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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:04am 22/02/11 | 10 Comments
The independently-developed, and uber-successful Minecraft has spawned countless rip-offs, especially on the iGeneration of platforms, but it turns out the game is officially on its way to Apple's iOS from developer Mojang, and is being handled by one specific member of the team who appears to know what he's doing.

Gamasutra reports that Aron Neiminen, a newcomer to the Mojang team, will be bringing the game across in design that "makes sense" on the platform, ie, it won't be the same as the desktop version and will instead make use of the touch-screen functionality of the iOS.

It's also reportedly in development for Android devices, too.



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kr0wb4r
Posted 11:09am 22/2/11
awesome news!
Dan
Posted 11:15am 22/2/11
They'll have to optimize the s*** out of it and scale the client settings back a bit if they hope to run it on an iphone. Runs like a dog on my netbook which could still take a dump on an iPhone 4 performance wise.

Hopefully it will connect to the same servers and be proper cross-platform play. Not just some crippled cut-down version of the game.
Dan
Posted 11:21am 22/2/11
I guess I shouldn't jump to the conclusion that it would have Survival Multiplayer at all. Just realised that it will probably just be the singleplayer mode.

SMP is the main reason the game is as popular as it is though.
simul
Posted 11:28am 22/2/11
Dang, he's gonna make so much money :/
Midda
Posted 11:57am 22/2/11
It's nice that Android gets a short sentence at the end of your post, especially considering it'll probably be ported to Android sooner due to the Dalvik virtual machine.
Skitza
Posted 12:26pm 22/2/11
I don't understand all the hype with this s*** game... seriously?
Hogfather
Posted 12:37pm 22/2/11
It's nice that Android gets a short sentence at the end of your post, especially considering it'll probably be ported to Android sooner due to the Dalvik virtual machine.

Its how its been reported in the press generally, not a Steve-ism, and has to do with the Mojang press release which was about iOS.
trog
Posted 12:56pm 22/2/11
It's nice that Android gets a short sentence at the end of your post, especially considering it'll probably be ported to Android sooner due to the Dalvik virtual machine.
I'll believe it when I see it
Lynx
Posted 02:22pm 22/2/11
I guess I shouldn't jump to the conclusion that it would have Survival Multiplayer at all. Just realised that it will probably just be the singleplayer mode.

Quite the opposite I suspect.
These phones just don't have the memory or cpu horsepower to generate and store such a demanding game. Relying on a server to handle all the complex stuff seems like the only way you'd get Minecraft running on a mobile platform. And don't expect this to work well over 3G.
Eorl
Posted 08:36pm 22/2/11
Hah, this will drain the battery in less then 10 minutes. And if he can get it working on the iOS, how the crap can they not get it working properly on PC, it's natural platform?
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