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Mojang announced that they've put Minecraft Classic up free, for everyone to play right in your browser.

They're doing this as Minecraft will turn 10 years old on May 17th and Minecraft Classic comes complete with "32 blocks to build with, all the original bugs, and an (inter)face only a mother could love". See their post here for the full info or head here to try it out right away.

Honestly, I'm not sure why anyone would actually willingly play this. Nostalgia can be a powerful thing, but it doesn't mean everything "Classic" is actually any good. If you want a free version of Minecraft, Minetest has come along nicely and Minecraft itself has a lot of fun new content now too.

A fun little gesture to celebrate 10 years though I suppose. Minecraft sure did suck away entire weeks of my time long ago, back when we ran our own server where I met many new faces in the early days of GamingOnLinux. It was one of the first game servers we ever tried to run and it was good fun to build with the community. Ah, the moments of panic when you've just built something incredible, only to hear the hissing sound of a creeper about to explode and destroy your hard work—good memories there.

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Ehvis 9 May 2019 at 11:20 am UTC
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Tried it for two minutes yesterday. Since I have no history with minecraft at all, I just had an "is this it?" moment.
aFoxNamedMorris 9 May 2019 at 1:00 pm UTC
EhvisTried it for two minutes yesterday. Since I have no history with minecraft at all, I just had an "is this it?" moment.

This is what Minecraft was, once upon a time. It's a throwback for the nostalgia.
Marcsello 9 May 2019 at 1:37 pm UTC
You mean we can play it again. Mincraft classic was aviliable for free for in your browser for a long time. It was taken down when Microsoft redesigned their webpage.
I've remember playing it back then (and I think I have a video of it somewhere).
liamdawe 9 May 2019 at 1:41 pm UTC
MarcselloYou mean we can play it again. Mincraft classic was aviliable for free for in your browser for a long time. It was taken down when Microsoft redesigned their webpage.
I've remember playing it back then (and I think I have a video of it somewhere).
As I understand it, the original Classic was Java-based and newer browsers wouldn't even run it due to security concerns. This version has been partly remade.
Nezchan 9 May 2019 at 1:55 pm UTC
Yikes, I just tried to play it via the Falkon browser and I literally can't turn around. The game doesn't capture the mouse, so I can turn until my mouse goes out of the browser window (about 70 degrees-ish) and then that's all I get. What a mess.
Dunc 9 May 2019 at 2:32 pm UTC
EhvisTried it for two minutes yesterday. Since I have no history with minecraft at all, I just had an "is this it?" moment.
I remember having the same reaction way back when word-of-mouth was just beginning to go around about it, and it sort of dropped off my radar for a couple of years. Then, when it got big (it was the XBox 360 version that did it for me, really), I went back to it and got totally hooked.
Hori 9 May 2019 at 3:05 pm UTC
NezchanYikes, I just tried to play it via the Falkon browser and I literally can't turn around. The game doesn't capture the mouse, so I can turn until my mouse goes out of the browser window (about 70 degrees-ish) and then that's all I get. What a mess.

Sorry but if it runs on Firefox and Chrome/Chromium then I'd say that it's your browser's fault. I literally never heard of a "Falkon" browser.
Avehicle7887 9 May 2019 at 4:35 pm UTC
I read about this yesterday and it's nothing to be excited about, would have been different if it was open-sourced instead. I'm happy enough with Minetest
Larian 9 May 2019 at 7:53 pm UTC
HoriSorry but if it runs on Firefox and Chrome/Chromium then I'd say that it's your browser's fault. I literally never heard of a "Falkon" browser.

It's a new-ish KDE browser built on QT. The information is just a Google search away, actually.

https://www.falkon.org/
Kristian 10 May 2019 at 12:19 am UTC
Is there some game mode for Minetest without resource limits and the like? If you just want to build things without distractions?
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