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  • Minetest icon

    Minetest

    Minetest is an InfiniMiner/Minecraft(/Dwarf Fortress) inspired game, released as open source, with a goal of becoming one of the first Minecraft-style games that take the survival multiplayer gameplay to a somewhat different...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet BSD

  • Terraria icon

    Terraria

    Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. The world is your canvas and the ground itself is your paint. Inspired by games like Clonk and Minecraft, this 2d, sidescroller videogame...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Kindle Fire

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    Terasology

    Terasology (started under the name Blockmania) is an open source project started by Benjamin “begla” Glatzel to research procedural terrain generation and efficient rendering techniques in Java using the LWJGL. The engine uses a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Creativerse icon

    Creativerse

    Creativerse is a sandbox adventure game set in a beautiful yet treacherous world shrouded in mystery.

    Freemium Mac Windows Steam

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    SurvivalCraft

    You are marooned on the shores of an infinite blocky world. Explore, mine resources, craft tools and weapons, hunt and make traps. Build a shelter to survive nights and share your worlds online. Possibilities are infinite in this...

    Freemium Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad ... Kindle Fire

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  • Starbound icon

    Starbound

    Starbound is an indie game being produced by the UK-based independent game studio Chucklefish Ltd. Starbound takes place in a two-dimensional, procedurally generated universe which the player will explore in order to obtain new...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Manic Digger

    Manic Digger is an open-source implementation of block-building games, like the famous game Minecraft. Manic Digger aims to be a generic platform ontop of which you can create your own game-types and scenarios. Through server-side...

    Open Source Windows

  • LEGO® Worlds icon

    LEGO® Worlds

    In a galaxy of procedural worlds made entirely from LEGO bricks, will you... EXPLORE environments filled with adventure, then alter them? DISCOVER secrets and treasures, then play with them? CREATE your own models, then make a...

    Commercial Windows Steam

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    • A great alternative which uses lego bricks instead of traditional blocks. Guest • Yesterday Disagree   Agree
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    Stranded (Series)

    Stranded is a 3D survival game. You are playing the role of a castaway and your goal is to "simply" survive on the purportedly lonely island at whose sandy beach you have been washed up by the sweep of fate. The first...

    Free Windows Linux

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    Besiege

    Besiege is a physics based building game in which you construct medieval siege engines and lay waste to immense fortresses and peaceful hamlets.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Steam

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    Roblox

    ROBLOX is an online virtual playground and workshop - where kids of all ages can safely interact, create, have fun, and learn. Each player has their own avatar they can customize with colors, clothes, hats and gear. They can then...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Windows Phone iPad ... Kindle Fire

    • You have to pay for everything, and you cant mod and you cant run a server like you do in Minecraft. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It is way more fun and the graphics are great Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Freeminer

    Freeminer is a Minecraft-inspired sandbox game. Freeminer is based on Minetest which is developed by a number of contributors from all over the globe. Unlike Minetest it aims to make the game fun while trading off some bits of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

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    Mythruna

    Mythruna is a game under construction combining extensive world building, crafting, and sandbox elements with just a touch of role-playing. When completed, Mythruna will be a unique gaming experience.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Blockland icon

    Blockland

    Blockland is a non-linear sandbox game with no set goals, giving players the freedom to design and construct elaborate structures. Styled as a tiny minifigure, players build inside of the virtual world using bricks reminiscent of toy...

    Commercial Mac Windows Steam

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    Cube World

    Cube World is a 3D action RPG currently in development for PC. It features a huge procedurally generated world made up of cubes! It may look like another Minecraft clone but this is more down to exploration. Find roads leading to a...

    Commercial Windows

    • Although their art style is similar, it stops shortly after that. Cube world is not as focused on building and mining as Minecraft and centered more around killing monsters and collecting items. Guest • Dec 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Block Story icon

    Block Story

    Block Story combines a mineable blocky world pioneered by Infiniminer and made popular by Minecraft with exciting and addictive role playing. Build anything you can imagine, fight monsters, become stronger, or explore a beautiful...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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  • TrueCraft icon

    TrueCraft

    A completely clean-room implementation of Minecraft beta 1.7.3 (circa September 2011). No decompiled code has been used in the development of this software.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    MineDroid

    MineDroid is a viewer / concept design for Minecraft that supports using your own 1.3 beta levels, temporarily building and destroying blocks, sensor steering, crouch jump, ghost mode / fly mode. more features to come, you can get the...

    Open Source Android

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  • Stonehearth icon

    Stonehearth

    Stonehearth is a game of exploration and survival in an epic fantasy setting. Build your town, care for your hearthlings, and defend against marauding invaders.

    Commercial Windows Linux Steam Amazon

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    Brutal Nature

    Brutal Nature is a multiplayer 3d survival PC game where everything in the game can be crafted and destroyed. Survive, crafting, building structures.

    Freemium Windows Steam

  • Unturned icon

    Unturned

    You become a survivor in the zombie infested ruins of society, and team up with your friends to remain among the living.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Steam

  • Sky Nations icon

    Sky Nations

    Sky Nations is a multiplayer sandbox game where players can join together to build air ships(cannons and all!) and do battle across a vast world procedural world full of relics and machines from an ancient world waiting to be...

    Commercial Windows

  • Infiniminer icon

    Infiniminer

    Infiniminer is a multiplayer block mining game with several different player classes to choose from. The object of the game is to collect loot while trying to keep the other team from accumulating loot.

    Free Windows

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    The Blockheads

    Night is falling and your blockhead is freezing. You haven't yet made shelter and your campfire has gone out. All you have is a spade, some wood and a few sticks. You have only minutes before exhaustion hits. Do you create...

    Free Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • Don't Starve icon

    Don't Starve

    Play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Steam

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    • Minecraft is about world building, creating, and surviving. Don't starve is only a survival game. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Both in Minecraft and Don't Starve you have to craft and survive. Venom88Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Eden - World Builder icon

    Eden - World Builder

    Eden brings the creative block building genre, pioneered by games like Minecraft, Infiniminer, and Blockland, to the iPhone and iPod Touch. Build your own personal Eden. Features: - Unique, beautifully generated worlds to...

    Commercial iPhone

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    Epic Inventor

    I have said a few times that Epic Inventor was inspired by Terraria. There are obvious similarities you can see right away in the various screenshots I’ve posted. Certainly our desire to create a game was inspired by it as well. We...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued In October 2013, development stopped the sourcecode is available on Github. In May 2016 developer is thinking about revisit the project
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    FreeCraft

    FreeCraft is a free block building adventure game. Build and craft to survive. You are only limited by your imagination. Features: - Completely free! - Gorgeous 3D graphics. This is the most beautiful 3D block building game ever...

    Free Android Android Tablet

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    DroidCraft

    DroidCraft is an Android survival / crafting game inspired by Minecraft -- dig, build and fight! Explore randomly generated fields, forests and caves. Mine resources and craft food, shelter and weapons to stay alive! The FULL...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

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    CraftWorld

    You wake up in an infinite block world. Explore diverse biomes, mine for precious materials, craft powerful tools, build villages, cities, monumental constructions and much more. Place torches to light up your creations and play with...

    Freemium Windows Phone

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  • Blockade 3D icon

    Blockade 3D

    Use guns, tanks, and even shovels to kill your enemy in different game-modes. Use your bricks to build shelters, walls, and stairways, or you can use your shovel or other tool to dig your way into enemy territory.

    Free Windows

  • Voxel Turf icon

    Voxel Turf

    Voxel Turf is a free-roaming voxel-based city building (and destroying) game, inspired by Minecraft, Simcity and the Grand Theft Auto series. The objective of this game for the player is to do whatever, and I mean whatever, they want....

    Commercial Windows Linux

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  • Pora Ora HQ icon

    Pora Ora HQ

    Desktop game world where kids can customise their home, explore worlds, collect and care for their Pora Pals, & play educational games.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Kidblock icon

    Kidblock

    Kidblock is: Building, exploring, world sharing, multiplayer, mobs, rocket launchers, lasers, TNT, swords, crafting, mining, farming, protecting, gameplay recording and much more! Create and explore a world of your own. Choose and...

    Freemium iPad

Minecraft Comments

Locked into Survival Mode? Meh.

Negative Comment by SiliconeValley
about Minecraft Sep 2016

You can go to Creative Mode by going to Open on LAN - Game mode: Creative - Allow cheats: ON if you like

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I dont know

Comment by JuniperBlooms
about Minecraft Jul 2016

I was just looking at websites and I found this XD

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It's okay

Positive Comment by impossible
about Minecraft and Cube World, 7 Days to Die Aug 2013

Its fun with friends and building is a bit fun but its mostly hype.

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Apple II era graphics

Comment by DiskCrasher
about Minecraft Aug 2013

OK, I've never played it but the graphics are a major turn-off.

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Wonderful

Positive Comment by Satuim
about Minecraft Jun 2013

Very fun building up in survival from the early days using wooden stuff right up to a power player who is taking on every challenge possible.

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old classic

Comment by Joseph864
about Minecraft Jun 2013

i love playing this game when i got nothing to do and im in front of the comp.

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It's rumored that iPhone and Android versions of Minecraft ...

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Minecraft Jun 2011

It's rumored that iPhone and Android versions of Minecraft are going to be released this year.

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/33130/

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