Minecraft Is Coming to Raspberry Pi for Free

Notch and his studio will soon give users Minecraft: Pi Edition

  Raspberry Pi running Minecraft
When people hear about Raspberry Pi, they think it's a just a mini PC, with some multimedia capabilities and programming potential, but now it's also the coolest of them all, especially after the announcement that it's going to run Minecraft.

When people hear about Raspberry Pi, they think it's a just a mini PC, with some multimedia capabilities and programming potential, but now it's also the coolest of them all, especially after the announcement that it's going to run Minecraft.

According to the guys at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, one the most requested features was Minecraft. Now the fans’ wish has come true.

“We sent a bunch of boards out to Notch and the guys at Mojang in Stockholm a little while back, and they’ve produced a port of Minecraft: Pocket Edition which they’re calling Minecraft: Pi Edition,” stated a representative of the Raspberry Pi Foundation on the official blog.

Notch and Mojang have produced a port of Minecraft: Pocket Edition that will be called Minecraft: Pi Edition. It has a revised feature set and support for several programming languages, for all programmers out there, but you can also just skip that part and play.

“The possibilities are massive. You could organise the cheapest LAN party of all time, or use the Pi to learn the fundamentals of programming on a minuscule budget. It’s like hacking your way into Minecraft and modifying the game world with code, a bit like being Notch, Jeb, or Nathan, but arguably more fun and less stressful,” said Owen Hill from the Mojang studio.

Users can simply start by building structures and go through the motions of the original Minecraft, but they can also start hacking the code and use the programming language to manipulate things in the game world. It will essentially help people better understand programming, with the help of a game.

Raspberry Pi relies on an ARM processor with a clock speed of 700 MHz, 512 MB of RAM, an SD card slot and a 5V Micro USB connector that supplies the power. It also features RCA and HDMI ports.

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