Minecraft is one of the most popular indie games on the PC and it's coming the Xbox 360 soon.
The new version will be available to download over Xbox Live Arcade sometime during the spring. The new version will feature Xbox 360's Kinect motion controls, but developer Mojang hasn't divulged any details on how they will work. Those attending MineCon, the Minecraft fan convention, this month will get the first crack at the new port of the game.
Minecraft has become a hugely popular indie game that allows users to harvest different blocks and reconfigure them into anything they see fit. Though it doesn't sound like much, gamers have crafted some truly spectacular models: recreations of the Taj Mahal, the USS Enterprise from Star Trek and exploding Justin Biebers are just a few creations. The game was first released in 2009 and gamers have seen the game grow in complexity ever since its inception. New game mechanics, like piston blocks, are being added all the time.
Though the game is still in testing phases a little less than 4 million users have bought the beta with the promise that they will receive the full game on release. Also, 15 million people have registered to the site, interested in the game's development.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition was already released for Android devices October, though Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play received the first port in July. An iOS version of the game is also expected, but no word when that will release.
MineCon will be held Nov. 18 - 19 in Las Vegas. Not only will attendees get to play the Xbox 360 version, but will get a look at the finished version of the PC game. They'll even get a free in-game cloak for attending. If you were hoping to get a ticket to MineCon you're out of luck, the tickets sold out at the end of October.