Online addiction Minecraft has today become an app-based game exclusively for Android 2.3 Gingerbread on the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY. Heralding the creation of a whole new world in our pockets – and quite possibly the end of real civilisation..

Minecraft is a game limited only by the imagination, and works like a bottomless box of Lego in a very basic three-dimensional reality. Doesn’t sound too exciting – but this thing takes over lives!  Allowing you to construct and build your own world from only the base materials, the game has become an addiction to a lot of people.

Adapting the immersive creative experience that many of your pals will be posting about on Facebook right now, the Xperia PLAY version – Alpha 0.1 – will be much the same as the world found on the World Wide Web through your desk PC. This is smoothly translated to get the best out of the dedicated gaming uses of “Playstation phone” and play is complimented by the way the mobile is designed to function. For example using the touchscreen to move bricks and scroll through building materials with ‘X’ and ‘O’ buttons.

Using the Xperia PLAY’s Wi-Fi you can have mates join in the building fun, creating together with the 36 different kinds of blocks and multi-player saving to keep your joint constructs safely locked away when playtime is over.

Minecraft – Pocket Edition 0.1 is available on Android 2.3 Gingerbread through the Android Market from today and is optimized for Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY. Get creating for only £4.26!

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