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Most of the basics of the game engine is in place, so it's time to flesh this game out into something more gamey. More content, more exploration, more things to do, and interesting combat! Once this update is out, there will only some tweaks, optimizations and code cleanups left to the core game before we can call it a full release.

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Most of the basics of the game engine is in place, so it's time to flesh this game out into something more gamey. More content, more exploration, more things to do, and interesting combat! Once this update is out, there will only some tweaks, optimizations and code cleanups left to the core game before we can call it a full release.

We've got a list of some 40+ things we want to add to the game, some small, some big. Some huge. We've finished a fair number of the items, but there's still a significant amount of work left. While I can't reveal the date yet for various reasons, we do have a release date for the Adventure Update in mind, and we're hoping we'll be able to hit it.

Jens and I are keeping the exact contents of the update secret, but we do leak some information every now and then to keep people interested and to stop us from going insane. For the most immediate spoilers, you can follow us on Twitter (@notch and @jeb_), or on Google+ (+Markus Persson and +Jens Bergensten).

Here are a few of the things we've revealed so far:
+NPC villages
+Randomly generated dungeons
+New biome code
+Fully working Creative Mode (and individual admins can enter Creative Mode on a Survival Mode server if they choose)
+Critical hits
+Sprinting
+More farming options

As soon as I can reveal the release date we're aiming for, I will!

Oh, and the modding support is happening, honest.

(Development blog link)

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architectts
architectts

0o0 Oh meh gawd...I came.

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dadey60
dadey60

can't wait to play 1.8 >.<

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TheSoldier
TheSoldier

SPRINTING!!!!!!!! WoOT!!! And more farming sounds great!

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Icedecknight
Icedecknight

I'm not a big Minecraft fanboy but I thought this was a really cool update, and Nice Logo!

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Juffe
Juffe

Sprinting sounds cool!

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Nicoreda
Nicoreda

"optimizations and code cleanups left to the core game before we can call it a full release." COOL !!!

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Garyn Dakari

Mwahaha...Soon my plans will be complete...

No one will suspect the innocent farmer...

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Starkiller2356
Starkiller2356

lol I'm scared.

I can barely wait for this update!!!!

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Zealot671
Zealot671

i love how you call yourself an innocent farmer and your avatar is a goat or something

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MalekTaktak
MalekTaktak

Can I use my shears on your avatar ?

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Garyn Dakari

On Zinnia? She has wiry hair, not wool, so that might be difficult. Still, it can't be as difficult as the time I tried to dye her green...

Don't ask.

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SairenSA
SairenSA

+Quests along with NPC's (Holds thumbs)

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx

Sprinting will be a quicker way to die by falling from a high place, not a good addition for me as I love high places in Minecraft :3

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GmansFan
GmansFan

Me too. I build around nature, especially high places.

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InsaneStorm
InsaneStorm

Sprinting, At Last I can run away from those bloody Creepers before they Explode!

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9heads
9heads

It's minelicious.

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TheBiolizard
TheBiolizard

so delicious!

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u-raptor
u-raptor

"+Critical hits
+New biome code
+Sprinting"
Im in love :D

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Mr.Nuke
Mr.Nuke

can you at least give the month?

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TrashCan-Man23
TrashCan-Man23

Brb, need to change underwear. But really, this is awesome.

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Jay-Jay34
Jay-Jay34

Cannot wait!

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DillonBarba
DillonBarba

just noticed that he is holding a sword and a torch in that logo, is that part of the update?
dual wielding?
torches that illuminate while holding them?

SPECULATIONS ARE FUN!

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silverfang22
silverfang22

Not so sure about critical hits, I honestly don't see the point of them. Charging a bow shot while moving slower (would force) to /get/ a critical hit would be cool and would make rapid firing less necessary in some cases.

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Ravious
Ravious

Finally some more game play. :)

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mljr1
mljr1

SPRINT FROM AWAY THE CREEPERS NOW YAYZ

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AlekZanDer
AlekZanDer

I'm like *mouth wide opened*.

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Blue_Dust
Blue_Dust

I'm actually excited about the biome code more than i am about the dungeons.For some reason i wanna see the biomes being properly generated,like in real life.....The sprint is also great and new craftables sound awesome!

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Acetyl
Acetyl

(buried)

I really could care less about the adventure update. When are we gonna get native support for bitmapping, anistropy, anti-aliasing etc, eh notch? This is 2011, not 1999. Also parallax,normal maps, NATIVE HIGH RES TEXTURE SUPPORT? -sigh- Guess I'll just have to be satisfied with this..

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Blue_Dust
Blue_Dust

This is minecraft.You're probably some new kid who thinks that all games have to be HD.Miencraft isn't graphics,it's gameplay.Ok,lets put up a game where you only have to press space once and complete the game but make it with ultra graphics.That game would suck!

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Acetyl
Acetyl

You don't understand what im saying, thats blatantly clear. Graphics influence gameplay in many senses. Anisttropy makes distant textures less fuzzy, antialiasing smoothes edges of blocks, mipmapping does similar thing with textures. Before you go spouting your malformed opinion, try understanding what im saying. I'm not some new punk, I remember when games were just a bunch of geometry-lacking sprites. Graphics dont make the game, but they sure as hell go a long ways towards complimenting it.

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macacos2
macacos2

The graphics are not bad. It's pretty organized and things are easy to identify, and unless you have a bad PC optimization isn't bad either.

The gameplay as it is now, however, is pretty bland and boring.

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ghost_rider
ghost_rider

BLAND AND BORING? WHAT?! For me, minecraft is a nice reprieve from the hundreds of generic shooters that are out right now. I think minecraft is simply amazing! Its one of my favorite games, and definitely my favorite of its genre!

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tile
tile

if you play minecraft at least one time for 5 minutes you'll give less than a crap about the graphics. i don't even notice them anymore, it's all "that's cobblestone, and here is a tree" sort of thing.

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Acetyl
Acetyl

I'm not talking about graphics, as said above. I've played minecraft since early alpha. My points aren't about graphics, they're about proper rendering.

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Blue_Dust
Blue_Dust

Notch is focusing on making minecraft playable.Not requiring 20 GB of hard drive space to install it.Notch probably won't change minecraft.If you add HD textures and bumpmaps and remove the blocks it won't be minecraft..

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macacos2
macacos2

He's not talking about HD graphics. He's talking about better rendering.

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Acetyl
Acetyl

Not once did I say I wanted him to remove blocks or replace vanilla textures with HD ones. Nor could minecraft ever possibly come to 20 gigs (yea yea, I know you're exaggerating on purpose). I don't know why you all think you should fight this so hard, worst case scenario bump mapping, spectral mapping, anti-aliasing etc become toggleable features and those that want them have them , those that don't, do not. Same with SUPPORT for hd textures, nobody is having anything forced on them. Hell, the javaw libraries support anti-aliasing natively, I have no idea why it isn't implemented.

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tile
tile

==COMENT DELETED===

it was obsolete.

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Cake_
Cake_

He's making it in JAVA! NOT C++! It's insanely brilliant for a JAVA game!

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Acetyl
Acetyl

Java mostly limits execution speed, not feature set.

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deathparadeNL
deathparadeNL

you know what would sound even cooler? NORMAL MULTIPLAYER?

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Orac|
Orac|

All he needs now is the Indiana Jones garb.

Brilliant list of additions.

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Hitelf
Hitelf

ME GUSTA this update

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk]

Awesome :D the NPC villages sounds sweet to me :D.

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The_Silver
The_Silver

Epic win for Terraria! Fnally something made notch move his *** for a relevant update! :D Let's hope it will be really as awesome as he made us think! :P

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SteveZombie
SteveZombie

What are you on.

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kazumo
kazumo

I love it! Minecraft + Terraria = Awesomeness :X Notch I'm so glad you like Terraria!

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RainieRooth
RainieRooth

I play Terraria 14 hours a day Minecraft 14 hours a day:3

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DillonBarba
DillonBarba

thats 28 hours in one day.

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TheConjurersTower
TheConjurersTower

LOL! :) good one

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

multitasking? :P

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