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[/caption]Minecraft may be my favorite game of all time. I’ve played it on an almost daily basis since I was introduced to it a little over a year ago. I remember how excited I got when the piston update came out. So imagine my disappointment when Minecraft - Pocket Edition was released for iOS with a fraction of the features in the PC version of the game. Finally, developer Mojang’s most recent update to Minecraft - Pocket Edition has taken one step closer to making the iOS edition similar to the full edition with crafting.
Previously, one of the most important features of Minecraft, the ability to craft objects from material found in the game, was left out of Minecraft - Pocket Edition. Mojang has a tradition for taking game development slowly. It took the original Minecraft over a year of a completely playable beta for them to release what they called the 1.0 release. So it was no surprise that they planned to do the same with Minecraft - Pocket Edition. Crafting is part of Minecraft - Pocket Edition’s 0.3.0 update. Notice that they aren’t even calling Minecraft - Pocket Edition a 1.0 game yet. So in a way, Minecraft - Pocket Edition is still a beta.
Other features in the update include cows and chickens, damageable items, making resources harder to gather, and dropping items. I won’t be a true fan of the iOS version of Minecraft until it’s at par with the PC version and let’s me connect to multiplayer servers. But this update is a good start.