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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.

Posted by Kizzycocoa on Jul 6th, 2011


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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Kizzycocoa
Kizzycocoa Jul 7 2011, 12:54pm replied:

multitasking? :P

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DjCrafter
DjCrafter Jul 7 2011, 12:02pm says:

*Creeper Spawns In front Of Him*
"O....Crap"
*Looks Behind*

Btw Look At The Logo To Understand This..

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GDI_Commander
GDI_Commander Jul 7 2011, 1:27pm says:

i still wana see the wireless redstone in game, but this is update is going to be AWSOME!

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ghost_rider
ghost_rider Jul 7 2011, 2:41pm says:

*NERDGASM OF EPIC PROPORTIONS*

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reitss
reitss Jul 7 2011, 5:33pm says:

NPC Villages... great for SP players... imagine killing other people and then police-type guys come after you...

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PedobearNED
PedobearNED Jul 7 2011, 6:43pm says:

look iam getting downvoted for nothing (again) but think about it.
minecraft is in a beta stage which means bugs should be token out and stuff should be fixed and add some things but with minecraft it appears he fixes some bugs and add 20000 objects and blocks and ****. i have been online on a server there were 11 players and it lagged like **** you ask "is this normal?" NO no it is not you would think: this is minecraft that shoulden't take so long but... multiplayer is yet so bugged and bad that you can do a max of like 4 players... yes i like new stuff but also fix some more things it's still a beta and most of this is from mods anyways! (pistons for example) and if you gonna downvote me for this i dont care but iam right here and you are not!

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Captain-Arse
Captain-Arse Jul 7 2011, 8:41pm says:

as soon as we get the mushroom biome its LSD time! xD

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xhunterko
xhunterko Jul 8 2011, 12:45am says:

New to Minecraft! Honest Notch's Modding Support!
(couldn't help it)

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tt0022
tt0022 Jul 8 2011, 3:53am says: Online

slimes! i need somting to spot slimes!

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brodur
brodur Jul 8 2011, 9:29am says:

Markus Persson - 30 Jun 2011 - Public
Minecraft - "Better Than Wolves" Mod Spotlight
YouTube

Definitely some great stuff in this mod, it'd be fantastic if only a few of these things were added to the vanilla game! We've got windmills and cauldrons...


EPIC check here form more random news from notch Plus.google.com

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hagamablabla
hagamablabla Jul 8 2011, 11:19pm says:

Please Notch, for the love of god, don't let this be in Valve time!

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Noremakk
Noremakk Jul 9 2011, 11:37am says:

I'm not sure how I feel about this one. On one hand, Minecraft is expanding, but on the other, it was its simplicity that first got me hooked and all the endless minutiae of that simplicity that kept me going. Adding NPCs seems like something that goes directly against the feel of Minecraft.

This update will definitely change the game, for better or for worse. I'm eager to get my hands on it.

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jake?
jake? Jul 19 2011, 11:42am says:

Make grapes, clovers, bees, and obsidian armor. Now.

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247defed
247defed Jul 21 2011, 9:39pm says:

Just one question. Is milk finally drinkable?

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