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Pocket Edition v0.1.0 alpha

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v0.1.0 alpha

Pocket Edition

Release date

Xperia PLAY - August 16, 2011

Protocol version


The first Pocket Edition icon.

v0.1.0 alpha was the first publicly released version of Minecraft: Pocket Edition that was exclusively released for the Xperia PLAY gaming console.[1]

There was a planned 0.1.0 Alpha that would have been released on Android, but the release was held back. The version would have had Black Touch Controls and the menu would have looked the same as v0.1.1 alpha. All we have today.



  • Randomized worlds
  • Placing and destroying blocks
  • Ability to invite and play multiplayer on a world (wireless local area network)
  • Save multiplayer worlds for offline use with the "Copy World" button in the pause menu.
  • A file that is able to run on Android called minecraftpe.apk in the Minecraft Assets folder.
  • Options for high and low spec phones (Called Fancy Graphics and Lower Graphics Quality respectively)
  • Touch Screen controls and auto-jump (officially added in 0.1.1)

World generation[edit]

  • Used generator from Alpha v1.2.0 to Beta 1.7.3 .
    • It is likely that not all of the biomes present in these versions were present in Pocket Edition.
Generated structures
  • Trees
    • Oak
    • Birch
    • Spruce
  • Mineral Veins



The first Pocket Edition demo.

A demo for Alpha 0.1.0 was released exclusively to the Xperia Play on an unknown released date. A prototype version of the demo was also released accidentally to with the label "mcpe01_canada.apk".



  • Blocks in inventory are now 3D
  • Render distance is short so it looks foggy
  • Problem with the sounds of Walking, Walking and placing blocks


  • The game has a high chance of crashing if playing on Android 3.0 or higher.