Sweden-based developer Mojang is working on a custom version of its hit Minecraft game for the $25 - $35 Raspberry Pi micro-computer. The new game is called Minecraft: Pi Edition and was officially filed this weekend at Minecon fan event in Paris, France. According to the official FAQ on the Raspberry Pi web site, the game came into being after the company sent "a bunch of boards out to Notch and the guys at Mojang in Stockholm a little while back."
The game is reportedly a re-work of Minecraft Pocket Edition made to work on the very modular computing device. The port will have a "revised feature set and support for several programming languages" which should allow Minecraft fans to code inside the game.
"The possibilities are massive," said Mojang's chief officer Owen Hill over the weekend. "You could organize the cheapest LAN party of all time, or use the Pi to learn the fundamentals of programming on a minuscule budget. It's like hacking your way into Minecraft and modifying the game world with code, a bit like being Notch, Jeb, or Nathan, but arguably more fun and less stressful."
Minecraft: Pi Edition is tentatively set for a free release "very soon."