Following the official launch of Minecraft: Pocket Edition at the end of November, (which, despite its name, doesn’t yet offer much in the way of the experience offered in the desktop variety of the game due to it still being in its “Alpha” development stages) – today arrives another offering, dubbed Minebuilder, this time by indie developers Bram Buurlage, Nathan vd. Meer and Alex Terziev.
Featuring the ability to place and remove blocks, as well as use various different crafting techniques to mold the world around you, Minebuilder features some of the more popular features of the desktop version of Minecraft, including monsters, different texture packs and even comes with full multiplayer support right from the get-go.
While it is unclear at this point as to whether Mojang is entirely happy with Minebuilder existing alongside the game’s official App Store offering, it’s fair to say that Minebuilder does – at this point – appear to offer a lot more features than its official counterpart.
If you’re looking to check out Minebuilder for yourself, the Minecraft clone will set you back just $1.99 and carries with it full, universal support for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Of course, if you want to ensure peace of mind regarding support and continual updates, we personally recommend you stick with Notch’s Minecraft: Pocket Edition.