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Minecraft: Pi Edition announced for Raspberry Pi

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Mojang will release a port of Minecraft: Pocket Edition called the Pi Edition for tiny computer Raspberry Pi, Owen Hill announced today via the company blog.

Raspberry Pi is a tiny, credit card-sized computer that plugs into a TV or monitor and keyboard. Like a regular PC, it can play high-definition video and games; it comes in two models, priced at $25 and $35. The Pi port includes a revised feature set and support for several programming languages. Players will be able to break into and manipulate the game's code.

"The possibilities are massive," Hill wrote. "You could organize the cheapest LAN party of all time, or use the Pi to learn the fundamentals of programming on a miniscule budget. It's like hacking your way into Minecraft and modifying the game with code, a bit like being Notch, Jeb or Nathan, but arguably more fun and less stressful."

A release date has not yet been announced, although Hill wrote that Minecraft: Pi Edition will be available as a free download "soon."