Raspberry Pi will get its own version of Minecraft

A little while back, we saw an Inception-style, universe imploding Raspberry Pi-powered Minecraft server packed into a Lego block. This week, Mojang, the creators behind Minecraft, announced that it will officially bring our favorite virtual landscaping game to the Raspberry Pi with Minecraft: Pi Edition.

Minecraft: Pi Edition, as spotted by Engadget, will actually be a port of Minecraft: Pocket Edition for iOS and Android. On top of breaking bricks and laying them out, Minecraft: Pi Edition will actually let you change some of the game’s underlying code in multiple programming languages.

Mojang announced the new Raspberry Pi flavor of Minecraft at Minecon in Paris. There’s no official release date, but it will be a free download when it does drop.

In a bit of related Raspberry Pi news, the $35 Linux computer on a stick will also be getting an official$25 camera add-on. The Raspberry Pi team demoed the new five-megapixel camera unit at the Electronica 2012 in Germany over the Thanksgiving weekend.

The camera will be able to capture 1080p video at 30 frames per second, and it'll plug directly to the board’s CSI pins. The camera add-on is expected to arrive sometime next year, after which we anticipate an explosion of pocketable-camera hacks.

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