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Minecraft Pocket Edition Gets An Update, Now At v0.6

Mojang announced last week that they had submitted an update to Minecraft Pocket Edition to Android for review. Today, that version is now live at Google Play which you can now download. Version 0.6 brings in tons of new features which promise to make the game more exciting for mobile users. Some of the things to look out for in this new version are new blocks, baby animals, a better sky and signs.

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The full feature list is as follows

  • Signs
  • Armor
  • Baby animals
  • Fancy clouds
  • Improved D-pad
  • Stonecutter for crafting stone blocks
  • Sheep can be colored with dyes
  • New block types: Netherrack, Nether Brick, Block of Quartz with 2 variants (pillar and chiseled), mossy/cracked Smooth Stone Brick variants (creative only), chiseled/smooth Sandstone variants
  • New stairs: Nether Brick, Sandstone, Smooth Stone Brick, Quartz
  • New slabs: Sandstone
  • New item: Nether Brick (smelted from netherrack and crafted into nether brick tile)
  • Upside-down stairs, corner stairs
  • Slabs can be placed in up position (needs testing on small screens)
  • Sand and Gravel are affected by gravity

A couple of game tweaks were also added which include

  • Recipes for crafting slabs give 6 slabs instead of 3 (as in PC version)
  • Nether Reactor spawns Netherrack blocks instead of Obsidian
  • The fog and sky color have changed
  • The Nether Reactor now spawns more items
  • Cows drop Leather

The bug fixes are as follows

  • Melons had several bugs where they would spawn too fast and where they shouldn’t

The updated version requires that you have a device running on at least Android 2.3. Previously this game supported devices running on Android 2.1 which is not the case now. Those still running on these lower versions of Android will still be able to enjoy playing the older versions of Minecraft.

Minecraft is a sandbox style building game that was first available for the PC in 2009. Its addictive game style that requires creativity, resource management and combat have made it quite popular and has made it available for other platforms as well.

via Google Play