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Minetest

Minetest is a blocky game engine and a game, inspired by InfiniMiner, Minecraft and the like. **Minetest is about freedom** - we want you to customize the game, and make your own worlds. Because of this, mods are super easy to create and install. All the content in the game comes from mods, every block, tool and item.

Minetest comes with a basic foundation set of mods called 'Minetest Game', which you can then add on top of. We call these base sets of mods "subgames", and there are many others to choose from. If you'd rather just play a complete game, you can download a subgame which contains a good set of playable content.

Minetest is available natively for Windows, Linux, Android, OS X and Free/Open BSD, and is Free and Open Source Software, released under the LGPL 2.1 or later.

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Have a look at some screenshots, taken by the community.

Features

  * Explore, dig and build in a voxel world, and craft stuff from raw materials to help you along the way.
  * **Easy plugin based Modding API** used to add blocks, tools and features to the game.
  * **Multiplayer support** for tens of players, via servers hosted by users.
  * **Voxel based lighting** with gameplay consequences (light caves and buildings with torches)
  * **Almost infinite world** and several **beautiful map generators**.
  * **Runs natively** on Windows, Linux, Android, OS X and Free/Open BSD.
  * Supports **multiple languages**, translated by the community.

Background

Minetest was started by Perttu "celeron55" Ahola in October 2010, and is now developed by a random bunch of lunatics.

Minetest is designed to be **simple**, **stable** and **portable**. It is lightweight enough to run on fairly old hardware. It is currently playable on a laptop with Intel 945GM graphics. Although, as for the CPU, dual-core is recommended.

Links & other

  * [[irc|IRC]] Channels:  #minetest, #minetest-dev (Freenode)
  * Core developers: [[https://www.openhub.net/p/minetest-c55|Open Hub]]
  * Original author: Perttu Ahola, aka celeron55 @ FreeNode, IRCNet and @gmail.com

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