Minetest Game

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Minetest Game
Latest release5.7.0  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 8, 2023
Code licenseLGPLv2.1+ [1]
Media licenseCC BY-SA 3.0 [1]
P. languageLua
Minetest Game is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Minetest Game is a simple and peaceful “sandbox game” based on Minetest. There are no goals. The player is thrown into a world made of cubes and can attempt to explore the surface and hitchhike through grasslands, forests, deserts, jungles, snowy and arctic regions, explore the seas with a boat or swim and dive, and collect various materials and craft tools from them.

Using a pickaxe, the player can dig into the depths and collect precious minerals, but a careless player can also be cooked by lava. Or the player could become a farmer or forester and plant trees and crops. Almost every block can be removed with the correct tool and with the collected blocks almost every building can be erected—only the imagination is the limit. Minetest Game has a focus on creativity, building and exploring worlds, rather than being a challenge, so the gameplay naturally is sandbox-style. There are no animals, monsters or other creatures except the players themselves.

Like most games for Minetest, this game supports online multiplayer and mods.

Getting started[edit]

For complete newcomers, getting started can be tricky. There's a quick-start guide.

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