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Phased out

After the release of the full version of Minecraft, the original Minecraft Classic was still available to play online at the official website, but was slowly being 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 was removed from the Minecraft home page; while it was restored after complaints, it was removed again on July 1, 2013. In September 2015 the subpage was removed entirely, thus ending the official support of Minecraft Classic for good.

Re-release

On May 7, 2019, Minecraft Classic received an official re-release to celebrate the upcoming 10th anniversary of the game's original release. The released version is rewritten in JavaScript and is essentially the same as the original, complete with the original bugs, sound and music. It can be played in multiplayer with up to 9 other players.

Contributed by JudgeDeadd (26761) on Jul 18, 2014. [revised by : JudgeDeadd (26761)]. -- edit trivia