Minecraft – Pocket Edition Hits Select Android’s Xperia Play Today For $7

Minecraft – Pocket Edition hits the Android Xperia Play today exclusively for $US6.99 with later Android versions hitting in the near future. The best part? Staying true to their roots, the game’s first version is an alpha build.

The first version, Alpha 0.1, will focus on the “creative aspects of Minecraft,” The folks at developer Mojang said.

“We have tried to put in the features that make sense for playing on a mobile device while still keeping the core of the Minecraft experience,” they told Kotaku. “You will be able to select blocks on the touchscreen or just scroll through them with the circle and square buttons on the Xperia Play device. The first version also supports multi-player on a local wireless network allowing you to create a world and invite friends to build together.”

Features in this build include:

• Randomized worlds

• Build anything you can imagine

• Build with 36 different kinds of blocks

• Invite and play with friends to your world (local wireless network)

• Save multi-player worlds on your own phone

And just like the still-in-development PC, Mac and Linux version, the team plans to continue developing on the Pocket Edition post launch.

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