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This is not an official version history or changelog. For the official list, please visit the Mojang website. For versions prior to Beta 1.8, please check Notch's blog, the Word of Notch.

Minecraft has been under consistent development from May 10, 2009 up until the present day.

Release

The release stage of Minecraft's development started on November 18, 2011 and has continued until the present day. At this point of development, the game was considered "complete", both having an "ending" and being ready for ratings and reviews. The game's price also increased from what it was in Beta, but users who previously bought the game were not charged extra.

1.8

Version Release date
1.8.8 July 28, 2015
1.8.7 June 5, 2015
1.8.6 May 25, 2015
1.8.5 May 22, 2015
1.8.4 April 17, 2015
1.8.3 February 20, 2015
1.8.2 February 19, 2015
1.8.1 November 24, 2014
1.8 (Bountiful Update) September 2, 2014

1.7

Version Release date
1.7.10 June 26, 2014
1.7.9 April 14, 2014
1.7.8 April 11, 2014
1.7.7 April 9, 2014
1.7.6 April 9, 2014
1.7.5 February 26, 2014
1.7.4 December 10, 2013
1.7.2 (The Update that Changed the World) October 25, 2013

1.6

Version Release date
1.6.4 September 19, 2013
1.6.2 July 8, 2013
1.6.1 (Horse Update) July 1, 2013

1.5

Version Release date
1.5.2 May 2, 2013
1.5.1 March 21, 2013
1.5 (Redstone Update) March 13, 2013

1.4

Version Release date
1.4.7 January 9, 2013
1.4.6 December 20, 2012
1.4.5 November 20, 2012
1.4.4 November 14, 2012
1.4.2 (Pretty Scary Update) October 25, 2012

1.3

Version Release date
1.3.2 August 16, 2012
1.3.1 August 1, 2012

1.2

Version Release date
1.2.5 April 4, 2012
1.2.4 March 22, 2012
1.2.3 March 2, 2012
1.2.2 March 1, 2012
1.2.1 March 1, 2012

1.1

Version Release date
1.1 January 12, 2012

1.0

Version Release date
1.0.1 (Server only) November 24, 2011
1.0.0 November 18, 2011

Beta

The Beta development phase started on December 20, 2010 and ended on November 18, 2011. The main goals of this development stage were a larger focus on polishing gameplay, additional content, and stability.[1] The game's price also increased from what it was in Alpha, but users who previously bought the game were not charged extra.

Beta 1.8

Version Release date
Beta 1.8.1 September 19, 2011
Beta 1.8 (Adventure Update) September 15, 2011

Beta 1.7

Version Release date
Beta 1.7.3 July 8, 2011
Beta 1.7.2 July 1, 2011
Beta 1.7.1 June 30, 2011
Beta 1.7 June 30, 2011

Beta 1.6

Version Release date
Beta 1.6.6 May 31, 2011
Beta 1.6.5 May 28, 2011
Beta 1.6.4 May 26, 2011
Beta 1.6.3 May 26, 2011
Beta 1.6.2 May 26, 2011
Beta 1.6.1 May 26, 2011
Beta 1.6 May 26, 2011

Beta 1.5

Version Release date
Beta 1.5_01 April 20, 2011
Beta 1.5 April 19, 2011

Beta 1.4

Version Release date
Beta 1.4_01 April 5, 2011
Beta 1.4 March 31, 2011

Beta 1.3

Version Release date
Beta 1.3_01 February 23, 2011
Beta 1.3 February 22, 2011

Beta 1.2

Version Release date
Beta 1.2_02 January 21, 2011
Beta 1.2_01 January 14, 2011
Beta 1.2 January 13, 2011

Beta 1.1

Version Release date
Beta 1.1_02 December 22, 2010
Beta 1.1_01 December 22, 2010
Beta 1.1 December 22, 2010

Beta 1.0

Version Release date
Beta 1.0_02 December 21, 2010
Beta 1.0_01 December 20, 2010
Beta 1.0 December 20, 2010

Alpha

The Alpha development phase started on June 29, 2010 and ended on December 20th, 2010. This version also limited the gamemode to survival, but saw a re-release of multiplayer. At this time, Notch began developing the game full time, causing much more frequent updates. These were also the first versions which had to be purchased, though the price increased in later stages.

Alpha 1.2

Version Release date
Alpha 1.2.6 December 3, 2010
Alpha 1.2.5 December 1, 2010
Alpha 1.2.4_01 November 30, 2010
Alpha 1.2.4 November 30, 2010
Alpha 1.2.3_04 November 26, 2010
Alpha 1.2.3_02 November 25, 2010
Alpha 1.2.3_01 November 24, 2010
Alpha 1.2.3 November 24, 2010
Alpha 1.2.2 November 10, 2010
Alpha 1.2.1_01 November 5, 2010
Alpha 1.2.1 November 5, 2010
Alpha 1.2.0_02 October 31, 2010
Alpha 1.2.0_01 October 31, 2010
Alpha 1.2.0 October 30, 2010

Alpha 1.1

Version Release date
Alpha 1.1.2_01 September 23, 2010
Alpha 1.1.2 September 20, 2010
Alpha 1.1.1 (Seecret Saturday 1) September 18, 2010
Alpha 1.1.0 (Seecret Friday 9) September 10, 2010

Alpha 1.0

Version Release date
Alpha 1.0.17_04 August 23, 2010
Alpha 1.0.17_03 August 23, 2010
Alpha 1.0.17 (Seecret Friday 8) August 20, 2010
Alpha 1.0.16_02 August 13, 2010
Alpha 1.0.16_01 August 12, 2010
Alpha 1.0.16 August 12, 2010
Alpha 1.0.15 (First SMP version) August 4, 2010
Alpha 1.0.14_01 August 3, 2010
Alpha 1.0.14 (Seecret Friday 7) July 30, 2010
Alpha 1.0.13_02 July 29, 2010
Alpha 1.0.13_01 July 29, 2010
Alpha 1.0.13 July 28, 2010
Alpha 1.0.12 July 26, 2010
Alpha 1.0.11 (Seecret Friday 6) July 23, 2010
Alpha 1.0.10 July 22, 2010
Alpha 1.0.9 July 21, 2010
Alpha 1.0.8_01 July 20, 2010
Alpha 1.0.8 July 20, 2010
Alpha 1.0.7 July 19, 2010
Alpha 1.0.6_03 July 17, 2010
Alpha 1.0.6_01 July 17, 2010
Alpha 1.0.6 (Seecret Friday 5) July 16, 2010
Alpha 1.0.5_01 July 14, 2010
Alpha 1.0.5 July 13, 2010
Alpha 1.0.4 (Seecret Friday 4) July 9, 2010
Alpha 1.0.3 July 6, 2010
Alpha 1.0.2_01 July 6, 2010
Alpha 1.0.1_01 July 4, 2010
Alpha 1.0.1 (Seecret Friday 3) July 3, 2010
Alpha 1.0.0 June 30, 2010

Infdev

The Infdev development phase started on February 27, 2010 and ended on June 29, 2010. During this stage, Minecraft was only available in single-player survival mode and versions were unnumbered. At this point, Notch rewrote the game code to allow mostly "infinite" terrain.

Release date
June 27, 2010
June 25, 2010 (Seecret Friday 2)
June 25, 2010
June 24, 2010
June 18, 2010 (Seecret Friday 1)
June 17, 2010
June 16, 2010
June 15, 2010
June 11, 2010
June 8, 2010
June 7, 2010
April 20, 2010
April 15, 2010
April 14, 2010
April 13, 2010
March 27, 2010
March 25, 2010
March 20, 2010
March 16, 2010
March 13, 2010
February 27, 2010

Indev

The Indev development phase started on December 23, 2009 and ended on February 27, 2010. It was the successor to the previous survival test and continued expanding the survival aspects of the game, making it a lot more like the current gameplay. Versions in this stage were either unnumbered or used the same number.

Release date Version
February 23, 2010
February 19, 2010
February 18, 2010
February 14, 2010
February 12, 2010
February 9, 2010
February 6, 2010
February 5, 2010 0.31
February 4, 2010
February 2, 2010
February 1, 2010
January 31, 2010
January 30, 2010
January 29, 2010
January 28, 2010
January 26, 2010
January 25, 2010
January 24, 2010
January 22, 2010
January 13, 2010
January 11, 2010 (Second update)
January 11, 2010
January 9, 2010
January 7, 2010
January 6, 2010
January 5, 2010
December 25, 2009
December 23, 2009 (Second update)
December 23, 2009

Classic

Classic is the name given to any development or versions released before Indev. The development phase started on May 16, 2009 and ended on December 23, 2009. The original game mode was creative, but on September 1, 2009 develpment began for survival mode under the name Survival Test.

Survival Test

Version Release date
0.30_03 December 22, 2009
0.30_02 December 19, 2009
0.30_01 December 8, 2009
0.30 November 10, 2009
0.29_02 October 30, 2009
0.29_01 October 29, 2009
0.29 October 29, 2009
0.28_01 October 27, 2009
0.28 October 27, 2009
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST 12 October 25, 2009
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST 11 October 25, 2009
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST 10 October 24, 2009
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST 9 October 24, 2009
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST 8 October 23, 2009
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST 7 October 23, 2009
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST 6 October 23, 2009
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST 5 October 22, 2009
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST 4 October 22, 2009
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST 3 October 20, 2009
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST 2 September 3, 2009
0.24_SURVIVAL_TEST August 31, 2009
0.24_07 August 28, 2009
0.24_06 August 25, 2009
0.24_05 August 22, 2009
0.24_04 August 20, 2009
0.24_03 August 18, 2009
0.24_02 August 14, 2009
0.24_01 August 13, 2009
0.24 August 4, 2009

Multiplayer test

Version Release date
0.23 July 11, 2009
0.0.22a_05 June 30, 2009
0.0.22a June 30, 2009
0.0.21a_01 June 23, 2009
0.0.21a June 23, 2009
0.0.20a_02 June 20, 2009
0.0.20a June 20, 2009
0.0.19a_06 June 20, 2009
0.0.19a June 20, 2009
0.0.18a_02 June 14, 2009
0.0.18a_01 June 14, 2009
0.0.18a June 14, 2009
0.0.17a_02 June 10, 2009
0.0.17a June 10, 2009
0.0.16a_02 June 10, 2009
0.0.16a_01 June 10, 2009
0.0.16a June 8, 2009
0.0.15a_03 June 8, 2009
0.0.15a_02 June 3, 2009
0.0.15a_01 June 1, 2009

Prior updates

Version Release date
0.0.15a May 28, 2009
0.0.14a_02 May 28, 2009
0.0.14a_01 May 28, 2009
0.0.14a May 25, 2009
0.0.13a_04 May 22, 2009
0.0.13a_03 May 22, 2009
0.0.13a_02 May 22, 2009
0.0.13a May 21, 2009
0.0.12a_03 May 20, 2009
0.0.12a_02 May 20, 2009
0.0.12a_01 May 20, 2009
0.0.12a May 20, 2009
0.0.11a May 17, 2009
0.0.19a May 16, 2009

Pre-classic

Pre-classic is the development phase started on May 10, 2009 and ended on May 16, 2009. It featured consistent progress updates, but was never publicly released.

Version Release date
Pre 0.0.9a (rd-161348) May 16, 2009
Pre 0.0.9a (rd-160052) May 15, 2009
Pre 0.0.9a May 14, 2009
Pre 0.0.9a (rd-132328) May 13, 2009
Pre 0.0.9a (rd-132211) May 13, 2009
Pre 0.0.0 May 10, 2009

References