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Minicraft v1.0.2

ProgrammingJonathan Leahey
ArtJohn McDowell
MusicTom Quinn (T5)
InspirationMarkus Persson "Notch"


Minicraft was initially conceived as a demake of Minecraft for Game Jolt's Indie Game Demake Contest. Without Notch we would have never created this fun game! We overcame the difficulties of losing a dimension in various ways and we tried to stay true to Minecraft throughout. Enjoy our "8-bit" 2D version of the game!

What's Different

You can climb trees. Trees and planks make good ladders, almost as good as ladders themselves! This was neccessary so that you can get around the world in 2D.


w,a,s,dPlayer Movement
spaceJump / Climb / Swim
mouse 1Break Block
mouse 2Build Block
number keys
mouse wheel
Change Selection
iOpen Inventory
+Zoom In
-Zoom Out
mMute/Unmute Sound
escSave and Quit
qToss Selected Item
fView FPS

How To Play

Watch your blue and red selectors. They show where you will build or break blocks, respectively.

Crafting is very similar to Minecraft: put items into the crafting table to craft them. Right-click on the crafting table to open it and your inventory. The crafting templates are the same for the items we chose to put in. Collect better matierals (wood → stone → iron → diamond) to create better tools.

Sample Recipes

Here are a few recipes to try. Pickaxes are the only tools which can break stone. Axes break wood tiles faster, and shovels break dirt, sand, and leaves very quickly.

planks (x4)


crafting table


sticks (x4)


ladders (x4)


wooden pickaxe


Fun Things To Do

  • Collect Materials
  • Build a crafting table
  • Create tools
  • Go spelunking
  • Mine for minerals
  • Grow trees
  • Build a castle
  • Build an underwater cave
  • Build anything you can imagine!

Change Log

  • Version 1.0 (7/7/2010)
    • Initial Release
  • Version 1.0.1 (7/8/2010)
    • Exe launcher
    • Bug fixes (shovel template and inventory Updating)
  • Version 1.0.2 (7/9/2010)
    • Tool durability
    • Inventory Bug fix
    • Tools will no longer stack

Future Plans

  • Version 1.1 (we hope)
    • Day/Night ✓
    • Life ✓
    • Drowning ✓
    • Furnaces
    • Enemies
    • Chests
    • Infinite Levels
    • ...


Each included in the lib directory