Minecraft Pocket Edition: A bombshell, casually dropped…

Holy moly! This morning, Notch tweeted about the project that Aron Nieminen and Jens Bergensten have been toiling over lately:

This is the project Aron and Jens are working on: http://t.co/5sYKzbQ

So I took a look at the pic, and was stunned to see that it was a demo of Minecraft – Pocket Edition! After some frantic Googling, I found that the phone appears to be a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, which runs the Android operating system… So, Minecraft is coming to Android – and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Android Marketplace finds itself swamped with orders, once the thing finally hits the virtual shelves…

Minecraft - Pocket Edition Demo, running on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.

Minecraft - Pocket Edition Demo, running on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Looks good, doesn't it?

It does look great – just as if it was running on a PC or Mac, though there’s one very clear stylistic difference between MPE and regular Minecraft, in the version shown: the icons are rather different, completely filling the hot-bar spaces (wool blocks, as shown in the example picture, would of course be three-dimensional if they were on the regular game). Nothing more has been revealed at the moment – that single tweet, casually tossed out by Notch onto Twitter, was all I had to go on…

I don’t own an Android phone (or any phone worth talking about, really), but I’m still excited to see that progress is being made towards mobile versions of the game we all know and love 🙂 And it’ll be interesting to see the variations between the two versions!

More news as it happens!

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