Not actually the bare minimum

Very little content so you can build off it. Totally permissive, you can relicense it or do whatever.

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For Minetest 5.6 and above

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A blank slate for making new minetest games. You may re-license this however you like, build off it, do whatever. It was created explicitly with the intent of having people use it as a starting point, and as such you may claim ownership of any code within this project and you may remove the existing LICENSE and add your own LICENSE file or otherwise forego attribution. All rights to stop you doing stuff with this code are waived except the no warrantee and liability clauses of the LICENSE attached.

What is it for?

It is a base, nearly bare minimum game, just enough to be able to walk around on terrain. It also is structured in a sane way, with mod folders and files being called instead of everything being in init.lua. It also has some biomes and decorations and an example of crafting, and a hand override so you can dig.

Is it a playable game


Why not use X or Y or Z instead

There are other projects that you could build off, but they all have licenses that, technically speaking, restrict your use of them and aren't a good way legally speaking to start a completely new, from scratch project. For example if a game is MIT licensed, even if you keep one line of the original code in your game, you're still bound by the license (depending on the interpretation of "substantial portions" as prescribed by [insert judge here]. It is advised to still look at how other games and mods do things so you can learn how to use the minetest API of course, since this really only has about 0.1% of the features available in minetest.



Do you recommend this game?

  • Good Foundations

    Mind using this instead of Void (as a game template to start from Zero), allows you to have a more spread view of the possibilities of Minetest.

    Also I'd name it better, somethingtostartwith. Lots of LÜV

    Thank you!!

  • Why not X, Y or Z?

    Nobody actually cares about license if it's MIT, including original game developers.

    I think, in this case, your license should be unlicense or something like that.



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