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Minetest is an open source game and game engine much like Minecraft and available for free. It has recently released a major new version.

It adds quite a like like new textures, new sounds, new graphical features, new modding options and the usual assortment of bug fixes.

I tested out the new version and I have to say it has really impressed me. The base game does feel a bit too bare though. I am not the only one who feels that way, as it seems Voxelands was forked from it when Minetest went down the route of being more of an engine than an actual game. Still, it's cool to see it progress and there are a few mods available to make it feel like more of a game.

You can see the full changelog here.

Thanks to AnxiousInfusion for letting me know. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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AskQuestionsLater 21 May, 2016
Oh - and a single minetest server can be accessed from Linux, Windows, MacOSX clients and Android devices, which removes my main complaint against Minecraft - tablets and phones can only play against Pocket Minecraft.
scaine 21 May, 2016
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Worth looking at Terasology too, although I haven't tried it myself.
Hori 21 May, 2016
Quoting: AskQuestionsLaterOh - and a single minetest server can be accessed from Linux, Windows, MacOSX clients and Android devices, which removes my main complaint against Minecraft - tablets and phones can only play against Pocket Minecraft.

AFAIK the PE is becoming more and more similar to the desktop version, and the plan is to eventually merge them. It will take quite some time till we get there, though. It would be nice to play together with PE users, even tho I personally never tried playing the PE for more than a few minutes, because FPS games are IMO terrible on mobile devices. Actually most kinds of games are pretty bad and uncomfortable to play on mobile (except board/puzzle/card games), but that's probably just me.


Last edited by Hori on 21 May 2016 at 6:23 pm UTC
Belarrius 22 May, 2016
I have play Minetest with Android but the performance is poor. Want Minetest with Vulkan :p
Samsai 22 May, 2016
The code is open so just start porting it to Vulkan. :P
Belarrius 22 May, 2016
Quoting: SamsaiThe code is open so just start porting it to Vulkan. :P

Ahah yeah, i want! xD
Nezchan 22 May, 2016
There are some really fun mods and subgames for Minetest that are worth trying out. I'm very new at it, but I've found everything easy to install and highly accessible.

So far my favourite subgames are Voxelgarden, which has Viking-esque tech, and Pixture, which really does cool things with the textures. Although being such a n00b, I'm a bit lost and just doing things at random in single-player mode, and yet not confident enough to hop onto a server full of experienced players.
Nezchan 22 May, 2016
Haven't been able to get Voxelands to run on my system, is it any good?
GustyGhost 22 May, 2016
Quoting: SamsaiThe code is open so just start porting it to Vulkan. :P

You're going to have to start by porting Irrlicht to Vulkan.


Last edited by GustyGhost on 22 May 2016 at 6:27 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 22 May, 2016
Well I tried some mods, I do hope they add in a mod downloader into it as that would certainly simplify it.

Shame though, the subgames I tried didn't work due to missing lua.init or something.
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