An unofficial clone of indie gaming sensation Minecraft was briefly available for the iPhone yesterday, before Apple withdrew the title from sale on the App Store.
Minecrafted, which was completely unaffiliated with the game’s author Markus Persson, offered the same winning sandbox civilisation building action as the original as well as a strikingly similar look and feel.
And it was on sale for the bargain price of just £59. Until Apple and the game’s devs got wind of things, that is. Within hours of landing in the download market early yesterday morning the app had been removed.
Minecraft is currently still in alpha testing. However, that’s not stopped it racking up 500,000 downloads, suggesting that an app with official blessing ought really to be on its way anyway.
Persoon Tweeted: “There is no official iPhone or Android Minecraft yet.
"If you're working on a clone, that's cool, but please don't imply it's ours.”