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.
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.
Posted 11:09am 22/2/11
Posted 11:15am 22/2/11
Hopefully it will connect to the same servers and be proper cross-platform play. Not just some crippled cut-down version of the game.
Posted 11:21am 22/2/11
SMP is the main reason the game is as popular as it is though.
Posted 11:28am 22/2/11
Posted 11:57am 22/2/11
Posted 12:26pm 22/2/11
Posted 12:37pm 22/2/11
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.
Posted 12:56pm 22/2/11
Posted 02:22pm 22/2/11
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.
Posted 08:36pm 22/2/11