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Minecraft: Pocket Edition Finally Supports Crafting

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An update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition has added some features that were sorely missing in the mobile version of the popular PC game.

According to TouchArcade, Minecraft: Pocket Edition 0.3 finally gives mobile gamers the ability to craft items in the game. Players are now able to use the items they mine to make new items. This is a feature that’s so key to the game that it’s half of the game’s title. In the desktop version, gamers have to discover the items they can create by arranging items in a grid. Crafting in Pocket Edition is simpler, however.

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition Finally Supports Crafting

Once gamers enter the crafting menu in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, the game guides them towards creating new items. The mobile game will help players find out what items they can create, and tell them what they need to create other items. The feature takes away some of the discovery of the original game, but it makes it more accessible as a smartphone game.

The new update to Minecraft: Pocket Edition also adds damageable weapons, so players will need to continually craft new weapons before they break. Players can use those weapons on the new cows and pigs that are finally in the mobile game and come in addition to the standard trees and rocks.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition still has a long way to go to match all the features on the desktop version, but this is a big step. Porting any game from a desktop to a smartphone is difficult, especially with a game as complicated as Minecraft.

The new version of Minecraft: Pocket Edition is now available in the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.

Shawn is a tech junkie who spends most of his time reading and writing about it. You can follow him on Twitter, @shawn_i.

16 Comments

  1. Ben watford

    04/28/2012 at 8:53 pm

    when will we be able to make boxes for excess items 

  2. Bob

    04/29/2012 at 7:21 pm

    When will they add more items to craft?

  3. Crystal

    05/07/2012 at 8:14 pm

    Can you please make it so the chickens lay eggs and I want to make a saddle but there is nothing there can you pls add that too. And last thing it needs beds and more space because you can’t go far until you run out of space. I would really apreciate it if you can fix those things
    Thx:)

    • Mali

      05/15/2012 at 12:44 pm

      Yes I wish they can add the full cake recipe! There are cows, chickens, and a furnace soon. Right now i have glass-enclosed chickens in my house waiting for them to lay eggs (before i read your post).

    • wesley

      08/16/2012 at 4:22 am

      how do you get a 3×3 grid on ipod youch

    • Austin

      09/16/2012 at 4:19 am

      Thats dum can we pretty please have something better like the end or the nether portal and minecarts and rails and yeah a sattle could u at least put 1 or 2 things from this into a update in minecraft pocket edition

  4. Carlos perez

    05/10/2012 at 2:43 pm

    Please add more space and a furnace and especially creepers!!! I very much want to smelt please and I hope you all have luck in this app I like it please make it as much like the pc version as possible!!! :)

  5. Minecraft For Free Online

    05/19/2012 at 1:02 am

    This is some item in Minecraft

  6. Angel

    06/06/2012 at 6:55 pm

    Can u put more things like the portal to the NETHER or the END. Can u also put wolves, spiders and everything. Similar to the pc version. Thanks will appreciate that.

  7. J4min

    07/17/2012 at 4:00 am

    I would like to see lava and have the edges like the other versions where it is just continuouse water at the edge of the world

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  11. jazmine Corinthycina

    08/21/2012 at 3:48 am

    Try Horrid Seed

  12. ziggy

    08/31/2012 at 10:25 pm

    hy8oi7jkjioyu uiftg

  13. Chazz12

    10/06/2012 at 5:45 am

    I really want wolves in the next update xxx Also for the chickens to lay eggs and for farm animals to be attracted to wheat xx If you could put these things in that would be epic xx

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