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Minecraft Earth

Minecraft Earth is the mobile spin-off of the popular Minecraft, containing the key mechanics of the original gameplay, but bringing action to the real world through augmented reality technology.

Adventure | play for free | sandbox | augmented reality | multiplayer | co-op | MMO | crafting

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developer: Mojang Studios

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

game release date:

Dec2020

AND iOS

Minecraft Earth is the AR spin-off of the highly popular Minecraft. The game was developed by Microsoft. The title was announced in May 2019 and is one of the projects prepared for the tenth anniversary of the original Minecraft. The game, running on iOS and Android devices, is free-to-play and uses advanced augmented reality technology, the processing power of Azure servers, and the experience that developers have gained during the development of Microsoft HoloLens AR goggles.

Mechanics

Minecraft Earth is an adaptation of the classic Minecraft and offers only a part of its features: a system of combat, crafting, equipment, gathering resources, as well as a way of interacting with the game world. The title continues to use the camera of our phone, superimposing 3D game elements on the video image.

The main attraction of the title is the construction mode, in which we can create our own constructions or large projects together with other players in our immediate vicinity. The game offers construction boards of various sizes, unlocked along with the progress. The constructions submitted by us after being accepted by the game can be placed in real-life environment as monuments visible to all players.

In order to get the components necessary for building, we must go out into the world. Like Pokemon GO, the title encourages users to take long walks in the open air. On our way, we will come across randomly generated containers with little amounts of materials to start the construction. We will also obtain materials in specific and predetermined places. In urban parks, we can, for example, start cutting down trees, and at water reservoirs, we can cast a rod and catch fish. Developers use the OpenStreetMap website, which is developed and updated by the users.

Minecraft Earth also offers dynamically generated missions, known as "adventures". Making them enables us to level up our hero and obtain necessary building materials. The objectives of the tasks are varied, but to a large extent they boil down to the elimination of monsters in a way known from the original game. However, it is important to note that many people can participate at the same time - they must, of course, gather in one place in the real world when participating in the adventure.

Game modes

Minecraft Earth can be played solo, but its biggest attraction is the wide range of co-op gameplay possibilities. The fact that the players can see each other in the virtual world and interact with each other, e.g. fighting the same creature, sharing healing potions or collecting materials in a building mode, in real-time is particularly impressive. The players can also share their saved designs and modify them with the owner's consent.

Technical aspects

Minecraft Earth utilizes the computational power of Microsoft Azure servers, as well as the rich experience of developers in developing HoloLens goggles. Special algorithms and geostationary data collected from the players (GPS information, video recordings, and photos) prevent the three-dimensional objects of the game from "flying around the screen" regardless of the camera in the phone, and give the impression of static and solid buildings placed e.g. in a busy street.

Minecraft Earth Guide
Minecraft Earth Guide

game guide 06 November 2019

The Minecraft Earth Guide is a compendium of knowledge about this unique game from the Minecraft universe. From our publication you will learn how to play, build and craftnew items, on which phones you can run the game and how to play safely.

Minecraft Earth Announced - Microsoft Challenges Pokemon GO
Minecraft Earth Announced - Microsoft Challenges Pokemon GO

news 18 May 2019 00:27

Microsoft throws down the glove to Pokemon GO, announcing a new mobile production based on the hit Minecraft. Minecraft Earth will take advantage of augmented reality technology to enable shared adventures and building for people from all over the world.

Minecraft Earth Shown at Apple's WWDC19 Conference
Minecraft Earth Shown at Apple's WWDC19 Conference

news 04 June 2019 13:25

Developers at Mojang used Apple WWDC19 as the opportunity to present Minecraft Earth, a Minecraft spin-off that uses augmented reality technology.

MINECON 2019 - Novelties in Available and Upcoming Minecraft Titles
MINECON 2019 - Novelties in Available and Upcoming Minecraft Titles

news 28 September 2019 23:25

The MINECON 2019 event revealed plans for further development of Minecraft, showed a new trailer for Minecraft Dungeons and announced the early access of the mobile Minecraft Earth.

Minecraft Earth Launches in Early Access
Minecraft Earth Launches in Early Access

news 14 November 2019 11:44

Minecraft Earth, the mobile spin-off of Mojang AB's hit, was released this week in early access. The augmented reality game is currently only available in ten selected countries.

Minecraft Dungeons Release Date and Special Event in Minecraft Earth
Minecraft Dungeons Release Date and Special Event in Minecraft Earth

news 14 November 2019 22:44

Minecraft Earth and Minecraft: Dungeons received their „five minutes” on this year's X019. For fans of the former, there is a special event, while the players waiting for the latter can mark the month of its release in the calendar.

Minecraft Earth - First Gameplay Impressions From XO19
Minecraft Earth - First Gameplay Impressions From XO19

news 18 November 2019 11:41

We visited London to attend Microsoft's XO19 event so we could play and talk to people from Mojang about the upcoming Minecraft Earth. What is this game really like and when can we count on the introduction of early access in rest of the world?

Minecraft Earth is a Big Success
Minecraft Earth is a Big Success

news 22 November 2019 13:14

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the release of its work, Mojang is releasing another mobile installment of the popular series. Minecraft Earth is a game based on augmented reality. Last week the application was unlocked throughout the United States.

Global Launch of Minecraft Earth Early Access on Android and iOS
Global Launch of Minecraft Earth Early Access on Android and iOS

news 13 December 2019 14:45

Minecraft Earth app is now available all around the world on Android and iOS mobile systems. Like Pokemon GO, the game uses augmented reality technology. However, this is not the final version.

Minecraft Earth Gets New Update With Three Major Novelties
Minecraft Earth Gets New Update With Three Major Novelties

news 29 April 2020 13:09

The mobile Minecraft Earth has received a new update, marked R17. First of all, it adds three new elements - challenges and season system, player journal and additional types of animals. Minecraft Earth has also been updated with minor extras and improvements.

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