Getting started

Are you a new user? Have a look at our Getting Started, FAQ, and Tutorials pages on our wiki.
Otherwise, feel free to look at the changelog.

You may also want to look at some games. Games provide basic game play for the engine to run using Lua scripts. Different games have different objectives, such as survival, building or Player vs Player. You can then add mods on top of a game in order to customize your experience further.


Works on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. May work on older versions, but not officially supported.

Stuck? See help on getting Minetest on Windows.

You can also get the latest development version of Minetest from builds made by community members. These builds are more recent than the officially released builds and contain new features (at the cost of stability).


Android 6 or later is recommended.

Get it on Google Play Get it on F-Droid

Alternatively, download the APK.

Note: We advise not to use unofficial builds commonly found on the Play Store. They may contain excessive advertisements or spyware, or be distributed under proprietary terms.



These may be out of date at times. If they are too out of date, consider building from source.


Package manager

On FreeBSD 9.1 and newer, you can use the official pre-built packages: pkg install minetest

Compile using ports

You can also compile Minetest and choose build options easily using the FreeBSD port dialogs.

cd /usr/ports/games/minetest
make install


macOS 10.14 or later is recommended.

Source code

Get the latest stable or development source code from GitHub.

See the README for details on how to compile Minetest from source.

Looking for older versions? Check out the list of releases on GitHub!