What is Minetest-c55?

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What is Minetest-c55?

Minetest is a game similar to Minecraft, which was started with the goal of taking the survival multiplayer aspect of gameplay in a slightly different direction.
The game is still in development, but as of now the game doesn’t really differ much from Minecraft except for a few key technical aspects.
The games creator, celeron55, is writing the game in C++ and therefore the game does not have the same technical limitations that Minecraft does.


What does this mean?

It means that unlike most games like Mincraft, Minetest has absolutely no height or depth limits. This means that you could have a castle in the sky 30km above the surface, so far up that you can barely even see the ground anymore. It means that you can dig for miles into the earth, and still not scratch the surface. It means the possibility of airships miles above the ground on multiplayer PvP servers, or submarines in the deepest ocean ever seen in a videogame. And having mod’s has open the game up to a whole new realm of posibilitys! It has the potential to much better than Minecraft.

Cool Features

  • Creative mode with infinite blocks at your disposal. However, the developer says “This is a by-product of making the actual game and not the actual focus of development”
  • Built-in multiplayer support (meaning both the server and client software is included in the download)
  • An infinite world (well, up to around 31,000 blocks in all directions – compared to minecraft’s 256 height/depth limit)
  • Dynamic Lighting (light up caves like minecraft)
  • Infinite map generator
  • Cross platform, runs natively on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X
  • Modding is supported

This sounds too good to be true, what’s the catch?

One of the major shortcomings at the moment is that there are; no sounds, mobs suck, etc. It’s essentially in the state that Minecraft was in the Infdev days.

Here is the authors blog if you want to keep up with updates: http://c55.me/blog/

Download Minetest-c55

Want to play online with the developer? Download the latest dev build here and then join us on The Minetest Server!