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Minecraft for Android to release on September 29

It's a sandbox style construction game with 8-bit graphics treatment and virtual D-pad for directional control.

Mojang, the publishers of the upcoming game Minecraft, has confirmed that the game will be released on Google Android platform on September 29. Minecraft is a construction centric game written in Java. Focused on creativity and building, the Minecraft has a sandbox style nature which means that there are no limits to the maps. Mojang will eventually release the game for iOS platform as well.

Minecraft is about testing your creativity to build things without any limitations. Featuring the 8-bit style graphics treatment, the game was expected to be released exclusively for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play running Android OS.

Mojang developer Daniel Kaplan shared the video of Minecraft &#151 Pocket Edition that shows new touch controls for the Android devices. The game gets a new virtual Directional-pad on the left side of the screen to handle movement. The characters in the game carry smarter Artificial Intelligence which enables them to jump by themselves on approaching a ledge or climbing hills.

For mining the building blocks, players need to hold the screen and simply tap the screen again to drop the building blocks.

Unlike the social game CityVille, the Minecraft has dynamism and style of its own. It becomes super addictive over a period of time especially when you start building stuff in your map.

There are no details on the pricing but all Android smartphone owners need to check the Android Market after two days to get the Minecraft game.

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