Minecraft’s 10 Year Celebration Means You Can Play The 2009 Version For Free

The one and only Minecraft is celebrating its 10th birthday, and Mojang’s gone all out to make the occasion something really special for its millions (and millions) of players.

Alongside a huge and free new update (the largest the game’s ever gotten), Mojang has also blessed us with the gift of nostalgia – by offering up the 2009 version of Minecraft, playable for free in your web browser.

It’s the BEST birthday gift, ever!

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Now, the big thing with Minecraft Classic is that it hasn’t really aged all that well…

If you decide to give it a play, you’ll see just how basic the 2009 version was. Also, there’s just 32 blocks to choose from, which means you’ll have to be extra creative if you’re building.

But, this is nostalgia at its finest, and did we mention that it’s free to play?!

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You can join in the retro fun over on Twitter using the hashtag #MinecraftMemories.

Check out some of the trips down Minecraft memory lane below.


Play Classic Minecraft right here!

In other birthday news, Mojang has launched its highly-anticipated Village and Pillage update, bringing with it a huge overhaul to really breathe new life into the decade-old game.

The update has revamped how in-game villages work, introduces a new raid system, and – of course – there’s new blocks to play with.

Sharing the details on its website, Mojang writes: “Apparently, it takes a village to raise a child. Frankly, if we’d known how much work putting together the biggest Minecraft update yet was going to be, we’d have probably taken the easy option and tried to raise that child instead.

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“But it was all worth it for this, Village & Pillage Update release day! I can almost hear the Pillagers firing their crossbows into the air in celebration! Or are they firing them towards me…”

There are HUNDREDS of tweaks, changes and additions that have been addressed by Mojang. Check out the full list in detail right here.

Are you celebrating Minecraft’s 10th birthday?

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