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Cave Game


A cave game cave.


An example of what you could make in pre-classic.

The Cave Game version of Minecraft (also referred to as Pre-Classic) was the first version of Minecraft created by Markus Persson, before it was officially renamed. Cave game was based on an even earlier game Notch had produced, called RubyDung. Cave game consisted of different-textured Cobblestone and Grass, but no other block types. The prototype was made to visualize how caves could be generated, hence the name Cave Game.


  • There were no game mode options. A player was placed in a flat world and was free to explore.
  • You can experience pre-classic for yourself on Minecraft PC, by editing your profile on the launcher, allowing alpha versions and scrolling down to the bottom of the list.

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