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Minetest is a free and open source infinite-world block sandbox game and a game engine, inspired by InfiniMiner, Minecraft and the like. It has been in development since October 2010.

It is Free and Open Source Software, released under the GPL. This way it is more readily available to Linux users, and random people (you!) can fix bugs and experiment effectively.

Minetest is developed by Perttu "celeron55" Ahola and a number of contributors.

Minetest is technically simple, stable and portable. It is lightweight enough to run on fairly old hardware. It currently runs playably on a laptop with Intel 945GM graphics. Though, as for the CPU, dualcore is recommended.


The current in-development version is 0.4. It is a major overhaul of the whole thing.

The first stable version of Minetest 0.4 will be released as soon as the modding API is stable enough. Read more.

0.3 Features

Considerable shortcomings, as of now

Most of these will be worked on in the future.

Public servers

Wiki page

Links & other