Download this Free OpenSource Minecraft Clone – Minetest-c55

Jungle Dungeon - Minetest

It had to happen sometime, and in this case, you can now build your own server and tweak it how you like. While this is a Minecraft clone, it should be noted that the developer is looking for help to tweak it into more of a game then what Minecraft currently is.

Minetest-c55 is one of the first InfiniMiner/Minecraft (/whatever) inspired games (started October 2010), with a goal of taking the survival multiplayer gameplay to a slightly different direction.

(Originally written on in November 2010)

I know a lot of people here are thinking that I am cloning a game, meanly and effortlessly copying what others have done, possibly making some fancy cheap technical improvements or something.

You could say all the first person shooters today are clones of Quake. They all look the same and mostly you can do the same things in them. Still everybody thinks they are different games and not clones. Why is it so?

The thing is, solely the game engine has considerably differing strengths compared to Minecraft's, which will probably lead to different gameplay. You know - a different game, that is.

This game isn't intended to be technically better, and I am doing it because I think this game type has potential for more good games. Also, this is an unbeatable project for learning stuff. You know, making a thing like this is painfully difficult - guess why there aren't too many proper "clones" out there? [Editor's note: This has been changing lately - but was the case even half a year after the inital release.]


  • Survival mode with inventory and crafting. This mode is being currently developed.
  • Creative mode with infinite blocks at your disposal. This is a by-product of making the actual game and not the actual focus of development.
  • Multiplayer support for N players
    (Our humble servers cope fairly well with 10, at least.)
  • Awesome dynamic lighting (quite similar to Minecraft)
    (This is done with no shaders or such.)
  • Almost infinite world (limited to +-31000 blocks in all directions at the moment)
    (Minecraft Alpha has a height restriction of 128 blocks)
  • Infinite map generator
    (Does quite good maps already.)
  • Runs natively on Windows, Linux and OS X
    (C++ and Irrlicht. No Java.)



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