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Minecraft Classic (Browser)

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Description

Minecraft Classic (originally just Minecraft) was the initial version of Minecraft. It was renamed to Classic when the developer decided to keep it running alongside of the version of Minecraft that had added features such as enemies, crafting and others.

Minecraft Classic is a sandbox game in which the player can build whatever he wants. The whole world is made of cubes that can be removed or added at the players' whim. Cubes have different textures to make them look like materials such as dirt, stone, bricks, boards and cloth. There's no objectives in the game other than the player's imagination.

Players can run around freely in either single or multi player. The players are bound by physics but can jump to reach higher positions. Most blocks are not bound by physics however and will hover in mid air. The exeptions are yellow sand and water. Sand will always fall if cubes beneath it are free and water will aways fill holes beneath its surface.

The world in Minecraft is randomly generated. Each world is a fixed size island surrounded by water. Players can build in between an impenetrable layer of lava and the clouds.

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Minecraft Classic Browser My glass dam protects the valley
Minecraft Classic Browser ditto, fighting a creeper
Minecraft Classic Browser My tomb is complete
Minecraft Classic Browser The pyramid as seen from afar

Alternate Titles

  • "Minecraft: Order of the Stone" -- Development title
  • "Minecraft" -- Original title
  • "Cave Game" -- Development title

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Softonic Jan 12, 2011 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
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Softonic Apr 09, 2011 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Softonic Jun 02, 2011 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80

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Trivia

Phased out

While the Classic version is still available to play on the Minecraft website (and from the official Minecraft client), it has been all but phased out--in accordance with the plans of Markus "Notch" Persson, who in 2010 stated:
Minecraft is still in alpha, but is rapidly nearing beta. I've only got one more feature to add; multiplayer support.
I'm renaming the old version of the game "Minecraft Classic", and will be slowly phasing it out.
I won't remove it, though. Just hide it.
On September 15, 2011, sounds and music ceased to work, and saving levels to the online server was no longer possible (levels previously saved on the server were lost) due to Mojang removing the game's resources directory from its servers. On August 8, 2012, the link to the Minecraft Classic subpage had been removed from the Minecraft home page; while it was restored after complaints, it was removed again on July 1, 2013.

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vedder (20210) added Minecraft Classic (Browser) on Oct 02, 2010