Menu screen

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The menu screen comprises all of the buttons and text for both the main menu and the pause menu. It is the interface that allows players to change options such as the game language and resource pack active, as well as create a new world or join a multiplayer server. Upon the opening of the game's menu, the game's logo will appear with a splash caption beneath it. The game's menu can be accessed anytime in-game by pausing the game, with the Esc by default.

By default, there are 6 buttons in the title screen menu: Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Minecraft Realms, Options, Quit Game and Language. In the background, there is a constantly moving, blurred image of a Minecraft world with distinguishable features. The map shown can be edited with the use of a resource pack.

Main Menu Buttons[edit]

NOTE: A more in-depth tutorial is currently being made, and can be accessed here.

PC Minecraft[edit]

Option Description
Singleplayer Choose a world to play, or make one.
Multiplayer Opens the multiplayer join screen.
Minecraft Realms Opens the main Minecraft Realms menu.
LanguageButton.png Allows you to set the game language.
Options Opens the main Options menu.
Quit Game Closes the game.

Pocket Edition[edit]

PE Title Screen.png
Option Description
Play Choose a world to play, or make one.
Pocket Edition Options.jpg Opens Options menu


MainMenu Minceraft.png

There is a one in 10,000 chance that the title screen will display "Minceraft" instead of "Minecraft".

Notch made it as a small secret, and enjoyed that he was the only one who knew of its existence. After stating a secret was in Minecraft undiscovered, the internet went wild, trying to find it. Soon after, Notch wrote an article called, "A Post-Mortem of Minceraft".

In crash logs, a reference to Minceraft may appear as a joke, stating, "You should try our sister game, Minceraft!".


January 31, 2010 The menu screen was added. It originally displayed a dirt background.
Added animation of the logo. The animation was cobblestone zooming out in order to form the word "Minecraft".
1.0 Removed the "Play tutorial level" button.
1.4 Minecraft logo now is Title screen logo.png instead of Oldmclogo.gif
The logo animation was removed as such.
1.8 Completely revamped the title screen adding an animated background, a version tag in the bottom left corner and new options in the option menu.
Official release
1.0.0 Minceraft easter egg added.
1.1 Added language select button.
1.4.2 12w37a Added "Re-Create" option to the World selection menu.
1.5 13w03a The "Texture Packs" button has been moved to the "Options..." screen.
13w09a The "Minecraft Realms" button is moved to the main screen, taking the spot of the "Texture Packs" button.
1.7.2 November 15, 2013 Added menu music.