Mojang announced that the pocket version of Minecraft is now available exclusively on Xperia Play for a limited time, and released to other Android devices after that. Mojang's Carl Manneh had this to say about it:
"The first version (Alpha 0.1) will focus on the creative aspects of Minecraft. We have tried to put in the features that make sense for playing on a mobile device while still keeping the core of the Minecraft experience. You will be able to select blocks on the touchscreen or just scroll through them with the circle and square buttons on the Xperia Play device. The first version also supports multi-player on a local wireless network allowing you to create a world and invite friends to build together. Some of the features in this release include:
Build anything you can imagine
Build with 36 different kinds of blocks
Invite and play with friends to your world (local wireless network)
Save multi-player worlds on your own phone
Minecraft Pocket Edition, now available for $6.99 exclusively on Xperia Play devices! In addition, we have created a new section for the occasion. Feel free to discuss all things "Pocket" there!
$7 for a run down touch-screen version of Minecraft?!?!?! I paid $5 for the full version with infinite future updates and the full release etc. This seems way over priced and if Notch isn't even releasing this to iOS users then his business sense is worse than I thought.
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Oh man it's been about 3 centuries since I played this game :|
Does anyone have any legitimate information on when mine craft is coming out on iOS? I have the knock-off version, and the only thing I use it for is locating dungeons, setting down materials, and building structures to transfer onto the real mine craft.