Minecraft doesn’t get any more simple in Craft: build towering structures of your own, and enjoy survival and block-building goodness.
Play online with your friends in stable, Python-based servers and cooperate with them.
Enjoy a pure Minecraft-like experience: build, survive, and do whatever you want!
Craft is a Minecraft clone/implementation, not a mod. In a nutshell, it’s not that different compared to the mainstream title and it mainly provides an experience similar to what the old Minecraft was: simple and without most of the complexities. Although Minecraft’s current player-base responded positively to the new additions, there are a select few who don’t find it awesome. If you belong to the latter group, you would want to try Craft out. Thing is, how does it fare and what does it bring to the table?
Craft is Minecraft at its core, bringing you the core gameplay of the popular block-building title. You will end up doing as advertised: mine and gather materials, craft various equipment, and build structures block by block. Like in Minecraft, everything is limited to your imagination: you can build whatever you want, from simple houses of dirt, to a complex underground cave system, to large medieval-style castle. Though Craft is merely an implementation, it provides the core gameplay you know and love.
Unfortunately, Craft may not be the game you’re looking for if you’re looking for more updated Minecraft gameplay elements. These include farming, AI villager settlements, and even dealing with enemies. The game is purely on the block-building aspect, and there isn’t really much to do afterwards. This severely affects the game’s depth if you’re looking for something with more gameplay, but it’s may not be a problem if you’re solely looking to build whatever you can. Moreover, note that there are only about a dozen blocks (but more can be added) in the game.
In terms of graphics, Craft sports the traditional Minecraft pixelated graphics. However, again, it does lack some of the graphical elements the parent game provides. For example, when you try to destroy a block, the process of breaking it down doesn’t show up in the game. Instead, it instantly disappears and is transferred into your inventory. On a brighter note, the draw distance is one of the game’s strongest aspects, as well as its observation and camera mode.
Despite being a rather primitive version of Minecraft, Craft plays well in multiplayer. The developer added a few tweaks into the code to make the game world infinite, and the servers themselves are relatively stable. We’re not sure how the devs did this, but the online gameplay is relatively smooth and with zero latency issues.
Craft is available for Windows and Macintosh platforms and is relatively easy to download and install. Though it may simply be a Minecraft clone and is an old version of the game, it is relatively well-made. Sure, there are occasional collision and physics bugs here and there, but even Minecraft has them, especially after a major patch.
Overall, if you want to play a good block-building game and just seamlessly enjoy a creative experience, Craft is a good place to start. It purely focuses on this aspect and you will certainly find yourself getting immersed into the blocky world, especially while you’re making your grand creations which are solely limited by your imagination.