Download Pi Edition now!

The first iteration of Minecraft: Pi Edition is now available! And it’s completely free to download. We’re adding new features in due course, but thought you guys would appreciate us getting something out to you as soon as possible.

Daniel Frisk has provided the following instructions on how to get started.

  • Minecraft – Pi Edition runs on Raspbian “wheezy” with XWindows. If you need to set that up, visit http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads and follow the detailed instructions within.
  • Boot up your Raspberry Pi with Raspbian. If you haven’t set XWindows to start automatically upon boot, type in “startx”.
  • Next click the icon for LXTerminal to open a new terminal window. Use the following commands (in bold) to download and launch:

To download it: click here or visit https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.minecraft.net/pi/minecraft-pi-0.1.1.tar.gz
To decompress it: tar -zxvf minecraft-pi-0.1.1.tar.gz
To run it: cd mcpi
Followed by minecraft-pi

Read more about the Pi, and find out what you need to get started, at their official site and dedicated wiki.

Have fun!

Owen – @bopogamel

What is Minecraft: Pi Edition?

Minecraft: Pi Edition is a version of Minecraft that’s designed to work on the Raspberry Pi: a cheap, credit card-sized computer that can help you learn to program.

We’re extremely excited to be involved and can’t wait to show you more. Read more about the Pi, and find out what you need to get started, at their official site and dedicated wiki.

Pi Edition will be free to download soon. Watch this space!

Owen – @bopogamel

Welcome to pi.minecraft.net

Welcome to pi.minecraft.net, the official home of Minecraft: Pi Edition. This will eventually become your official resource for Pi Edition downloads and updates once Pi Edition. Now long to go till it’s released!

Keep watching this space, people!