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Minecraft Infdev
MC Infdev2
An image of Infdev
Starting Version Minecraft Infdev (27th of February, 2010)
Current Version Minecraft Infdev (27th of June, 2010)
Price Yes

[view] Infdev (or Infinite Development) is the third phase in the Development Cycle of Minecraft and is only playable in single player Survival Mode.

Infdev succeeded Indev when Notch decided to rewrite the game's code to allow terrain to be infinite and procedurally generated rather than finite. This principle of how maps are generated is similar to how current Minecraft levels are. Ever since Infdev, maps generated generate terrain theoretically 8 times the size of the Earth. Infdev was also the first appearance of the Far Lands.

Infdev was given its name as a play on words from Indev (which stood for In Development); the "Inf" stands for Infinite.


  • Infinite map generation.
  • More craftable items.
  • 3D clouds.
  • Much more complex cave systems.
  • Dynamic Fluid system.
  • Signs, Ladders, and Doors.
  • Minecarts and their tracks.

Alpha replacing Infdev

Because Infdev's main purpose was to catch an infinite terrain version up to par with Indev's content, that purpose was filled around June 2010. Infdev was replaced by the name of Alpha as a sign of progression towards release. Infdev no longer gets updated, and its link has been removed from the Minecraft website.

Infdev, along with Indev, were still available on up until September 2010, and to play Infdev now, you must use a 3rd Party program to backdate your Minecraft jar.


On the first version of Infdev, there was an obsidian wall that was meant to guide you where to go, like a compass. If you went one of the ways, you saw a giant brick pyramid. That is no longer used.

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