From 10th of March, #Minecraft will require a #Microsoft account 😢

However, there are free alternatives which respect your privacy!

#MineTest is a #FOSS Minecraft-style game engine with lots of games & mods, including online multiplayer. It's on Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD, Android at minetest.net

You can follow at:

➡️ @Minetest (official account)

➡️ @nathansalapat (video tutorials)

➡️ @illunaminetest (world-building project)

#FLOSS #FreeSoftware #Libre #OpenSource #LinuxGaming

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@FediFollows well, there's one tiny problem with minetest. there has already built around a huge community and economy around minecraft that it's hard to leave it behind. my bigger issue would be that i am kind of locked in to the xbox ecosystem which in turn is owned by microsoft who own minecraft. also minetest is not so fun alone, so if i don't have friends that play it and there's only one good server i have to call it quits on that.

@koyuchan

Yeah, it's not easy :(

That's a general problem with closed source software like Minecraft, you're at the mercy of the company that makes it. Even if they start out ok, they can sell out to a terrible company later on.

At least with MineTest you know that kind of lock-in will never happen because it's free and open source.

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