Minetest is an infinite-world block sandbox game and a game engine, inspired by InfiniMiner, Minecraft and the like. It has been in development and use since October 2010.

I was flying around in my U.F.O. with a load of fuel in my inventory searching the deserts for pyramids. – The interesting part is: I found the pyramid half-buried in the sand! Wuzzy, Mod: Pyramids

It is Free and Open Source Software, released under the LGPL 2.1 or later, available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Minetest is developed by a random bunch of lunatics.

Minetest is designed to be simple, stable and portable. It is lightweight enough to run on fairly old hardware. It currently runs playably on a laptop with Intel 945GM graphics. Though, as for the CPU, dualcore is recommended.


  • Walk around, dig and build in an infinite voxel world, and craft stuff from raw materials to help you along the way.
  • Simplistic Modding API that supports many kinds of additions and modifications to the game.
  • Multiplayer support for tens of players, via servers hosted by users.
  • Voxel based lighting with gameplay consequences (light caves and buildings with torches)
  • Almost infinite world and a beautiful map generator.
  • Runs natively on Windows, Linux, OS X and FreeBSD.
  • Supports multiple languages, translated by the community.

Take a look at some screenshots on our forums.

  • IRC Channels:
    • #minetest @ Freenode
    • #minetest-dev @ Freenode
  • Authors:
    • Core developers: Open Hub
    • Original author: Perttu Ahola, aka celeron55 @ FreeNode, IRCNet and @gmail.com