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June 11, 2015

Like Minecraft? Play these games, too!

A major update has hit “Minecraft: Pocket Edition”, packing the sandbox construction game with even more features. And if you’re lovin’ Minecraft, we’ve shortlisted even more games we think you’ll enjoy.

But let’s first take a look at what’s new in “Minecraft: Pocket Edition”.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition” ($6.99) is the game you never have to leave. Endlessly playable, it allows you to build to your heart’s content in a sandbox-like environment.

We love it so much that we even created a beginner’s guide to “Minecraft: Pocket Edition” following its launch on Windows Phone last December.

And now, “Minecraft: Pocket Edition” has received a huge new update that adds a ton of features to the already feature-rich game. If you haven’t loaded it up on your Lumia in a while, here’s what to expect:

Skins, skins, and more skins!


Give your “Minecraft” character a makeover with a new skin that changes its appearance. Skins are purely cosmetic and don’t give you any special abilities.

Some skins are available for free in the game and bundles of professionally made skins are also available for 99 cents each. You can also download others from “Minecraft” skin sites on the Internet such as Planet Minecraft and

If you’re the creative type, you can make your own using the free MC Skin Editor app.

New creatures!

Squids, cave spiders, bats, baby zombies, spider jockeys, weird chicken jockeys, and edible clownfish have joined the party.



Now you can fish for fishies. Boats in the game also have space for two so you can take your pet (or another player) with you.

Other cool stuff!

Multiple language support, a new World Edit screen, and lots of bug fixes have been added.

If you haven’t tried “Minecraft: Pocket Edition” yet, don’t get left behind. Download it here.

So now you may be asking yourself: What else can I play on my Lumia to complement my “Minecraft” experience?

Great question! Here are some games that capture the look or feel of everyone’s favorite blocky builder:

The Last Warlock ($4.99)


“The Last Warlock” is a turn-based strategy and role-playing game in which you journey through magical lands on a quest to discover the secret of the last warlock.

Although the gameplay is very different, “The Last Warlock” has a pixelated visual aesthetic close to that of “Minecraft.” And, of course, it has zombies.

Terraria ($4.99)


If “Minecraft” was a side-scrolling platform game, then it might just be called “Terraria.”

Adventure to the ends of the earth and battle villainous bosses along the way as you craft and build almost anything you can imagine to win. Play with up to three friends in multiplayer mode or duel in player-versus-player combat.

Minicraft (free)


At first glance, you might think “Minicraft” is a blatant rip off of “Minecraft”—except that Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of “Minecraft,” made it.

“Minicraft” was built in 48 hours as part of the 22nd Ludum Dare competition, a theme-based, accelerated game development event in which developers spend a weekend creating a new game.

Crossy Road (free)


Get to the other side of the road in this endless runner game that looks like “Frogger” if it had been built using the sandbox tools of “Minecraft.”

Its blocky visuals are only part of the charm, though. Hopping past obstacles is pretty addictive! Lots of people agree: “Crossy Road” is a smash hit with more than 50 million players worldwide.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve built inside “Minecraft: Pocket Edition?” Tell us about it in the comments below.