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Version history and upcoming features
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.

A (?) denotes version's info here is guess-work, possibly incorrect.

The Classic development phase started on May 16, 2009 and ended on December 23rd, 2009. It was the first public stage in the development of Minecraft and was followed by Indev.

Survival Mode Test[edit]

Version Title/Number Date of Addition Additions Summary
0.30_03 December 22, 2009
  • Dynamic lighting test
  • Added Giants
0.30_02 December 19, 2009
  • Player shadow test
  • Rana first seen
  • Wall hack protection
0.30_01 December 8, 2009
  • MD3 player model test
0.30 November 10, 2009
  • Sheep in public survival mode
  • Hitting an active TNT block defuses it and lets you pick it up
  • No more online saving for free accounts
0.29_02 October 30, 2009
  • Fixed bug that caused most people in servers to disconnect
0.29_01 October 29, 2009
  • Rain toggle in Creative Multiplayer
  • No more arrows in single player
  • Fixed bug where bedrock was impossible to destroy
  • Tree growing switch in server properties
  • Opping/deopping a player makes changes instantaneous instead of having to relog
  • You can build through players
  • Names don't appear over players unless mouse is on them
  • Names no longer hidden in terrain
0.29 October 29, 2009
  • TNT doesn't work in Creative
  • Can pick up a hit TNT block by clicking it
0.28_01 October 27, 2009
  • Bug fixed where players could "kill" each other as if they were mobs
0.28 October 27, 2009
  • Creative mode update
  • Left click removes block
  • Right click adds block
  • Players push each other when standing next to one another
  • All new block types added
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST 12 October 25, 2009
  • Sheep drop white cloth instead of red, eat grass, and drop mushrooms when killed
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST 11 October 25, 2009
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST 10 October 24, 2009
  • Spider released to the public
  • Mining rock drops Cobblestone
  • Mining ore gives the block corresponding with it
  • Instead of the ore block, mining coal gives half blocks
  • F5 toggles rain
  • Switch from frame rate limiting
  • Player starts with 10 TNT blocks
0.26 SURVIVAL TEST 9 October 24, 2009
0.26 SURVIVAL TEST 8 October 23, 2009
  • Spider test
  • Mushrooms only spawn underground
0.26 SURVIVAL TEST 7 October 23, 2009
  • Half block nearly finished
0.26 SURVIVAL TEST 6 October 23, 2009
  • Inventory screen test
0.26 SURVIVAL TEST 5 October 22, 2009
  • Thinner rain
0.26 SURVIVAL TEST 4 October 22, 2009
  • Half-sized dirt block test
  • Rain
0.26 SURVIVAL TEST 3 October 20, 2009
  • Creeper explosions no longer destroy stone or stone-like blocks
  • Explosions leave smoldering
0.25 SURVIVAL TEST 2 September 3, 2009
  • Mobs "more dangerous"
  • Pigs drop mushrooms
  • Arrows deal more damage
  • Limited amount of arrows
  • Skeletons fire arrows
  • Killing skeletons makes arrows drop
  • Able to save and load files
  • Mobs respawn over time
  • Lone mobs die over time
  • Monster fight each other (skeleton shoots something, they battle to the death)
0.24_SURVIVAL_TEST August 31, 2009
  • Faster rendering
  • Mobs and player jump back when taking damage
  • Creeper mobs
  • Mushrooms regain health
  • Arrows
  • Enemies fall over when killed
0.24_07 August 28, 2009
  • Players' arm appears when nothing selected
  • Blocks and arm swing when mouse pressed
  • Mobs take damage
  • Harsher falling damage
0.24_06 August 25, 2009
  • New level generator
  • More cliffs
  • Longer and narrower caves
  • Flowers and mushrooms
  • Spawned on map
  • Surface lava possible but unlikely
  • The deeper you go, the bigger the caves are
  • Viewport bobbing
  • Currently selected block shows up in view
  • Leaves drop saplings
  • Saplings grow into trees
  • Mobs spawn in groups
  • Mobs and player can push each other around
  • Breaking log drops 3-5 wood blocks
  • Can hold breath underwater up to 15 seconds
  • Lava damage
0.24_05 August 22, 2009
0.24_04 August 20, 2009
  • Droppable signs with preset text
  • Health bar blinks when damage received
  • Invulnerable for a few seconds after being hit
  • Low health makes bar shake
0.24_03 August 18, 2009
  • Health bar
  • Fall damage
0.24_02 August 14, 2009
  • Zombie & Skeleton mob (No collision, No attack)
  • Each with random armor
  • Mouse button held down to break blocks (cracks cover the surface until it busts)
  • Gathering resources has an animation of block bobbing up
0.24_01 August 13, 2009
  • 3D anaglyph mode test
  • Mob armor test
0.24 August 4, 2009
  • Resource management
  • Start with nothing
  • Breaking blocks allows you to pick them up and place them, thus adding and removing from inventory

Post Multiplayer Creative Mode Release[edit]

Version Title/Number Date of Addition Additions Summary
0.23 July 11, 2009
  • General
    • Options page
    • Custom keymappings
  • Changes
    • Multiplayer
      • Clicking a players' name under the Tab menu pastes their nick into chat
    • Texture
      • New button graphics
0.0.22a_05 June 30, 2009
  • Unknown
0.0.22a June 30, 2009
  • General
    • Ogg vorbis multiple sounds for blocks
0.0.21a_01 June 23, 2009
  • Fixes
    • Hang bug fixed
0.0.21a June 23, 2009
  • Extra
    • "Hang bug" cause determined
0.0.20a_02 June 20, 2009
  • General
    • Better FPS
  • Fixes
    • Players able to break Bedrock bug fixed
0.0.20a June 20, 2009
0.0.19a_06 June 20, 2009
  • Changes
    • Blocks
      • Sponges don't decay
    • Textures
      • New Glass texture
0.0.19a June 20, 2009
0.0.18a_02 June 14, 2009
0.0.18a_01 June 14, 2009
  • New Chat Characters
    • |
    • @
    • $
  • Fixes
    • Unstable FPS problem fixed
    • Made font differentiate "l" and "I"
    • Made "{" render correctly
0.0.18a June 14, 2009
  • Additions
    • Custom skins released
0.0.17a_02 June 10, 2009
  • Tests
    • Custom player skin test
0.0.17a June 10, 2009
  • Additions
    • Multiplayer
      • /setspawn command
      • Chatlog when typing
      • List logged in players when Tab ↹ is pressed
  • Fixes
    • /banip command fixed
    • Server flood exploit prevention
  • ?
    • No level generation or loading
0.0.16a_02 June 10, 2009
  • Unknown
0.0.16a_01 June 10, 2009
  • Changes
    • Multiplayer
      • /broadcast command changed to /say
0.0.16a June 8, 2009
  • New
    • Multiplayer released
0.0.15a_03 June 8, 2009
  • Changes
    • Multiplayer
      • Admin commands
      • Reduced bandwidth usage
      • Other minor bug fixes
0.0.15a_02 June 3, 2009
  • Changes
    • Multiplayer
      • Players' name shows above their head
      • Chat added
0.0.15a_01 June 1, 2009
  • Tests
    • Multiplayer test

Prior updates[edit]

Version Title/Number Date of Addition Additions Summary
0.0.15a May 28, 2009
  • Changes
    • Texture
      • Leaves have new texture
      • New gravel texture
    • Structures
      • Trees have new shape
  • Removals
    • Removed the possibility to spawn mobs (?) (believed to be the removal of "press G to spawn human" feature)
0.0.14a_02 May 28, 2009
  • General
    • Spawn point saving and reloading
0.0.14a_01 May 28, 2009
  • General
    • Controller support
    • Scroll-wheel block picking support
    • Mobs saved in level data
    • Clouds
  • New Blocks
  • New Structures
  • Changes
    • Textures
      • New texture for Wooden Planks and Cobblestone
    • Water
      • Faster water flowing
0.0.14a May 25, 2009
  • Tests
    • Random offset test[1]
0.0.13a_04 May 22, 2009
  • Changes
    • Texture
      • Changed Grass Block Texture back to original
0.0.13a_03 May 22, 2009
  • Changes
    • Texture
      • Changed Grass Block Texture (Grass overlay slightly higher)
0.0.13a_02 May 22, 2009
  • General
    • Level saving added for players with accounts.
0.0.13a May 21, 2009
  • General
    • Huge level test
  • Changes
    • Texture
      • Sapling texture changed back to the original
      • Water is now see-through
0.0.12a_03 May 20, 2009
  • Fixes
    • Fixed bug where players had trouble selecting blocks
0.0.12a_02 May 20, 2009
  • Quote
    • "Game runs smoother than ever"
0.0.12a_01 May 20, 2009
  • Quote
    • "Resetting mobs on level restart. There's no way of killing the mobs now."
0.0.12a May 20, 2009
  • General
    • New level generator
    • Fog distance option
    • Hitting N creates a new level without starting over
    • Ocean around map
  • New Blocks
0.0.11a May 17, 2009
  • General
    • First single player creative mode release
    • Stability increase
    • Right click switches between placing and removing blocks
  • Changes
0.0.9a May 16, 2009
  • Extra
    • First officially numbered version

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