What a nice surprise.
By far the biggest piece of news in a while, indie developer Mojang has decided to bring an official Minecraft client to iPhone and iPad “later this year”. If you’re not acquainted with Minecraft, it’s basically an open world in which you can build almost anything, along with fighting off baddies and the like. While I personally haven’t been interested in playing Minecraft, my brother does seem to play it a little too much everyday (with the occasional geeky Minecraft fact).
The only downside seems to be that the iPhone version will not be receiving the same updates as the computer version; it will only receive updates that “make sense” for the touchscreen platform.
While we don’t have any other information than those tidbits from Gamasutra, we’re definitely excited to see how this develops.