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Free version of Minecraft created for Raspberry Pi

Hackable version to be released "very soon", says Mojang

Sweden developer Mojang has created a custom version of Minecraft for the Raspberry Pi micro-computer.

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The charmingly named Minecraft: Pi Edition was officially unveiled over the weekend at Minecon in Paris.

Posting on its official site, the creators of the Pi said it sent "a bunch of boards out to Notch and the guys at Mojang in Stockholm a little while back" and the creators of the block-based world builder have retooled Minecraft Pocket Edition to work on the device.

The port will have a "revised feature set and support for several programming languages", allowing users to code directly into the game.

"The possibilities are massive," said Mojang's cheif officer Owen Hill."You could organise the cheapest LAN party of all time, or use the Pi to learn the fundamentals of programming on a minuscule budget.

"It's like hacking your way into Minecraft and modifying the game world with code, a bit like being Notch, Jeb, or Nathan, but arguably more fun and less stressful."

The site states Minecraft: Pi Edition will be available for free "very soon".

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