I know it was suggested before. I am just making a NON iOS or Android one!
~~~~~Minecraft for non smartphones~~~~~
Minecraft is 3D. Many hi tech phones might support Minecraft's actual version just with some mods in the interface, but how about those simple phones with some buttons and a small screen? Well i have came with a design. What do the non touch phones look like? Well a screen, some 2 buttons on the side, select and back button, red and green buttons( Not to be used in the game), A d-pad, maybe a Clear button, and numbers (and *,#)
When you open the phone app a Minecraft on PC-like interface should appear with Play, Help, Options and Quit. An important detail: THE GAME SHOULD BE 2D! Atleast the one for non touch phones! So the 2D controls are:
Select button: Sellect stuff from the inventory all at once ("left click"), use tools such as bows, push buttons, open doors...
Pause button: Opposite button of select on the phone keyboard, pause
Directional pad: There shall be a outlined square "cursor" You can move it with D-pad, and mine with the middle button
Clear button: Maybe... Secondary pause... Lol
2, 4, 6, 8: Move. Press 8 to activate sneak mode. Press it again to deactivate
Those buttons on the side: Cycle through your inventory hotspot
5 button: Place block
*: Open/Close inventory
#: "Right click" in the inventory
After you make a save, you will spawn somewhere. Like in PC Minecraft. Use the controls, and do the things you do in real Minecraft. PUNCH TREES!!! You will have an inventory screen just like the PC one. You use D-Pad to move the "cursor"(you have seen the controls did you?) And select blocks, place them as in the PC Minecraft. Same recipes! You can use the "cursor" in the workbench, furnace, anywhere!
Firstly, bluetooth play. Get a friend that has Mobilecraft, and connect to bluetooth to build together! This is already possible in more games, such as Tegos arena 3D(Crash arena 3D) so why not Minecraft? If it is bluetooth, you can chat with him irl, silly!
Secondly, skins!!! You should be able to get some skin images, modify them, and Presto! Enjoy your new clothes! You can even do it offline with a mobile photo editing program.
I might make some mockups later. Sorry i did not make them now, but what do you expect from a post made in 5 minutes?? Post your suggestions, or what do you think about mine!
EDIT: Whoops. Forgot to choose drop item key. But you won't need that uneless on bluetooth.
and most people who use android or apple products with this app use touch screen.
so its all touch screen or bust.
in fact, its guaranteed to be on android or ipod touch/iphones, and most phones that have these are powerhouses to run the OS and apps. So I highly doubt your phone will run minecraft if its not touchscreen.