Minecraft – Pocket Edition

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Mojang Details Plans for Minecraft – Pocket Edition

When Minecraft – Pocket Edition was released last month, we weren’t exactly satisfied with how it turned out. It’s an extremely stripped down version of the popular PC sandbox game, but it sells for a premium price. Most Minecraft fans seemed to agree with our assessment, and wished it had more features. Well, it looks like developer Mojang has heard your complaints. They’ve just released a blog post that details their plans for the app.

Basically, Mojang plans to bring new features to the mobile game, but only the ones that work well on a touchscreen. That means you can expect to see crafting, enemies, and an item system in the future. See below for the full list. There’s no word on when these updates will hit, but we’ll be sure to update our review if necessary when they do.

‘¢A new file system–to make sure we can support items and mobs in the world

‘¢Item system–to be able to pick up items

‘¢Crafting–we know you want this :) This will probably need some iterations since the interface will be customized for the touch devices

‘¢Inventory system

‘¢Mobs–animals and enemies!

‘¢Optimizing rendering code–we are experimenting with caves but need to make it work better before we are able to release it

‘¢Clean up of code and overall optimization

[Via Mojang]

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News via Gamesindustry:

Microsoft Wants More Minecraft in the Classroom

Microsoft believes there are lots of benefits to putting Minecraft in classrooms. No doubt schoolkids agree.

“Many of the most fun parts of Minecraft, including the collaborative nature of play, the need to experiment, the open world, the earning of achievements, and the growth of players’ in-game characters as well as their personal skill sets, are also key to excellent learning environments.”

Via Gamesindustry

Updates

Minecraft: Pocket Edition Updates with Skins and More

After a whole lot of hype, version 0.11.1 of Minecraft: Pocket Edition is finally ready to enter your life. There’s a whole whack of new features, as well as tweaks and fixes.

What’s New in Version 0.11.1
Custom skins
• Skins! Change your in-game look by uploading your own skin or choosing one from our downloadable packs
• Just so you know, the skins update is compatible with Minecraft: Skin Studio, available from the App Store
• One more thing about the skins: you need to pay to unlock some, but loads of them are free, so don’t stress about it too much

Other stuff
• Multiple language support!
• Boats with space for two! Take your pet for a pleasant ride.
• You can also throw stuff from the boats, like snowballs and eggs
• Fishing! Now you can fish for fishies!
• Squids!
• Spider jockeys!
• Cave Spiders!
• Bats!
• Adorable baby zombies!
• Weird chicken jockeys!
• Clownfishes are now edible!
• A fancy new World Edit screen so you can rename worlds, change game mode and do other things
• Creative players can no longer be set on fire phew
• We’ve stopped cheeky chickens from walking on water
• Animals can no longer breed without touching each other ooh err
• Drinking milk now removes mob effects
• Ridiculous amounts of bug fixes
• Loads more cool things that you should discover for yourself!

News via Touch Arcade:

Minecraft: Pocket Edition 0.11 Update Coming Very Soon

It’s been a long time in the making, but it seems Mojang has finally submitted the 0.11 update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition iOS. Now we play the waiting game.

Mojang mentioned that there’ll be different ways to get skins for your character. You’ll be able to get them for free if you upload the skin from the internet (there are a gazillion skins online), you can create your own using the Minecraft: Skin Studio app [$2.99], or use one of the free skins available in game.

Via Touch Arcade

News via Touch Arcade:

The Nether is Coming to Minecraft Pocket Edition

The Nether is literally Minecraft’s hell, a perilous underworld dimension boiling over with lava and crawling with hazards. And it’s been noticeably absent from Minecraft Pocket Edition. That should change soon: Developer Tommaso Checchi revealed The Nether is incoming. No word on when the territory will be implemented, but hopefully it’ll happen before hell freezes over.

Via Touch Arcade