Minecraft: Pi Edition is out now after suffering short delay | PCGamesN

Kerbal Space Program will leave Early Access with the next update

BioWare releases Dragon Age: Inquisition's catchy tavern songs for free

Big changes to StarCraft's Swarm Host in upcoming Balance Test Map

Minecraft

Minecraft: Pi Edition is out now after suffering short delay

Mojang have released their latest version of Minecraft, one which is free to all owners of the credit card-sized computer, the Raspberry Pi. This special edition was first announced during last year's Minecon and it is designed to be a more open and programmable version of the immensely popular sandbox game, released with the intent of encouraging new programmers to play with the game's code and learn more about how it all works.

While Mojang didn't announce a specific release date, TechCrunch are reporting that the game would have arrived sooner had it not been for difficulties encountered while porting the game over to the limited abilities of the Raspberry Pi.

The blog post announcing the game's release is short and sweet. It simply announced the game's release with a link to where you can download it and resources detailing more about where and how you can buy the $35 computer that will run this free edition of Minecraft.

Login or Register
Try these free to play games
?

These are affiliate links - clicking them and playing the games directly supports PCGamesN

Spotlight
?

Our Spotlight units plug content our journalists have made, that our advertisers want to promote. Sometimes the promotion is paid for, but the content they go to is always independent with no client oversight or approval.


Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
The Best of Minecraft in 2014

Minecraft

The Best of Minecraft in 2014

Minecraft's Ender Dragon will be getting a makeover for 1.9

Minecraft's Ender Dragon will be getting a makeover for 1.9

Phishers leak 1,800 Minecraft players' details to the web

Phishers leak 1,800 Minecraft players' details to the web

Minecraft name changes will be made possible on February 4

Minecraft name changes will be made possible on February 4

Minecraft regularly gets more than 1m players playing concurrently

Minecraft regularly gets more than 1m players playing concurrently

Mojang will let you shed your old Minecraft username

Mojang will let you shed your old Minecraft username

How to celebrate Christmas in Minecraft: mods, maps and skins

Minecraft

How to celebrate Christmas in Minecraft: mods, maps and skins

Notch's $70 million mansion rebuilt in Minecraft (sports cars not included)

Notch's $70 million mansion rebuilt in Minecraft (sports cars not included)

Notch just bought a house

Notch just bought a house

Minecraft 1.8.2 pre-released with altered explosion physics and better performance

Minecraft 1.8.2 pre-released with altered explosion physics and better performance

Chortle: The Beano commission official Dennis and Gnasher Minecraft mod

Chortle: The Beano commission official Dennis and Gnasher Minecraft mod

Cubism: Tate gallery make Minecraft maps of some of history's best-loved paintings

Cubism: Tate gallery make Minecraft maps of some of history's best-loved paintings

The 100 Best Minecraft Skins

Minecraft

The 100 Best Minecraft Skins

Minecraft and Mojang are now officially resting in Microsoft's belly

Minecraft and Mojang are now officially resting in Microsoft's belly

Update for Minecraft will let you control the fanciness of clouds

Update for Minecraft will let you control the fanciness of clouds

Minecraft 2 unlikely from Microsoft:

Minecraft 2 unlikely from Microsoft: "We need to meet the needs of the community"

Minecraft has now sold 17 million copies on PC

Minecraft has now sold 17 million copies on PC

Minecraft 1.8.1 will improve stability, make the ender dragon killable again

Minecraft 1.8.1 will improve stability, make the ender dragon killable again

Dear Microsoft: about that Minecraft deal

Minecraft

Dear Microsoft: about that Minecraft deal

Minecraft Movie lures Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy

Minecraft Movie lures Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy

Ordnance Survey upscale Minecraft map of Great Britain to be

Ordnance Survey upscale Minecraft map of Great Britain to be "more realistic"

British Museum to be officially rebuilt in Minecraft

British Museum to be officially rebuilt in Minecraft

Garry Newman on Mojang sale to Microsoft:

Garry Newman on Mojang sale to Microsoft: "I'd have done the same thing"

How much of Microsoft's $2.5 billion will Notch actually receive?

How much of Microsoft's $2.5 billion will Notch actually receive?