Notch hints at Minicraft 2 release, Minecraft for smartphones?

When Markus Persson began creating Minecraft we doubt that he ever imagined just how big this game would become, now the man known as Notch has revealed that he is in fact working on a new game.

This information was revealed on Twitter when Notch tweeted this message:

“Minicraft 2 is being worked on, for no good reason. It needs a better name, though.”

As you can see the game is in fact called ‘Minicraft’, not ‘Minecraft’. Some suggest that this could potentially be a typo, but this tweet confirms that he did in fact mean to type ‘Minicraft’ — he describes it as his ‘Ludam Dare’ game. This pretty much confirms that Minicraft 2 is a new version of the game which is designed primarily to run on smartphones (and perhaps tablets). We would imagine that Minicraft 2 will almost certainly run on iOS and Android, perhaps it will also come to Windows Phone 7, Nintendo 3DS and the PlayStation Vita — we will have to wait and see.

Earlier this month Notch managed to create a 2D top-down game called Minicraft, this was developed in just 48 hours as part of the 22nd Ludum Dare competition, currently the Ludum Dare community is voting for the best game, but we do know that one experts described Minicraft as “A spectacular achievement in just a few hours of coding” – therefore there are high hopes for its successor.

While we are talking about Minicraft 2 we would love to hear your input regarding this game, therefore why not get opinionated in the comments section below to let us know what you expect from this game, how it needs to differ from Minecraft and whether the game’s visuals are important. Oh and as Notch does not like the name Minicraft 2, so what do you think it should be called?

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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