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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's language and active resource pack, as well as create a new world or join a multiplayer server. When the main menu opens, the game's logo will appear with a splash caption beneath it. The game's menu can be accessed anytime by pausing the game with the Esc key by default.

There are six buttons in the title screen menu for the Java edition: Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Minecraft Realms, Options, Quit Game and Language. The animated background is of a Minecraft world with distinguishable features.

Main menu buttons[edit | edit source]

See also: Tutorials/Menu screen

Java Edition[edit | edit source]

Java Edition menu screen.
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 | edit source]

Pocket Edition menu screen
Windows 10 Edition menu screen
Option Description
Play Choose a world to play, or make one.
Achievements Opens Achievements menu[Windows 10 Edition only]
Settings Opens Settings menu
Store Enables you to buy resource packs and skin packs
PE Store Button.png Choose a skin
Sign In
Windows 10 Xbox Button.png
Unlocks features like Achievements, Friends and Realms[Windows 10 Edition only]
When already signed in, opens feedback.minecraft.net.

Console Edition[edit | edit source]

Option Description
Play Game Choose a world to play, or make one.
Mini Games Choose a Mini Game to play.
Leaderboard (Xbox / PlayStation editions only) View the leaderboards.
Achievements Opens the achievements list.
Help & Options Opens the main Options menu.
Minecraft Store (Xbox Marketplace / PlayStation Store / Nintendo eShop) You can buy add-ons to the game.
Exit game (Appears in Xbox 360 / Wii U editions) Exits to Xbox 360 dashboard / Wii U menu.

Minceraft[edit | edit source]

Minceraft in game, before the "Java Edition" subtitle was added.

There is a 0.01% chance that the title screen will display "Minceraft" instead of "Minecraft". Notch implemented this as an easter egg.

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!".

History[edit | edit source]

January 31, 2010 The menu screen was added. It originally displayed a dirt background.
At the time, the dirt background would slowly scroll, similarly to the later added credits, and the splash text pulsed slower.
? Scrolling of background is removed.
Splash text now pulses more quickly.
1.0 Added animation of the logo. The animation was cobblestone zooming out in order to form the word "Minecraft".
1.2.2 Removed the "Play tutorial level" button, replaced by "Mods and Texture Packs"
1.4 Minecraft logo changed from Oldmclogo.gif to Title screen logo.png.
The logo animation was removed as such.
1.8 pre1 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.
"Mods and Texture Packs" button changed to simply "Texture Packs"
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.
2013 Music Update Added menu music.
1.12 pre6 Added the ability to view the credits when clicking the copyright text.
1.12.2 pre1 Minecraft logo changed from Title screen logo.png to Java Edition.png.
New game logo with Minecraft Java Edition. The Java Edition subtitle is a separate texture.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Added the menu screen. It originally displayed a dirt background.
0.7.0 Completely revamped the title screen adding a new background, a version tag in the bottom left corner and new options in the option menu.
0.7.3 Background is now animated like PC.
Added the splash text to the main menu.
0.7.6 Removed the "Play on Realms" button from the main menu.
0.11.0 build 1 Added a language button to the main menu.
0.13.1 Moved the skins button to the main menu.
Options button is no longer a wrench icon.
0.14.0 build 1 Revamped menu screen.
0.16.0 Removed language button
Changed signed in icon to link to feedback.minecraft.net instead of the Minecraft page in the Xbox app.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Java Edition[edit | edit source]

Pocket Edition[edit | edit source]