Developer mines Minecraft for cross-platform game builder

01/20/2013 | VentureBeat

Developer Max Ogden discovered that Minecraft is not open-sourced, and as yet offers no application programming interface, so he built a browser-based clone and toolkit using Javascript and OpenGL. The new development environment means that Minecraft-like games could run in virtually any mobile or mobile-Web environment. "All the code is open source, and Odgen is welcoming any and all hackers to make contributions, adding modules like water, better physics, or creatures. Seven already have," writes John Koetsier.

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