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From 10th of March, # will require a # account 😢

However, there are free alternatives which respect your privacy!

# is a # Minecraft-style game engine with lots of games & mods, including online multiplayer. It's on Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD, Android at https://www.minetest.net

You can follow at:

➡️ @Minetest (official account)

➡️ @nathansalapat (video tutorials)

➡️ @illunaminetest (world-building project)

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You can also host your own multiplayer MineTest server very easily through @yunohost or @freedomboxfndn

(or if you're technically skilled just use whatever hosting solution you prefer)
Yea...now whenever I sign into MC they make me link my github account of all things ​:gitsus:
I really like Minetest but I have friends that I've known for almost a decade on Minecraft servers I've been playing on quite literally the majority of my life.
@illunaminetest @Minetest @nathansalapat

The network effect is tough, I sympathise 😔

Guess this shows why open/federated stuff is so important, so that people don't get stuck somewhere if the owners do bad stuff...
It makes me wish OpenID had become more popular.
well, there's one tiny problem with minetest. there has already built around a huge community and economy around minecraft that it's hard to leave it behind. my bigger issue would be that i am kind of locked in to the xbox ecosystem which in turn is owned by microsoft who own minecraft. also minetest is not so fun alone, so if i don't have friends that play it and there's only one good server i have to call it quits on that.
Yeah, it's not easy 🙁

That's a general problem with closed source software like Minecraft, you're at the mercy of the company that makes it. Even if they start out ok, they can sell out to a terrible company later on.

At least with MineTest you know that kind of lock-in will never happen because it's free and open source.
Great, I added that info to a edublog that will reach thousands. 😉

A quick question. Are there seeds for worlds already out there in a central location, easy to find? And, what education centric Minetest servers are there?
I think there is an education project in the German language at @minetest4kids

I'm not sure about in the English language world though.

Maybe @Minetest or @illunaminetest could help answer about worlds?

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