]

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