Considering how into Minecraft some folks are, and the surprising amount of unsanctioned Minecraft apps on the App Store, it’s not too surprising to learn this exciting bit of news: Mojang, the studio behind the indie monster hit, is developing its own iOS version of the title! It's slated to hit at some point in 2011 for the iPad, iPhone, and the iPod Touch.

Specifically, one dude is at the helm. A fellow that goes by the name of Aron Neiminen has been brought on board to handle it. Details, unfortunately, are light at the moment, but Gamasutra confirms that not all the updates to Minecraft will make it over the iOS version. Mojang is only instituting stuff Minecraft iOS that “makes sense” for its touch-based platforms, which is inspiring. You gotta love it when a dev gets that touch devices are just that -- touch devices.

Minecraft, by the way, is still in beta. You can get into the action by shooting over to the game’s Web site and checking out the download version or even the browser version.

[via Gamasutra]

  • E_Domina

    hell yea!

  • Ben38sufc

    yeah.. but will it come out on older devises? when it said IOS, does that mean iphone/ touch 4?

    • Noah

      Yeah, probably. I upgrade every year... for free. I want games that are cutting edge like Minecraft to run at 60 FPS on my device. What I don't want are watered down games built to run on 3G or 3GS devices. Don't have an iPhone 4? Hate it for ya.

    • Awesome

      I wouldnt really worry about that, ipod 4s processor is 1 ghz BUT its clocked (it actually runs) on 800 mhz, iphone 4s is unknown between the ipads and ipod touch 4s but it is most likely the 800 mhz. iphone 3gs(and ipod 3) processor is (600 mhz, underclocked)800 mhz. I think that they would make it for 3rd gen devices, when Notch is trying to actually make money :).

  • Dragu

    Cant wait :) man finally a beastly iDevice game :) can't wait for release

  • Noman

    Hellz yeah!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I'm guessing the guy's name is Nieminen, not Neiminen. That's a Finnish last name.

  • GodSon

    Bout time!

  • Happy23

    ios is anything that apple macs its their device

  • Jeffmd

    meh, you can keep it.

  • Iralith

    Excellent. I've been hoping for this for a long time--good move, Mojang.

  • YoureAMessy

    Cool. I wasted a dollar when I bought that piece of crap Eden-World Builder.

  • Anonymous

    This is a pretty big deal. I've been trying to get into Minecraft for a while now. First genuinely exciting news of 2011 so far.

  • http://twitter.com/Xoria7 Xoria

    That's it, son!! Manacraft will be better, though

  • gee

    finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • Paul Hutson

    Excellent to hear indeed!

  • Louis Ishak

    I can't wait finnaly a proper minecraft game on iphone (unlike eden or MCWE)

  • Scotty.wtf

    Amazing news!!! MCWE is not the best and I have been aching for minecraft on my ipad since I first played it.

  • Gwet17

    holy shiitake

  • AK

    Sweet!

  • Sebastian Goerick
  • Awesome

    Any confirm it runs on ipod touch 3g?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VS3CIN662LGP27KLLH3B6SZBWI ChrisC

    I think I am going to cry!!! I really didn't think it would happen....choir of angels cry out "Haaaalllleeeiiiigggghhhlllllluuuuujjjjjaaaahhhh!!!!"

  • Thefunkhunter

    "You gotta love it when a dev gets that touch devices are just that — touch devices"on the contary to hear that this ios version will be a watered-down version sucks

  • Ethany

    Its minecraft PE