Minecraft’s tenth birthday is just around the corner, and to observe, the very first version of the game is currently available to play at no cost, in your browser. In a statement last night, Mojang demonstrated that you’ll now be able to play with the initial 2009 construct without paying a cent.
Minecraft Classic, since the developer has dubbed the”lovingly nostalgic” launch, comes with a somewhat spartan set of features. Mojang’s revived the first variant of the game, warts and all. Bearing that in mind, you’ll become only 32 blocks to build with, all the game’s initial bugs, and a few of that suspicious ancient UI. As imaginative communications help Tom Stone points out, if you’ve hated every upgrade Mojang has ever released, then that is the version of the game for you.
As somebody who has made it this far through their PC gaming profession without ever having played Minecraft correctly, the browser version of the game comes as a pleasant surprise. I have no idea what I am doing, admittedly, but I had been playing in seconds, and there was a satisfying simplicity to the whole affair.
Of course, Minecraft Classic doesn’t offer you any of the characteristics which Mojang has added over the years, but if all you need from Minecraft hosting is a peaceful space to construct things in, then this is probably your safest bet.
It seems like Mojang has lots more tricks up its sleeves when it comes to observing the game’s tenth anniversary, so keep a look out during the next few days. There’ll be a party, obviously, however, the game’s original creator, Marcus ‘Notch’ Person hasn’t been invited thanks to his online comments.
Elsewhere, a Minecraft film is in the works, however the match is going to be a good few years older at that time it actually hits cinemas — its launch date is currently set for 2022. Hopefully that’ll give me time to get caught up with ten decades of updates.