Whale of an announcement: Final Minetest is expected to be released this month before Old Minetest 5 comes out.
Read the docs at the time. Final MT doesn't break your worlds. It's faster and adds major WorldEdit features, bug fixes, and a superior standard game.
Welcome to the updated official Minetest site.
Minetest is a fun and free blocky edutech toy. It can be used stand-alone, in family games using a home network, in classrooms that have networks, and in group activities on the Internet.
The program works with Windows and Linux. Existing Android clients work and new ones are hoped for in 2019.
Final Minetest is blindingly fast compared to other releases. It fixes major bugs that are years old. And it comes with games and worlds built in.
The plan is to include Bucket City and Angkor Wat with the program. To read about these cities, click here.
The Minetest Book pages, discussing Auke-Jan Kok, Andrew Ward, and other contributors, are still here, but they'll move to the Fierce Fibers site and other sites.
This site provides zoomable maps for a number of worlds. They start at a few 100 nodes up. You can use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Here are a couple of screenshots to illustrate. Note: The screenshots themselves aren't zoomable.
The girl is essentially a painting on the flat roof-rop of a large building.
You can fly over the following worlds right here in zoomable maps:
Allow a few seconds for a map to load. You can use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Or you can click on the + and - buttons in the upper left corner. To scroll a map, left click and drag.
Blank white areas aren't clouds. They're areas which
haven't been generated yet.
For maps of specific tourist attractions, click on the following links. For instructions, see the preceding section.
In the Flying Base area, the Flying Base, created by Sparky, is the plane-like object in the middle.
CoffeeCrafter's continent in Redcrab, which includes the city of Makalu linked above, is amazing.