Minecraft 1.2 Released, Gets Awesome Trailer


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After the successful launch of Minecraft 1.0 last year, the game has been put into the capable hands of Jeb. Since that launch, him and the team at Mojang have been implementing more cool stuff into Minecraft.

Today marks the launch of another major update to the game with Minecraft 1.2. Jeb took to the Mojang blog to announce the update and new features that are coming to the game:

New jungle biome
Added ocelots
Added cats
Added iron golems
New AI for mobs
Tame wolves can have puppies
Villagers will have children if there is room in their village
New map height limit (256 instead of 128)
New items and blocks
Doors have been updated so that double-doors work better with redstone
Added rare drops for mobs
Many other minor tweaks and fixes

The Minecraft launcher has also been updated to fix a problem Mac users were having. The launcher should select 64-bit Java installations in Mac OS X now.

There was also a trailer released alongside the anouncement that details some of the changes and how they change the game in interesting ways. It has the added bonus of being a funny and entertaining trailer - something that’s been missing in a lot of trailers these days.

Jeb made one final update to the game today after it went live that fixed a problem with the trees:

Updated Minecraft to 1.2.2 because birches and pine trees were missing. Birches love pine trees. 4 hours ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

People on Twitter seem to be digging the new update:

Minecraft 1.2 is out or as I'm code-naming it Minecraft Jungle Spawn as literally 9/10 worlds I create land me in one lol 😛 2 hours ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Minecraft 1.2 Awesome !!!!!!!! 5 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Minecraft 1.2 is now out. MUST REJOICE 6 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Yea minecraft 1.2 its fun 1 minute ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto