• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hurry! Pre-order Be@rbrick Creeper 400% before Oct 10

    MediCom Toy Inc have been making supercool BE@RBRICK figurines since 2001 and it’s a great honour to be able to collaborate with them on this limited edition 28cm-tall creeper model. Other featured designs have been by the likes of H R Giger and Vivienne Westwood, so we’re in some very fancy company!

    You can pre-order yours now right here - but you only have until Oct 10 to do so! The models will then be shipped out in January.

    That’s all!

    Cheerio!

    Marsh - @marshdavies

  • New book alert! Build a mighty medieval empire!

    Hear ye! Hear ye! Today we’re releasing Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress - a new book that teaches you how to put together your own medieval kingdom piece by (possibly plague-ridden) piece.

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  • MINECON 2016 is over! Finished! Done! Thanks for being part of it!

    What a couple of days! There’ve been celebs, surprise reveals, intense tournaments, amazing costumes, talks by clever-clogs, manic panel shows, comedians and more. Best of all, there’s been you: the coolest, smartest and friendliest gaming community on Earth. We love you, and it was great meeting so many of you! The Mojang team are happily exhausted - how about you lot?

    Here are just a few of the cool things that happened…

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