Minecraft is a first-person fighter/sandbox construction game created by Mojang AB.

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Back to work in a few days!

Back to work in a few days!

May 29, 2010 1 comment

a new development blog post regarding notch working full-time on Minecraft.

All signs point to yes!

All signs point to yes!

Jun 3, 2010 5 comments

a new development update regarding cake, signs and a hint of a new infdev update.

update to infdev

update to infdev

Jun 7, 2010 6 comments

+ Added signs + Added ladders + Added doors * Tweaked monster spawn rates * Temporarily changed back to the old tree code

Infdev water and save-breaks

Infdev water and save-breaks

Jun 14, 2010 12 comments

infdev is getting a huge epic new water system. but the bad news is, in over a week, all infdev saves will be broken.

Dynamic water and Buckets

Dynamic water and Buckets

Jun 15, 2010 5 comments

* Leaves not near a tree trunk will now go away * Added a new option for graphics quality * Added buckets (Right click water to pick it up) * Added dynamic...

Caves, prettier water.

Caves, prettier water.

Jun 17, 2010 8 comments

* Water is prettier now. You can see which direction the current is flowing * Regional caves. Some areas have a lot, some have very few.

The level previewer is online and a tweak/bug fix update

The level previewer is online and a tweak/bug fix update

Jun 17, 2010 10 comments

a new level previewer is online, and a huge list of bugs for infdev have been fixed.

Next week: performance and stability

Next week: performance and stability

Jun 20, 2010 2 comments

Next week will be spent fixing this as much as I can, looking into exactly what is making the game run slow (I only get 60-100 fps at the highest setting...

Your saves are safe!

Your saves are safe!

Jun 21, 2010 3 comments

Infdev will load old levels after the update, including mobs and chest contents! Your saves are safe. It will automatically save the level as the new...

Hrmpth. Trade-offs.

Hrmpth. Trade-offs.

Jun 23, 2010 7 comments

I can either make the game have a high peak frame rate, or have a smooth frame rate. I’ve condensed it down to a single constant number called CHUNK_SIZE...

Here’s a review of something I recently bought

Here’s a review of something I recently bought

Jun 24, 2010 2 comments

+ New save file format + Tweaked rail laying code, it’s much better now + Better fps + Less crashy, and when it does crash, it should give a nice error...

I reverted back to the old save file format

I reverted back to the old save file format

Jun 25, 2010 1 comment

I just updated infdev with the old file system in place.

Seecret Friday update 2! OooooOOOoo!

Seecret Friday update 2! OooooOOOoo!

Jun 25, 2010 7 comments

Yep, it’s that time again! Infdev’s been updated with some seecret fun stuff. You might want to go spelunking on newly generated levels or previously...

Sorry I broke the signs, here’s the fix

Sorry I broke the signs, here’s the fix

Jun 27, 2010 2 comments

I thought I was going to be able to not work on minecraft all weekend until I saw a disturbing number of crash reports coming in. Turns out I totally...

Minecraft is back up!

Minecraft is back up!

Jun 28, 2010 6 comments

While I was working on the offline client, I rebooted the web server, which reset the max file handles to 1024. Since every connection takes up a file...

Offline client tech test

Offline client tech test

Jun 29, 2010 3 comments

Proper installers for Windows and MacOS are coming tomorrow, but I’d appreciate some feedback from techy people who understand what an executable jar...

I fixed a few bugs in /game/, and the game is now playable offline

I fixed a few bugs in /game/, and the game is now playable offline

Jun 30, 2010 32 comments

Bug fixes include signs working the way they used to, players below the map correctly dying, and a few minor things I’ve forgotten about, including stairs...

My worst code design decision, and seecret minecraft update

My worst code design decision, and seecret minecraft update

Jul 3, 2010 4 comments

Minecraft Alpha has been updated to version 1.0.1 (I just arbitrarily decided that the previous version was 1.0.0. :D), with some bug fixes (does the...

The rationale for Redstone

The rationale for Redstone

Jul 7, 2010 3 comments

I think the Redstone Dust (which is, and always has been[*] the official name for the red stuff) fits fairly well with the pseudo fantasy theme of Minecraft...

Multiplayer progress update, and Minecraft Alpha 1.0.3

Multiplayer progress update, and Minecraft Alpha 1.0.3

Jul 8, 2010 6 comments

* The pathfinder now works for hills. Except for spiders. Of course. * Generally more convincing mob idling behavior. They'll stand still more, looking...

Minecraft Alpha 1.0.5

Minecraft Alpha 1.0.5

Jul 13, 2010 13 comments

+ Added snowballs. You can throw them, but they deal no damage + Added craftable snow blocks * Fixed building on snow bug * Fixed ice rendering bug ...

Minecraft Alpha 1.0.5 and Survival Mode Progress

Minecraft Alpha 1.0.5 and Survival Mode Progress

Jul 15, 2010 11 comments

* You need shovels to get snowballs now, and you can’t stack as many * Ice freezes again * Snow blocks on top of top snow no longer looks weird * Less...

First over-the-internet private test of Survival Mode Multiplayer

First over-the-internet private test of Survival Mode Multiplayer

Jul 22, 2010 9 comments

I’ll be spending the rest of the week (tomorrow) on the seecret friday stuff, then get back to working on multiplayer next week. We’re getting closer...

minecraft status update and 1000 sales in 24 hours!

minecraft status update and 1000 sales in 24 hours!

Jul 29, 2010 10 comments

First they gave Minecraft a huge mention on the Team Fortress 2 blog, then the interview with PC Gamer came online. Not only is TF2 one of my favorite...

Minecraft Alpha-Multiplayer 0.1.0

Minecraft Alpha-Multiplayer 0.1.0

Aug 4, 2010 6 comments

The Minecraft Alpha server software is finally released!

Portal mod for Minecraft Classic

Portal mod for Minecraft Classic

Aug 9, 2010 9 comments

Copyboy’s been working on a crazy sweet mod for Minecraft Classic, with a custom server with actual working portals and textures based on work by Cosine.

Minecraft Alpha 1.0.16_01, Minecraft Server 0.1.2_01, and a new Launcher

Minecraft Alpha 1.0.16_01, Minecraft Server 0.1.2_01, and a new Launcher

Aug 12, 2010 10 comments

If you're playing the downloaded game, you will have to download a new version of the launcher from the minecraft website.

Blah, I failed the Friday update.

Blah, I failed the Friday update.

Aug 13, 2010 1 comment

There won't be a Friday update today, because I bit off more than I could chew.

Lots of stuff going on behind the scenes

Lots of stuff going on behind the scenes

Aug 21, 2010 9 comments

The last couple of weeks have been pretty crazy. Lots of different people have wanted to talk to me, and I'm spending a lot of time trying to decide where...

Minecraft Alpha v1.0.17_03, Finland, and Metagun

Minecraft Alpha v1.0.17_03, Finland, and Metagun

Aug 23, 2010 3 comments

From about noon tomorrow, I will be gone for almost two weeks! First I'm going to Finland, then I'm going to the states to talk to important people in...