Alternatives to Minecraft for all platforms with any license

  • Minetest

    Minetest is a near-infinite-world block sandbox game and a game engine, inspired by InfiniMiner, Minecraft, and the like.

    • Free and open source, modding is simple, Very fun, setting up a server is easy and simple, doesn't need a setup, portable, everything happens within the game files. Guest • Jul 2019 • 7 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • You can easily mod and expand this and it is open-source. There's a lot of good mods, like Mesecons or WorldEdit and, as i mentioned before, the modding is much easier (because this is meant to be modded). A really good alternative to MC. Guest • May 2019 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar but better moddability and code performance. Thus in some respects better than Minecraft. Guest • Aug 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The MineClone 2 game/mod gives a gameplay very similar to Minecraft. tuxayoAug 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • like minecraft and more easy to use as i am a tech nub Guest • May 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It feels like minecraft but it's open source NickFreemanApr 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I have to recommend something to a fellow teacher and this is the one being used by other teachers in my district. Guest • Feb 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free and open source software with no ads. Easy setup and customizing your own world. Designed to work well even in low-end machine. Available in more than 20 languages. Constantly developed by community. Guest • Dec 2017 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has most of the features of Minecraft. What it doesn't have can be added to the game easily and quickly through mods and texture packs. Because it is also open source, it is constantly being made better by the community. Guest • Jul 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's a free and open source game with a great gameplay Guest • May 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Minetest is open source block game, driven by community. It is easy and fun to write mods for Minetest using Lua. Because of mods, each of the 200+ publicly available servers are unique. Guest • Jul 2017 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar visual-wise. Contains modding (via Lua), custom texture packs and multiplayer mode with many public servers. Does its job quite well on weak CPUs and integrated graphics. Guest • Dec 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • its got the same texture which is beatiful Guest • Jan 2018 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its the only one I'm able to run Guest • Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Hardware friendly/Works well on low-end machines gabethepiggyJul 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open source and easy to modify. Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... BSD

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  • Terraria

    Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. The world is your canvas and the ground itself is your paint. The very world...

    • It's easy to say they are similar in nature, but they are different games with different systems and gameplay. Guest • Apr 2019 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 2D alternative, allows modding, crafting system is a bit annoying. imh1kiko6 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • TOTALLY different games. Terraria is 2D minecraft is 3D Guest • Mar 2019 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It actually force you to think, not mindlessly poke buttons. BrendanHartFeb 2019 • 3 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • they are totally diferent games Guest • Oct 2016 • 13 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • You don't need to mod to have fun Guest • Feb 2017 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Terraria is a 2D version of Minecraft and it's still being played today Guest • Sep 2017 • 2 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • SurvivalCraft

    You are marooned on the shores of an infinite blocky world. Explore, mine resources, craft tools and weapons, hunt and make traps. Build a shelter to survive nights and...

    • SurvivalCraft has a unique feature where you can download and upload adventure maps with ease without needing to pay or use an external application. in general, it's pretty fun to play. However, minecraft is a bit more fun! Guest • Jul 2018 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • LEGO® Worlds

    In a galaxy of procedural worlds made entirely from LEGO bricks, will you... EXPLORE environments filled with adventure, then alter them? DISCOVER secrets and...

    • A great alternative which uses lego bricks instead of traditional blocks. Guest • Jan 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Terasology

    Terasology (started under the name Blockmania) is an open source project started by Benjamin “begla” Glatzel to research procedural terrain generation and efficient...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • The Blockheads

    Night is falling and your blockhead is freezing. You haven't yet made shelter and your campfire has gone out. All you have is a spade, some wood and a few...

    • Has the same voxel feel but with different features and a 2D side view, and it even has servers, sadly has no mods Guest • Nov 2018 Disagree   Agree

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  • Unturned

    You become a survivor in the zombie infested ruins of society, and team up with your friends to remain among the living.

    • With weapons and little bit hard. no more mod and no more server.Almost only single and last version have problem co-op. OKTAYMERCANApr 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • MineDroid

    MineDroid is a viewer / concept design for Minecraft that supports using your own 1.3 beta levels, temporarily building and destroying blocks, sensor steering, crouch...

    Free Open Source Android Minecraft

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  • MineClone 2

    MineClone 2 is a survival sandbox game. Survive, gather, hunt, build, explore, and do much more. This goal of this project is to create a free clone of Minecraft.

    • Experience very similar. Many Minecraft features are there. tuxayoAug 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Minetest

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  • TrueCraft

    A completely clean-room implementation of Minecraft beta 1.7.3 (circa September 2011). No decompiled code has been used in the development of this software.

    • Discontinued No longer can access to the github domain. Error 404 it says.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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Comment by Guest
about Minecraft · Jul 2019 · Report as spam



I dont know

Comment by JuniperBlooms
about Minecraft · Jul 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I was just looking at websites and I found this XD


Apple II era graphics

Comment by DiskCrasher
about Minecraft · Aug 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

OK, I've never played it but the graphics are a major turn-off.


Kind of the point, but the pictures here are actually outdated.

I added updated screenshots from latest version 1.7.2, released 2 weeks ago :)

Thanks! Looks much better than Classic!

Actually, I think I need a better graphics card for this -- The graphics are very non-optimized and extremely laggy. Minetest has much better fps, and is better in many other ways, too. Have you ever heard of Sonic Ether's Unbelievable Shaders? It makes Minecraft look very good. But even without it, it has many things the apple II didn't have, such as the fact that the graphics are 3d. The graphics even have smooth lighting! So, even though Minecraft is made of blocks, it actually has very modern, and laggy, graphics.

old classic

Comment by Joseph864
about Minecraft · Jun 2013 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

i love playing this game when i got nothing to do and im in front of the comp.


please put minecraft on this thingy

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Minecraft · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

It's rumored that iPhone and Android versions of Minecraft are going to be released this year.


Yep, they've finally released the Android version of Minecraft. Too bad it's only for the Xperia Play right now. Hopefully, somebody will make a .apk version of the app that can be sideloaded onto other phones.

Nice! I just got a Minecraft card code for FREE! :D