Minecarft: Pocket Edition for Free Raspberry Pi Announced

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The Raspberry Pi port of Minecraft: Pocket Edition will soon be available and that too in a hackable form – meaning gamers will be able to code their tidbits into the game directly before they start playing it. The Foundation wrote in a blog post, “[we] sent a bunch of boards out to Notch and the guys at Mojang in Stockholm a little while back, and they’ve produced a port of Minecraft: Pocket Edition”.

The game offers, “a revised feature set and support for several programming languages, so you can code direct into Minecraft before you start playing”, read the post further. The news comes just a day after the Foundation announced a $25 camera module for the Raspberry Pi.

The creators of Minecraft, Mojang also showed their enthusiasm through a blog post stating that the pocket edition of the game will allow users to “start by building structures in the traditional Minecraft way, but once you’ve got to grips with the in-game features, there’s opportunity to break open the code and use programming language to manipulate things in the game world. You’ll be learning new skills through Minecraft.”

The game will be available for free but, no dates have been announced yet.

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