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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, the maps generated would be, theoretically, 8 times the size of the Earth. Infdev also introduced 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

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 available on the Minecraft website until September 2010, and to play Infdev now, one must use a 3rd Party program to backdate their Minecraft jar.



The Brick Pyramid in the first release of Infdev.

In the first version of Infdev, there was an obsidian wall that was meant to guide the player on where to go, like a compass. If the player went one of the different ways, they would see a giant brick pyramid, however, that is no longer being used.

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