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

Minetest is available natively for Windows, Android, Linux, Mac OS X and Free / Open BSD, and is Free and Open Source Software, released under the LGPL 2.1 or later.

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Have a look at some screenshots, taken by the community.


  • Explore, dig and build in a voxel world, and craft stuff from raw materials to help you along the way.
  • Easy plugin based Modding API used to add blocks, tools and features to the game.
  • Multiplayer support for tens of players, via servers hosted by users.
  • Voxel based lighting with gameplay consequences (light caves and buildings with torches)
  • Almost infinite world and several beautiful map generators.
  • Runs natively on Windows, Linux, OS X and FreeBSD.
  • Supports multiple languages, translated by the community.


Minetest was started by Perttu “celeron55” Ahola in October 2010, and is now developed by a random bunch of lunatics.

Minetest is designed to be simple, stable and portable. It is lightweight enough to run on fairly old hardware. It currently runs playably on a laptop with Intel 945GM graphics. Although, as for the CPU, dualcore is recommended.

  • IRC Channels: #minetest, #minetest-dev (Freenode)
  • Core developers: Open Hub
  • Original author: Perttu Ahola, aka celeron55 @ FreeNode, IRCNet and @gmail.com