Minecraft coming to Android

#1 Posted by Boiglenoight (529 posts) -

From Engadget
 

Have you been considering ditching your Android phone for an iPhone ever since you heard that Minecraft would be heading to iOS later this year? Then you might want to reconsider, as Kotaku has confirmed that the game that's already inspired a documentary will be headed to Android as well. Interestingly, the site says that the game's creators initially held some talks with third-party developers about doing a mobile version, but ultimately decided to do both ports in-house. Details are otherwise still pretty light but, like the iOS version, this one is said to be coming "later this year."

Sweet.  Hope it runs on the Droid X, but I think I'm probably out of luck.
#2 Posted by melcene (3056 posts) -

Neat.  I'll finally get to see what all the fuss is about.

#3 Posted by Boiglenoight (529 posts) -

When I played it my first response was "wow, this looks like butt." But after trying to survive the first day, it becomes kind of addictive and therapeutic in a way.  While there are things that go bump in the night, it's nice to play a game that's not all boom headshot.

#4 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

Hell Yeah!

#5 Edited by Vigorousjammer (2472 posts) -

I'm guessing it'll sync your saves through their cloud server?
 
I'm still kind of worried how the controls will be on a touchscreen.

#6 Posted by onarum (1989 posts) -
@Vigorousjammer said:
" I'm guessing it'll sync your saves through their cloud server?  I'm still kind of worried how the controls will be on a touchscreen. "
there is no cloud saving.
#7 Edited by Vigorousjammer (2472 posts) -
@onarum said:

" @Vigorousjammer said:

" I'm guessing it'll sync your saves through their cloud server?  I'm still kind of worried how the controls will be on a touchscreen. "
there is no cloud saving. "
really? for some reason I thought Notch mentioned something about that a while ago... or do you just mean for the portable version?
#8 Posted by onarum (1989 posts) -
@Vigorousjammer said:
really? for some reason I thought Notch mentioned something about that a while ago... or do you just mean for the portable version? "
Yeah, that would be really neat, maybe it gets implemented in the future, but minecraft saves can get pretty big, they would need some hefty servers to suply the overwhelming demand they would most certainly get for that, maybe restricting the cloud saving service to 1 world per user.
#9 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2472 posts) -

I have read something about using a program called Dropbox to set up your own cloud server, and they give you 2gigs for free. However, i'm not sure if Android has any apps to sync your save back into the cloud, so it might not be possible yet.

#10 Posted by powrtrio (53 posts) -

Sounds promising on either system. I love this game and would buy it on either. It's like Plants vs. Zombies, they can just have my money. lol.

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