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Imagine being able to dump your Minecraft creations into the real world for other people to find. You could put an exploding creeper in your school, a cheeky pig in your garden, or a giant enemy crab on the beach, if you like. The Minecraft Reality app for iOS lets you do just that.

Posted by Warner on Nov 26th, 2012

Imagine being able to dump your Minecraft creations into the real world for other people to find. You could put an exploding creeper in your school, a cheeky pig in your garden, or a giant enemy crab on the beach, if you like. The Minecraft Reality app for iOS lets you do just that.

It’s been developed for iOS devices by 13th Lab – a bunch of clever augmented reality folks – with the help of Mojang. The app uses your iOS device’s camera to track the surroundings, before projecting creations onto the landscape. You get to view the mind-boggling results on-screen. You can change the size of your object as you please, and even wander around it to view from different angles. It’s seriously impressive stuff that’s almost guaranteed to make people go “ooooo” and “ahhhhh.”

Here’s an example of the wonder-tech in action.


Thanks to super-clever GPS technology, you’ll be able to plant your creations in specific places in the world for other people to find. They can then boot up the app and view your builds in all their glory. The app also comes with a few pre-loaded models to get you started. Minecraft Reality is available to download now. It costs $1.99.


Please be careful when crossing the road, or operating heavy machinery when using this thing. Accidents are not the Mojang way. For more on Minecraft Reality, visit 13th Lab’s official site.

(Mojang blog link)

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naitoookami
naitoookami Nov 27 2012, 6:23am says:

Saw my friend using this app on his iPhone 5, it was pretty damn awesome. So I looked it up, and it doesn't support iTouch 4G or iPhone 4G. Only the 5th gen products can run this app so I give warning to all who want to buy.

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Mr.Nuke
Mr.Nuke Nov 27 2012, 8:57am replied:

well that sucks, the 5th gen is just another apple grab for money, hopefully mojang will add compatibility with older devices

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Mr.Nuke
Mr.Nuke Dec 19 2012, 11:53am replied:

thanks devs, i <3 u

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Kizzycocoa
Kizzycocoa Nov 30 2012, 4:11am replied:

This has since changed. the devs are listening!

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Kizzycocoa
Kizzycocoa Nov 27 2012, 9:43am says:

Tried the app, but it seems fairly bad to use. the way it places the item relies on identifiable marks in the room. Thus, want a car in your living room? well nearby shoes, furniture etc. are bound to get picked up by this, so it'll break if you move them.

outside though, it's pretty good!

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BluishGreenPro
BluishGreenPro Nov 27 2012, 12:36pm says:

Interesting idea, I think it would be cool if they could get this working on the 3DS so you could view your creations in 3D!... Especially since I don't have an iPhone 5...

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TheNodCommander
TheNodCommander Nov 27 2012, 1:20pm says:

Screw Apple. Give us the equaliment on Android!

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argonzeit
argonzeit Nov 27 2012, 7:08pm replied:

Amen to that. Provide 3D support for the 3D capable phones too!

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