Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Well, it's has finally arrived and it's looking as lovely as any Notch creation, only with the added bonus of being fully portable and adapted for thoughtful gaming on the go. What am I talking about? Minecraft: Pocket Edition apparently, the spankin' new version of the indie mega-hit for Android, that has kindly been optimized for the Xperia PLAY phone, but will also run smoothly on the smartphone of your choice. Go on, grab it from the Android Market.

Now, if you've never heard of Minecraft before and have somehow avoided being exposed to the indie phenomenon that has sold over 3 million copies on the PC, let me just point you to its official site. It's got a demo that will show you just how brilliant its immensely deep crafting mechanics are and how wonderful its huge, procedurally generated worlds can be. You can indeed build anything you can imagine with it. Here's what the devs have to say for their game: 
Imagine it, build it. Create worlds on the go with Minecraft - Pocket Edition The new Minecraft - Pocket Edition allows you to build on the go. Use blocks to create masterpieces as you travel, hangout with friends, sit at the park, the possibilities are endless. Move beyond the limits of your computer and play Minecraft everywhere you go.


  1. (considers whether to advance to "M" or "X"...looks at forklift..continues reading "C" section... erm "C" Chapter.. :(

  2. I do suggest you start a new book. No, really, this one has absolutely zero scantily clad ladies.

  3. ..nope this is fine, I've matured, scantily clad ladies don't have the same attraction anymore...


    unless you've got a book with scantily clad ladies in it? I suppose I could defer my study..

  4. Yes, well, not a book per se. More of an encyclopedia really. You could have Alf transfer the stuff over to your place.

  5. ....well I've got a minute or two to spare, I suppose, if it's not too much trouble..

    (Alf parachutes in, borrows Gnomes Enclopedia, hang glides out window...)

    ..erm right, am I'll be off then!


  6. Hold on, did Alf just parachute through my roof?

  7. Blog Technician8/19/2011 10:47 PM

    Hello mr.Gnome :) (looks up at roof..) oh dear... that's pretty serious...but no worries we'll have it fixed in no time..

    (mobile phone rings...)

    ..yes!... (looks up at url..puts phone back in pocket)

    Sorry bout this, union has withdrawn service for .com addresses... bye...

  8. It's only fair I suppose. Got to support a union no matter what as my grandfather said. Who needs a roof anyway?

  9. :) me and Alf will fix it for ya... sorry bout that Gnome...

    Alf!! get in here, look what you've done!...

  10. Ah, yes, thanks Elderly.

    Get to work Alf!

    Cookies Elderly? A whiskey?

    Ah, yes, that's capitalism...

  11. thank you kind Gnome :)
    indeed you'd imagine reducing wages and taking pensions from them would quieten them down, bring back flogging I say....

  12. Indeed. How are the divinely privileged to enjoy their deserved luxuriant idleness if the working masses keep getting by without a good beating. Preposterous old chap, preposterous.

    Flogging, yes, that should do the trick. And a rise on water prices.

  13. :( we're implementing that, water meters in every home by 2014...

    (thinks deeply..)

    Food!!!!! we'll make it more expensive for them to eat.... that'll make them tighten their belts, pull up their socks...!!!

    (hands cuban cigar to Gnome...)

  14. (lights cigar, orders orange juice)

    Ah, but 't has already began. We 've already given a 23% VAT on food here, and I can already see it's working. Everyone is pulling socks up. Bloody majority...