Minecraft Demo Now Available

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Minecraft demo

For those of you familiar with Minecraft, you’re no doubt checking out the newly launched 1.5 update (read our Minecraft 1.5 update guide!), but for those of you who are not or haven’t made time to give it a chance, then we have a solution for you.

Currently in its Beta form, with a release date set for November, Minecraft is still available for free if you’re okay with trying out the Alpha build. That seriously outdated though in a variety of ways and you’d be missing out big time. So, if you’re unsure about the 3D blocky sandbox game, you can now try out the free Minecraft demo!

Notch and the crew at Mojang created a custom PC Gamer demo of Minecraft which features the PC Gamer logo branded onto the side cows. The demo lets players take advantage of literally everything the game has to offer, from every tool to every block you can mine and every item you can craft. The hitch is that you only have 90 minutes to play until your world locks you out from editing. You can however, create other worlds but you’d be starting from scratch and losing all of your progress, creations and inventory from before.

For some, 90 minutes may actually be enough as there isn’t too much to do by yourself after you’ve found every mineral and built a few objects. A lot of the fun comes from multiplayer and working with others to build massive objects. Outside of randomly located small dungeons, there are no NPCs or objectives to complete and trust me, sitting there by yourself and mining for goods for a few hours is not a fun gaming experience. Fortunately,yesterday’s 1.5 update added achievements to help extend gameplay but they’re rather easy to attain.

Download the 4mb demo here and try it out. If you wish to continue extending your creativity and jumping on to some multiplayer servers, head to the official site and purchase at minecraft.net.

Minecraft hits “full” retail on November 11, 2011.

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Source: PC Gamer

TAGS: Mac, Minecraft, Mojang, PC

  • http://gamerant.com John Jacques

    This is actually a fantastic demo system. Good idea!

  • http://gamerant.com/author/dyce/ Andrew Dyce

    Isn’t 90 minutes way too little time to get an idea of why Minecraft is the game that so many people love? Seems like a few days would have been a bit better…. that’s just me though.

    • http://zartonis.blogspot.com zartonis

      Though 90 minutes is a short amount of time, I think people will get a much better idea of the game than if they played Alpha. You can also unlock your creations from the demo if you purchase the game, as the save of your demo world is available in Beta.

      • http://zartonis.blogspot.com zartonis

        ^*Edit to the above comment.

        I meant Creative rather than Alpha.

    • Jesse

      I agree it should be a few days, 90 minuts is little time to actuly find diamond, make a real establishment, and really get the full punch of what minecraft is about. But if it is 2 days time. You should only be allowed to start it about 3 times. Just so people have enough knowlage about te game to actuly want to buy it

  • mister1195

    can u download mods and texture packs

  • http://comcast.net Jackson

    This is the best game ever and i love it and I want to play it every single second of the day!

  • Noaah hewitt

    I want minecrFt

  • Karoline2002

    i love minecraft its my life

  • Minecraft Account

    Thanks for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your next write ups
    thanks once again.

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  • http://Minecraftcom greg

    Hey dude I play this game alto I am really good at it friends want to play with me so you would invite me or you could put me in your request or my request go to Xbox live search inv me than we can handle this together my name is gangster If you want me send a message to my Xbox than I will send you back don’t worry I will put you on my request friends will like you

  • liam bishop

    minecraft is awesome!

  • laneblane mob2014

    minecraft is cool