Minecraft coming to iOS, Android version in the works

Minecraft coming to iOS, Android version in the works

If your love for pixels steals preciousdays/months/years (insert a relevant period) of your life andyou're fine with it, you will be more than glad to find out that theimmersive world of pixelized mining adventures called Minecraft iscoming to iPhones and iPads later this year. What's more –an Android version is also in the works for this year. Don't knowwhat Minecraft is? You'd better check out the indie PC sensationbefore your friends murder you. Okay, you most probably know that it isa retro-looking first-person game about building your very ownshelter in imagination land to protect you from the zombies attackingat night. What you mightnot know is the fact that it was by large made by a single personcalled Markus Persson who made with almost no budget what big gamingstudios make with hundreds of thousands.

The game was one of the most successfullast year and the success meant more funding. Finally, Persson gotmore people involved and now the newest recruit to Persson's team isAron Neiminen, who will port the game to Apple's ecosystem.While there is a number of unofficial ports for iOS, this will be thefirst official one. It will include select features relevant to themobile form factor and will eat up even more time of your life. Butyou won't be alone – there is more than 1.3 million registeredusers who voted with their dollar to participate. Not bad for aone-man creation, right?

source: Gamasutra

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