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Minecraft Skin Studio Encore now available!

To celebrate two years of skin sharing, Minecraft Skin Studio has been completely redesigned!

Since the release of Skin Studio over 900,000 skins have been created, almost 3,000,000 comments written, and over 2,500,000 likes cast. Not too shabby. A lot has changed in Minecraft since then too, so rather than patch the older version, the good people at 57digital have remade their app from the ground up.

Skin Studio Encore now features:

  • A completely new user interface and easier to use editing system
  • Full support for both Steve & Alex
  • 3D Previews everywhere – including while editing your skin!
  • Uses the new Minecraft API for importing a skin by username
  • Loads of advanced tools (including the much requested copy & paste!)
  • Over 900,000 community skins
  • The ability to submit your own creation to the community or download & modify!
  • Upload your skin to minecraft.net and change your skin for PC/Mac.


A trial version of Skin Studio is also available. Skin Studio Lite gives you the chance to design a full Minecraft Skin, but with slightly limited tools. It’s also worth pointing out that Skin Studio Pro users get the Encore upgrade for free! Just go to the updates tab on the app store.

Don’t forget about 57digital’s other apps too! Minecraft Papercraft Studio and Minecraft Skin Scanner are also pretty cool!

Happy Holidays everyone!

Source Article from https://mojang.com/2014/12/skin-studio-encore-now-available/

Play Info Quest II. You might learn something…


Source Article from https://mojang.com/2014/12/play-info-quest-ii-you-might-learn-something/

Minecraft 1.8.2-pre1 – Christmas Gift Edition

Happy Holidays

Just in time before the holidays, we have the pre-release for 1.8.2 ready. There are some bug fixes and performance tweaks we wanted to get out to you before most of us leave for vacation during the Christmas holidays.

As always, there are some bugs fixed:

  • [Bug MC-51573] – Hostile mobs continue to follow/attack you in spectator mode
  • [Bug MC-65697] – Explosion force on entities is directionally biased
  • [Bug MC-66089] – Explosion physics changed, range of some TNT cannons greatly reduced

Aside from bug fixes and performance increases this update includes cookies, milk and of course lots of hugs. Don’t open your gifts before Christmas!

The Minecraft team and everybody else at Mojang wish you happy holidays and a great transition into the new year!

To get pre-releases, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “pre-releases” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).

Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.8.2-pre1/minecraft_server.1.8.2-pre1.jar

Report bugs here:

Source Article from https://mojang.com/2014/12/minecraft-1-8-2-pre1-christmas-gift-edition/

Scrolls released on PC, Mac, and Android tablets!

Scrolls – Mojang’s second game – has just been released on PC, Mac, and Android tablet.

Scrolls costs $5 but you can play the demo version for free! Wander over to scrolls.com and download it!

Scrolls is hardly anything like Minecraft, but it’s still super fun to play. Watch the trailer below to get an idea of how the game works.

See you on the battlefield, Mojang fan. You are great!

Owen – @bopogamel, and the Scrolls team.

Source Article from https://mojang.com/2014/12/scrolls-released-on-pc-mac-and-android-tablets/

Pocket Edition comes to Windows phones



Windows phones just got significantly cooler. Now you can play Minecraft: Pocket Edition on the darn things! Hooray for Minecraft! Hooray for Windows phones! Hooray for portable gaming devices. Hooray for direct download links!

Just in case you’re not sure what a Windows phone is, I’ve included a handy reference image below.

Minecraft Window phone

Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Windows phones costs a reasonable £4.99/$6.99, and comes with all the features that come with the iOS and Android versions.

Download and be merry, kind crafter folk.

Owen – @bopogamel

Source Article from https://mojang.com/2014/12/pocket-edition-comes-to-windows-phones/

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