The famous Minecraft was modified for Windows Phone 7. It's not the original game because it was develpoed by Candy Rufus Games but the gameplay is the same.


This app for Windows Phone 7 is called Survivalcraft and, as said before, it was developed by Kaalus from Candy Rufus Games. Survivalcraft is based on Minecraft regarding its graphics and gameplay though Survivalcraft is only in alpha status.

For everyone undecided, there is a test version of Survivalcraft in the marketplace so people can play the full game for a limited period only. Thereafter, if you're interested in the game, the price was set to 1,99 Euro. As a comparison, Minecraft for PC costs 19,95 Euro.

My Review of Survivalcraft:
I've downloaded the game for my Windows Phone and played couple of hours. First thing so say is that Survivalcraft can compete with Minecraft if you consider it as alpha version of a newly developed game.
The main gameplay is the same, you can mine blocks like stone, soil, or wood to build a shelter for the night for example. Crafting is also included in the game although not every recipe of the full released Minecraft was taken to Survivalcraft - unfortunately. The maps are beautiful as in the original and you even get the same addiction as playing the original Minecraft because you can build whatever you want. This principle made Minecraft famous and is for Survivalcraft a guarantee of success, too.
However, the game is still in alhpa version as said before but updates are coming. Some new tools and blocks are added and other features like a screenshot function is a nice addition for the game.
All in all, I'd say that Survivalcraft has potential. The developer managed to get me addicted to the game because I'm a huge Minecraft fan as well and there is no competition for a Windows Phone 7.

For everyone with an iPhone: The original Minecraft app costs around 6 Euro and can be downloaded in the AppStore.

Source: kaalus.wordpress.com
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MineCon - Watch The Livestream

The guys from IGN set up a livestream at the MineCon in Las Vegas. For everyone who can't be there, this live stream of the event must be enough: Link to the Stream at IGN.

Live at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Markus 'Notch' Persson will give a keynote speech about Minecraft and thereafter, the launch of the game is celebrated. The keynote begins in about three hours, meaning 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
If you can't watch the stream, no problem: IGN will upload the whole MineCon live stream. By the way, all tickets were sold out months ago.
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Today, the official Minecon has opened its doors to celebrate the release of Minecraft. For anyone who doesn't know about Minecraft's very own fair, visit this MineCon site.

Mojang has released the official Minecraft version for iOS today, too, meaning iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The game can be downloaded in the AppStore for 5,49 €, but beware: This version is not like with the PC version because there is a huge lack of features.

You can't really mine any blocks and can't build any objects. The whole survival mode including all monsters like spider or skeletons is missing, so this iOS and Android version is comparable to the first Alpha version of the original PC version of Minecraft. If this doesn't scare you, you should buy Minecraft via AppStore. For everyone else, just get the PC version for 20 €.

Source: cultofmac.com
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The Minecon Fair - Official Trailer

Minecraft very own fair will be on November 18 and November 19, 2011, in the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. At this event Minecrafts release will be celebrated but unfortunately, all tickets are sold out.
For everyone who has to stay at home like me, Markus 'Notch' Persson has released the official trailer for the Minecon 2011. For further information to the Minecon, visit Minecon info page.
Enjoy!



Source: ingame.de
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Minecraft - 16 Million Users Reached

Yesterday, Marcus "Notch" Persson has revealed via twitter that there are 16 million registered users in Minecraft and 4 million of them have actually bought the game although it's still in beta phase.

Minecraft is one of the most successful independent games of all time. As a comparison: Four months ago, meaning July, there had been "only" 10 million registered users in Minecraft, the news for the 10 million Minecraft milestone.

Source: gamespy.com
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Minecraft - The MineCon Fair

Minecraft will have its own fair on November 18 and November 19, 2011, in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. There are only 19 days left until the fair starts but the problem is: The tickets are already sold out, even the price was set to 99$.

Minecraft is extremely successful, that's for sure. Now Minecraft's founder Markus 'Notch' Persson had the idea of an own fair just for minecraft and its fans in Las Vegas. The ticket also includes a special Scrolls alpha code and the Cobalt game.

If you were lucky enough to get a ticket, congratualtions. The doors will open each day at 10am.

Official MineCon FAQ: minecon.mojang.com/faq
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Minecraft meets Diablo 3

The famous YouTube-User Haasth22 has made a new "Minecraft meets..." video. After Mine of Worldcraft, meaning Minecraft meets World of Warcraft, and Metal Gearcraft (Minecraft meets Metal Gear Solid), this is his newest mod. Even the auction house of Diablo 3 is included, see for yourself.
Currently, Minecraft is in beta status 1.8.1 and costs 14,9 Euro but its price will raise to 20 Euro when it's released. The game will be released November 11, 2011 for PC.

Another interesting news is that Dragons will be implemented into Mincraft. First screenshots of these flying monsters can be found here at pcgames.de.


Source: minecraft.playnation.de
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EA wants to buy Minecraft

Electronic Arts are interesting in buying Mojang, the developer of Minecraft.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EA, John Riccitiello, met Markus "Notch" Persson in Sweden to offer him a deal. EA wants to buy Mojang, like they have already bought the game developer PopCap Games.
Markus "Notch" Persson said in an interview with Develop-Online that he has no interest in this deal at all. Their both intentions were way too different to work together, although Notch likes EA's games and would play them, too. The deal is off.

Source: gamers.at
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Minecraft - Details on Xbox 360

Markus Persson, also known as "Notch", the creator of Minecraft, revealed the first details of the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft.

At E3 this year Microsoft announced an Xbox 360 version of Minecraft. Although it will base on the PC version, this Minecraft will be a whole new game to play on the Xbox 360. Also Kinect will be used to simulate the chopping down a tree for example. By the way, an iOS and Android version is in developement but PS3 and Wii U is not confirmed.

The whole interview here @ IGN

Source: gamecity
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Minecraft - 10 Million Users

The open-world-game Mincecraft is only at beta phase but has just passed ten million users nevertheless.

Marcus Persson, founder of the popular game Minecraft, has tweeted the news.

This is no full press release, only a tweet. So we don't know about active/inactive accounts or further details. The game is only during beta phase but has already this huge amount of players, the exact release date is set to November 11, 2011. For people who don't know Minecraft: You can place blocks to build anything you want but the first thing should be a simple shelter because at night monsters come out.

If you want to purchase Minecraft, it's now on 25% sale due to beta phase. So the current price is 14,95€.

Source: vg247.com
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Minecraft Beta: December 20th, 2010

So Notch has announced the beta status for Minecraft for December, 20. The price will be raised to 14,95 Euro (~20 $), so buy it for 9,95 Euro as long as it lasts.
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