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Minecraft creator Mojang’s new webgame accompanies big Pocket Edition patch, teaches meaning of friendship


Certain things are important in life. Companionship. Love. Money. Patch notes. Mojang have decided to provide all of these vital stats at once with the combination of their large cross-play enabling patch going live and a new visual novel web-game set at Device High, the high school for mobile devices. In it, you play a Windows 10 PC trying to make friends and avoid enemies in this cruel world.

Depending on your actions, you end your time as a well-connected device with many friends the world over, or a blue-screening laptop left for dead in an abandoned warehouse. Choose wisely on your journey, my friends. You can play it, titled Doki Doki Compatability Quest: 3 at the top of the official announcement post.

As for the patch itself, which has come to the Windows 10 edition and portable versions of the game simultaneously (because, you know, they’re the same thing), there’s a batch of changes along with the introduction of cross-play Fraser reported on yesterday. Here’s Mojang’s full breakdown of 0.12.1:

  • The Nether and all its inhabitants. Fight Ghasts and make friends with Pigmen
  • Revamped touch controls, controller support, and a controller mapping screen
  • Enhanced Weather effects! Accumulating snow and more
  • Zombie Villagers can now have professions like farmers or butchers
  • Ocelots! Try taming one with a fish
  • Experience, Anvils, Brewing, and enchantments. Time to up your game, crafter
  • Golems. We recommend you approach with caution
  • Flower pots. We recommend you fill them with flowers
  • Sneaking and sprinting! Express yourself through movement!
  • Loads of bug fixes that are too boring to list here.
  • Lots, lots more!

Fantastic Ocelot timing, Mojang. The introduction of multiplayer should work fine over local networks, but could be a little dodgy attaching to the outside world. Best to keep it in-house or switch over to the normal version of Minecraft if you want to play further afield. Looking to spice your game up? We’ve got all the best Minecraft modsserved up.