Raspberry Pi gets free Minecraft port
By Dave Stevenson
Posted on 12 Feb 2013 at 11:20
Raspberry Pi owners can download a free port of Minecraft for the low-cost hobbyist computer.
Minecraft: Pi Edition is available from developer Mojang now, and the 1.5MB download runs on Pis using the Raspbian "wheezy" image.
Minecraft for the Pi was announced in late 2012 by developer Mojang, and is based on the mobile version of the game available for smartphones and tablets.
Unlike other platforms, Minecraft: Pi Edition can be controlled by sending text commands over a network, allowing players to manipulate worlds remotely.
According to the company, even the basic, 256MB version of the Pi runs Minecraft at upwards of 30fps. Minecraft has been downloaded over 20 million times since its alpha release on PC in 2009, so Pi-based newcomers will have plenty of company.
Raspberry Pi gamers should also note the winner of PC Pro’s Raspberry Pi competition, Abhishek Shenoy - find out more about his winning game, 3D Helicopter Strike, here.
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