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    Open Source Minecraft Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Minecraft is Minetest. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Minecraft and 19 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Minecraft are Terasology (Free, Open Source), Voxelands (Free, Open Source), Veloren (Free, Open Source) and MineClone 2 (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 7, 2021

    1. Minetest is a near-infinite-world block sandbox game and a game engine, inspired by InfiniMiner, Minecraft, and the like.
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      Almost everyone thinks Minetest is a great alternative to Minecraft.
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      While the vanilla game is pretty lackluster, with modding, the game can be just as engaging as Minecraft.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      Free and open source, modding is simple, Very fun, setting up a server is easy and simple, doesn't need a setup, portable, everything happens within the game files.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      cocofifix Great performance and very easy to use in a local network.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      It is a better clone than the others. It is kinda bad, but it has enough blocks to be kinda good. The shading looks meh
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      MInetest is very very good game.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      actively developed and by far the most popular open-source minecraft alternative.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      Very similar but better moddability and code performance. Thus in some respects better than Minecraft.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    2. 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.
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      Most users think Terasology is a great alternative to Minecraft.
      It has the BEST graphics EVER
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      I want to play terasology and i think it is the best alternative
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago


    3. The Fun-Focused Free Software Voxel World Game. Voxelands is a sandbox construction game based on Minetest.


      Official website no longer exists and last commit is from a March 2018. See

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      Most users think Voxelands is a great alternative to Minecraft.
    4. Veloren is a multiplayer voxel RPG written in Rust. It is inspired by games such as Cube World, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dwarf Fortress and Minecraft.
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    5. MineClone 2 is a survival sandbox game. Survive, gather, hunt, build, explore, and do much more. This goal of this project is to create a free clone of Minecraft.
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      tuxayo Experience very similar. Many Minecraft features are there.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago


    6. 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 source and help out too
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      Most users think MineDroid is a great alternative to Minecraft.
    7. ClassiCube is a voxel-based sandbox game inspired by Minecraft Classic - Singleplayer Explore a randomly generated landscape, build all sorts of neat creations, and more.
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      It has fun servers, and I found it when I was searching for a similar game for Chromebook.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Free "Creative Mode" (though outdated).
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

    8. Tired of the roblox tyranny and greed? The Novetus community game is the solution! Novetus was made to improve on RBXLegacy, with the addition of new features that enhance the launcher for mod development, player customization, and overall usability.
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      A basic game for Minetest developed by the Minetest team, often referred to as "Vanilla Minetest". It includes mods for basic tools, nodes, & an API for player visuals.
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    9. Manic Digger is an open-source implementation of block-building games, like the famous game Minecraft.
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