Play Minecraft Classic for free inside your browser

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Minecraft Classic
Take a trip back to where it all began.
Photo: Microsoft

Minecraft Classic is now free-to-play inside almost any web browser.

The game’s release is part of a #MinecraftMemories campaign to celebrate its tenth anniversary. It obviously doesn’t offer everything you expect from modern Minecraft. But it’s a wonderful trip back in time — and anyone can enjoy it.

Minecraft made its debut way back in 2009. It now attracts a whopping 74 million players every month, and continues to receive big updates that keep long-time fans coming back for more.

If you were one of the many who played the original title, you can now relive simpler times right inside your web browser, absolutely free.

Minecraft Classic is reborn

Minecraft Classic runs inside any modern desktop browser (mobile browsers aren’t supported). It gives players 32 blocks to choose from — only the originals. And comes without all the fancy frills you’ll find inside today’s version of the game.

As you might expect, it’s far from perfect. The game’s original bugs remain, and its interface is as awful as it was 10 years ago. Nevertheless, it’s a whole lot of fun for Minecraft fans who want to revisit the early stages of something spectacular.

Minecraft will celebrate its tenth anniversary on May 17. The team behind the game have other big plans to celebrate the milestone. That includes offering three fans the chance to win a trip to Seattle to attend Minecraft: The Exhibition at MoPOP.

Celebrate Minecraft’s 10th anniversary

For more information on the contest and to see what else is in store for May 17, visit the official Minecraft blog. And if you haven’t already, you can download modern Minecraft on iOS.