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How to Play

In Minicraft Plus your goal is to defeat the evil Air Wizard high above. However, to defeat him you will need to adventure deep into caves to find resources, craft items, and build your arsenal. Here is a short guide on how to play.

First create a world, each world is generated randomly, so you might need to try again to find a better start. You can use WADS or the arrow keys to move, and Space/Enter/Z or C/X/Z to do things in the game.

Your first goal is to collect wood. Head up to a tree and hit it with Space/C. Hitting it quick is not always the best because it can use up your energy quicky. So it's best to wait a second between hits.

Once you have some wood you can place your workbench down by hitting Enter/X and using the arrows to highlight it. Next, select Space/C to equip it, you will see it equiped in the black bar at the bottom, and the workbench should be over your head.

You can place it down by hitting Space/C. Move up to the workbench and hit Enter/X to see the crafting menu. You can also use the Z menu to find some other crafting recipes that might not be on the crafting table.

You can build houses by using the Spade (Shovel) to dig hole. Then craft and place planks into those holes. Then you can put plank walls or doors on the planks in the ground. It's a good way to build a safe base.

Night will come soon, so get your base set up. The first day the evil creatures will stay away, but after that you will have them lurking around.

Find the resouces you need to craft items, and upgrade your gear. You can punch rock, but it's best make a wood pick. As you are mining rock, look for stairs heading down. That is the way into the caves.

Caves are hard as the creatures get tougher. You can use your spade to dig around the stairs, creatures don't like the holes and will not cross them, its also good for safe paths. On the first cave layer is iron, its looks like spikey rocks. The next layer down (look for more stairs down in the iron cave) is gold (gold is better than iron), and the next level is diamond.

If you feel lucky you can try to go down into the dungeons below that. However, with a diamond pick you are ready to open the mountain and take the stairs up to the clouds (The mountain is a square around stairs heading up on the level with trees). You can only break these special rocks with a diamond pick.

Search the clouds and look for the Air Wizard. He is a tough boss with some strong attacks and abilities. Beat him and win, or explore the dungeons deep underground for more rewards.

Be sure to share this game with your friends. See if they can take on the air wizard and save the day!

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A Minicraft History

Minicraft was created by Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of Minecraft, on December 19th, 2011. It was part of the 22nd Ludum Dare competition.

The competition required that the developer make a game in 48 hours after hearing the theme of the contest. The theme was Alone, and the idea of killing the last living person, the Air Wizard, was created.

After the Ludum Dare, Minicraft gained massive press. Notch released the source code under Ludum Dares rules, but under no license.

Instead he asked that players modding the game call it something else.

Over the weeks that followed many quick mods came out for the game, but seeing that Notch had moved on to other projects, PlayMinicraft was born. Shylor launched PlayMinicraft in the hopes to keep the small community alive.

The PlayMinicraft site has now been upgraded to version 3 over the years, in the hopes that the community will continue to enjoy the game. Notch has since stepped out of the spotlight, but the game and source code can be tweaked by you.