Minecraft – Pocket Edition, the mobile version of the hit online block-building platform of the same name, is updating this week with some small changes to its gameplay.
First hitting the iTunes App Store back in November 2011, Minecraft – Pocket Edition was originally designed to allow those who frequently play the desktop version of Minecraft to be able to take their own created world with them, wherever they happen to go.
Pocket Edition includes randomly generated worlds, multiplayer over a local Wi-Fi network, and Survival and Creative modes. You can craft and create with your friends anywhere in the world so long as you have hands spare and battery to burn. Our most recent update added the iconic Creepers. They’re big, green, mean and explody.
In this version, “Creepers” can ignite elements within the game by using either a piece of flint, or a piece of steel — and the game’s ability to connect to external servers has also been enhanced, to make this process easier and more intuitive.
This update also arrives with a lot of bug fixes.
The latest revision to the pocket Minecraft experience follows the release of version 0.7.2, in July. The update added full support for a “Unicode” keyboard, alongside a “chat” feature which now allows players to chat to each other whilst in-game.