VoxeLibre (formerly MineClone2)

Survive, farm, build, explore, play with friends, and do much more. Inspired by Minecraft, pushing beyond.


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For Minetest 5.6 and above

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VoxeLibre is a survival sandbox game that is still a work in progress. Survive, gather, hunt, mine for ores, build houses, explore, and do much more. The goal of this project is to create an original game inspired by Minecraft.


You start in a randomly-generated world made entirely of cubes. You can explore the world and dig and build almost every block in the world to create new structures. You can choose to play in a “survival mode” in which you have to fight monsters and hunger for survival and slowly progress through the various other aspects of the game, such as mining, farming, building machines, and so on Or you can play in “creative mode” in which you can build almost anything instantly.

Gameplay summary

  • Sandbox-style gameplay, no goals
  • Survive: Fight against hostile monsters and hunger
  • Mine for ores and other treasures
  • Magic: Gain experience and enchant your tools
  • Use the collected blocks to create great buildings, your imagination is the limit
  • Collect flowers (and other dye sources) and colorize your world
  • Find some seeds and start farming
  • Find or craft one of hundreds of items
  • Build a railway system and have fun with minecarts
  • Build complex machines with redstone circuits
  • In creative mode you can build almost anything for free and without limits

How to play (quick start)

Getting started

  • Punch a tree trunk until it breaks and collect wood
  • Place the wood into the 2×2 grid (your “crafting grid” in your inventory menu and craft 4 wood planks
  • Place the 4 wood planks in a 2×2 shape in the crafting grid to make a crafting table
  • Rightclick the crafting table for a 3×3 crafting grid to craft more complex things
  • Use the crafting guide (book icon) to learn all the possible crafting recipes
  • Craft a wooden pickaxe so you can dig stone
  • Different tools break different kinds of blocks. Try them out!
  • Continue playing as you wish. Have fun!


  • Find seeds
  • Craft hoe
  • Rightclick dirt or similar block with hoe to create farmland
  • Place seeds on farmland and watch them grow
  • Collect plant when fully grown
  • If near water, farmland becomes wet and speeds up growth


  • Craft furnace
  • Furnace allows you to obtain more items
  • Upper slot must contain a smeltable item (example: iron ore)
  • Lower slot must contain a fuel item (example: coal)
  • See tooltips in crafting guide to learn about fuels and smeltable items

Additional help

More help about the gameplay, blocks items and much more can be found from inside the game. You can access the help from your inventory menu.

Special items

The following items are interesting for Creative Mode and for adventure map builders. They can not be obtained in-game or in the creative inventory.

  • Barrier: mcl_core:barrier

Use the /giveme chat command to obtain them. See the in-game help for an explanation.

Project description

VoxeLibre is a game inspired by Minecraft and to be released as free software.

  • VoxeLibre will use different assets
  • Limitations found in Minetest will be documented in the course of development
  • The version target of 1.12 is a thing of the past. There is currently no particular mc target version.

Completion status

This game is currently in beta stage. It is playable, but not yet feature-complete. Backwards-compability is not entirely guaranteed, updating your world might cause small bugs. If you want to use the git version of VoxeLibre the master branch is generally considered stable (if less tested than the release version).

Worlds from MineClone5 are reported to have problems sometimes in both VoxeLibre.

The following main features are available:

  • Tools, weapons
  • Armor
  • Crafting system: 2×2 grid, crafting table (3×3 grid), furnace, including a crafting guide
  • Chests, large chests, ender chests, shulker boxes
  • Furnaces, hoppers
  • Hunger
  • Most monsters and animals
  • All ores from Minecraft
  • Most blocks in the overworld
  • Water and lava
  • Weather
  • 28 biomes
  • The Nether, a fiery underworld in another dimension
  • Redstone circuits (partially)
  • Minecarts (partial)
  • Status effects (partial)
  • Experience
  • Enchanting
  • Brewing, potions, tipped arrow (partial)
  • Boats
  • Fire
  • Buidling blocks: Stairs, slabs, doors, trapdoors, fences, fence gates, walls
  • Clock
  • Compass
  • Sponge
  • Slime block
  • Small plants and saplings
  • Dyes
  • Banners
  • Deco blocks: Glass, stained glass, glass panes, iron bars, hardened clay (and colors), heads and more
  • Item frames
  • Jukeboxes
  • Beds
  • Inventory menu
  • Creative inventory
  • Farming
  • Writable books
  • Commands
  • Villages
  • The End
  • And more!

The following features are incomplete:

  • Some monsters and animals
  • Redstone-related things
  • Special minecarts
  • A couple of non-trivial blocks and items

Bonus features (not found in Minecraft):

  • Built-in crafting guide which shows you crafting and smelting recipes
  • In-game help system containing extensive help about gameplay basics, blocks, items and more
  • Temporary crafting recipes. They only exist to make some otherwise unaccessible items available when you're not in creative mode. These recipes will be removed as development goes on an more features become available
  • Saplings in chests in mapgen v6
  • Fully moddable (thanks to Minetest's powerful Lua API)
  • New blocks and items:
    • Lookup tool, shows you the help for whatever it touches
    • More slabs and stairs
    • Nether Brick Fence Gate
    • Red Nether Brick Fence
    • Red Nether Brick Fence Gate

Technical differences from Minecraft:

  • Height limit of ca. 31000 blocks (much higher than in Minecraft)
  • Horizontal world size is ca. 62000×62000 blocks (much smaller than in Minecraft, but it is still very large)
  • Still very incomplete and buggy
  • Blocks, items, enemies and other features are missing
  • A few items have slightly different names to make them easier to distinguish
  • Different music for jukebox
  • Different textures (Pixel Perfection)
  • Different sounds (various sources)
  • Different engine (Minetest)
  • Different easter eggs

… and finally, VoxeLibre is free software (“free” as in “freedom”)!



Do you recommend this game?

  • The best Minecraft alternative!

    The game is really very advanced and it is a lot of fun to develop the game and to write mods for it. I am always looking forward to new versions!

  • Wonderful Game!

    I absolutely love this game. Its so close to minecraft that I can just use minecraft tutorials for it. There are a few discrepancies (soul sand not pushing you up in water and observer refresh time), but other than that a perfect clone of minecraft. Thank you so much for making!

  • This Game is more than just a "clone"

    This game is not just any replica or clone of Minecraft. See in this developers can use their creativity without limits, as this is free for everyone, people who are not willing to purchase Minecraft or are not sure that what it will be like, they can always look up to this game as it is one of the best games which replicates Minecraft. And it not just stops at replication, this game also adds bonus features which Minecraft does not provides, this really makes a difference. In MInecraft if some new update is there and we don't want some of it's parts then we cannot do anything than just ignoring it or get irritated, but here we can actually remove it from accessing the files which is very easy, we can easily remove that part which we disagree to be part of the game. In short "This game is a Game changer" not just any clone, thank you for providing us this game.

  • Needs more bug fixes

    I am only interested in the game when its on peaceful mode. I'd like it better if I could disable certain mobs.

    The minecart is so buggy, it keeps going off the rails randomly. Otherwise I don't notice many glitches.

    I hope the minecart with storage gets added soon, impossible to do a lot of mining when I can't carry everything with me.

  • The Highest quality game for Minetest

    Love it, the mobs, the enviorment, this is the closest that you will get to turning Minetest into Minecraft. I do have one issue in every world that i make, when i create a nether portal and enter the entire place is burried no mobs no lava no nothin just netherack or however it's called. Is there an option in the wold creating menu that i have to activate to fix this issue?

  • the best minecraft clone we don't deserve

    seriously, stop reading reviews and play the game it is worth your time trust me

  • A Good Clone

    When it comes to capturing the feel of Minecraft, Mineclone2 gets the job done. It is quite enjoyable to play.

  • Opensource Minecraft Alternitive

    Playing this game feels like playing Minecraft pre-Microsoft. If it can survive legal battles, I'd expect it to be even better than Minecraft is.

  • "But we have Minecraft at home!"

    It's not 100% like Minecraft, and nobody should expect that. Gameplay is significantly enriched over, say, Minetest Game, and I like MineClone 2 more than Minecraft because it provides a full experience, but is trivial to set up (download it in the browser). There's apparently a way to get a minimap with an item, but one thing I would change is the ability to just enable it or not in a menu. The cool thing is it's fairly trivial to make change like this, which I count as a plus over Minecraft.

    If you like Minecraft's play style, this is a great alternative. It isn't 1:1, but it's definitely one of the best games on MineTest, with plenty of good reason.

  • Better than Minecraft

    I love this game and play it a lot with my friends. But I have some improvement ideas. Please implement the following things: - raids like in Minecraft - minecraft pillager outpost - iron golem - gui like in minetest, where you can teleport yourself directly to your home position - locked chests and doors

    I donated a lot to this beautiful game. I hope you can improve it more. Thank you! Your sincerely muffin_kanone.

  • Wow! So good.

    So many recent updates. It really is very good. I'm having a great time.

  • Genuinely Impressive Minecraft Recreation

    Honestly it is only missing a few features and of course copyrighted media such as textures and sounds. MineClone 2 is overall a pretty close recreation of the official Minecraft.

  • An outstanding Minecraft spin off!

    Great work on this game, especially this latest update, the implementation of so many new structures and biomes must have taken a lot of time. I do however have a couple questions, is their anyway to keep parrots on your arm? They sit on my shoulder for a couple seconds then when i move they randomly hop off. Also, would you consider make Mangrove forests a bit less dense? They look & feel very crowded, but you did a great job adding them in.

    10/10 install this

  • A suitable copy for minecraft version 1.12

    Suitable breed for minecraft version 1.12. Always loved this version

  • Nice game

    This game is nice. If you don't want to buy Minecraft license you can play this game it is like minecraft 1.12.

  • Best alternative to minecraft

    Wow, which cool game. The best minecraft alternative! Now with the 0.69.0 update come xp which make this game better then it is! Really really cool!

  • Wow!

    Exellent minecraft like exprience in minetest!

  • Great game!

    The best game for Minetest. And with the future version 0.72, this game will begins to be modder friendly. Great.

  • Absolutely worthy of at least a try

    I registered here and on forums just to write this comment. You are doing an amasing job with this mod! It feels so fluent what i even forgot about a different menus and keybindings and lowkey enjoy it. This game grasps the feel of Minecraft wery well. Although i only play survival here, i still love it with all my heart. Keep up the outstanding work.

  • Very polished game

    Probably the best free MineCraft clone available for Minetest (only notable contestant is Crafter).

  • Отличная альтернатива обычному режиму

    Похожа на майнкрафт

  • Nice game, but Mineclonia is better!

    Edit 2023-11-30: Mineclonia is a fork of MineClone2 with more Minecraft-like features that uses much less RAM. Mineclonia runs on devices on which MineClone2 crashes, only lacking music and the hamburger (which is not in Minecraft).

    MineClone2 replicates Minecraft gameplay. It mostly works. Yet, I can not recommend the game, because of questionable dev practices.


    • Items turn into other items in new versions: Lapis (a rare gem) items turned into blue dye (made from flowers). In a refactoring item names got shuffled, and the devs did not understand item aliases; the fix was to add a recipe to make lapis from blue dye and disable crafting blue dye from flowers.

    • Texture names change: Texture packs and mods that depends on MineClone2 texture names break in new versions. Textures had stable file names originally, but the dev team put all files in one folder instead of mod's texture folders, with filenames prefixed with mod names. Whenever this is done, it breaks every usage of a texture file name in texture packs and other mods, which then need to be updated.

    • Mods are ill-defined and often tightly coupled: New functionality is often added to an existing mod, even if it only makes sense from an aesthetic and not from an architecture point of view. When functionality is rewritten in an incompatible way, in MineClone2 the new implementation often keeps the mod name. This makes it impossible to depend on the presence of certain features. You can not depend on the presence of crying obsidian, as it was added to mcl_core instead of being made its own mod – while the respawn anchor implementation was added to mcl_beds.

    I believe the reason for all of these decisions is the same: Contributions are generally valued – even if they are so awful that doing nothing would yield a better experience for players and creators of texture-packs and third-party mods.

  • Very good replica

    I highly reccomend this as a alternate to Minecraft if you want a very close replica. Despite some missing features I would like (like creepers{I refuse to call them stalkers} dropping disks, and fishing giving treasure, especially with enchantments) this is a very good replica featuring alot of the features Minecraft contains, and has the core mechanics. For anybody wanting to know if they'd like Minecraft, or want a free alternative, this is great. My only gripes are mainly things like fishing not giving other items, fishing rods not pulling mobs nor having a string, but mainly the mob AI. The goddamn mobs all walk extrememly oddly, and if you have a bunch of livestock in a fence, they all walk into the same directions, slowly walking into each wall, which kills all the children becuase they grow up and glitch into a wall. I've also noticed iron golems spend most of their life in a river if the village is near one.

  • Better than Minecraft!

    In a nutshell, Mineclone 2 is the BEST clone I've ever played! Actually, I think it's superior in many ways. Sure, the world may only be 61,000 x 61,000, but that's still a lot of map. And Minecraft's mere three-hundred something build limit is nothing compared to the 31k limit we have. Also, the game runs so much smoother! So much so that I can use Minetest's shaders while getting 60 FPS on a 7 yr old budget laptop. My only gripe is that it doesn't seem to properly support wielded_light (dropped torches and stuff don't light their surroundings), and doesn't fully work with the Skygen mod.

    I am certainly excited to see where development goes!

  • Best game in minetest?

    This game is incredibly well made. I personally enjoy it, however, the only downside of this game is addiction and the fact that not many servers use it, also the loom doesn't work in this game which is a shame

  • Error in bow

    Bow not working on Android on mineclone2 0.85, minetest 5.8.0

  • Best open-source Minecraft experience yet

    It is true that the game is a bit rough around the edges and can do better with a few more quality-of-life changes, but it is one of the best open source games I've played till date.

  • why I find it just mediocre

    Well, they got along well with Minecraft 1.20, but can't you add tridents and drowned ones first? and please add a library in stronghold

  • Very good Game

    I think it is one of the best Minetest-game, but the textures-folder is a bit messy. Maybe you can make subfolder in the textures-folder? Good job!

  • Это реально клон Minecraft

    Рекомендую всем, кто ищет альтернативу Minecraft

  • No matter what, I keep going back to this game

    I think most reviews already told what I think about MineClone; it basically deserves its 1st place in Best Games on CDB. Right what every new player wants from Minetest: a Minecraft clone, (almost) perfectly 1-to-1. And besides that, developers do a great job at making their game open for various modders (including me!), and almost everything you could need to access from here is either properly documented, or obvious from the code itself. And if not, there's a huge community of them, you can ask them whenever you want to!

    I'd definitely give MineClone 2 a solid 11/10. If you're still in doubt, just download this game and play it yourself. Even if you won't like it, it's a great example to what default MTG could be if Minetest decided to stick to the MC-clone paradigm.

  • MineClone 2 is one of the best Minetest engine games I know.

    It implements the mechanics from Minecraft as accurately as possible. It's fun to play with friends as well as in Minecraft. But the coolest thing is that MineClone 2 can be easily customized to suit your needs (if you have the right skill, of course). In general, this is a plus of the engine itself, but without games like MineClone 2, it wouldn't be so cool. The game still needs bug fixes, but in general it is already possible (and necessary) to play. I wish the developers good luck in the further development of the project!

  • Fantastic

    Most excellent imitation of Minecraft.

  • Love what they did here

    Excellent clone of minecraft. I just wish mods were easy to find for this.

  • extreamly good alt for minecraft

    This is an extreamly good alternate for minecraft even if it is missing a few fetures .

  • Good

    It is very good, even in the start.

  • Nice recreation of Minecraft before it become bloated with feature

    I appreciate playing this game.

  • English

    One among the best open-source games.

    I loved playing Mineclone2 (now Voxelibre).

  • amazing game,!

    has a bunch of cool shit like all of the mobs, and pretty much all the content of mincraft, mineclone reins supreme!

    -------but why did you change the name of the game? the game already has more than 400 downloads, why change the game now, every person who wants to update/download the game will not only have trouble finding it, the game also looks like its in denial. i have no problum with changing the name, i just think you should have had better timing. great game, but if you wanted to change the name, you should have done it a lot earlier, it just creates a lot of confusion. besides that, amazing game! 85.23 in my opinion!

  • Minecraft game but free and Simple

    Minecraft game but Free and Simple Version

    This is the best and most favorite game for minetest so far. Because this game dares to adopt/imitate the theme of the most popular game in the world, namely Minecraft. I hope there are more cool games like this:).

  • very cool mobs

    Good Mobs I really like the behavior of the enemy mobs like Zombies, Creepers and Skeleton Archers. The AI of the pecefull mobs like Pigs, Chicken AI, etc could be improved upon (when they idle they could do some more interesting things besides going into water), and their fleeing behavior works. But this mod creates the best enemy mob mechanics I have seen so far. Good Textures The Textures in this mod add a consistent feeling while playing in your survival world. Coherent Design is nice!

  • Both better and worse

    MineClone 2 is the best game on Minetest engine. It has nearly all content on original game. Has more slabs and stairs and thats perfect. But I don't like something. Animals walks on water, the reach distance is very long. There is no running state. These are not a valid reason to make me hare the game. This is still the best clone of minecraft. I can play it on a 12 years old laptop even if I do not install the gpu drivers and run on integrated gpu. Thats perfect.

  • Nice game

    I love this game and im playing it for 4 years now.

  • The best Minecraft alternative I have ever discovered

    I am currently loving this game! (almost) all Minecraft features are here: redstone, craft, nether, mc like mobs, (finally merged feature!) the ender dragon final bossfight, ... Only Warden stuff remaining, then we can consider this as a complete clone of Minecraft! Thank you so much Wuzzy!

  • Excellent game

    Some plants don't move with the shaders activated, and there isn't a sound for when you are rowing in the boat. Maybe those things are gonna be fixed/added, but anyways, I said it. however, the game is almost perfect.

  • nice clone

    you can do a lot of the stuff you can do in minecraft. A few bits are not completed yet, and spawning of animals and mobs is quite frequent. Especially watch out for skeletons, in the latest update they are more acurate and agressive with their arrows. There are lots of abandoned mines, other interesting things like underwater houses and shipwrecks. the jumping magma blocks in the nether are deadly. there's lots of things to do in survival mode. It's not complete, although you can get to the end zone through the end portal, once you've found it. There are things you can't use like honey, sugar on it's own, and copper has one use (lightning rod), but it is quite enjoyable. I've spent many hours exploring, building houses and mines, and am currently experimenting with redstone items. more information and examples (separate to looking up minecraft info) would be nice; but there is an in-game crafting help which is handy. having persistant animals is nice and an improvement on hamlets quest.

  • Super experience !!

    I'm new to this game (never played minecraft but already try "survivetest" from DuckGo) and i found it very nice, quite difficult for newbies like me XD (baby zombie and skeleton archer => i want to crushed tham Rrrrrr LoL) I'm playing it with my son and yesterday we tried to find the ender dragon ... sadly, it never appears in "the end (world)" ; his violet life bar disappear few seconds after we dig out to the surface ;-( We will try later anyway. Other bug that it's already known : baby animal go trought wall and sometimes when "pop" to adult age, stay locked in air => So almost impossible to grow more animal (i wanted lamp of many colors but it's quite a hard work) Thank you for this wonderful game !!!

  • Deservedly so

    Despite the large number of defects of unfinished objects - a very well-deserved top

  • The game is accurate enough to Minecraft

    Mineclone is quite a amazing game that can act like minecraft. I love how everything is similiar to it. But the problem i havee with it is about the mobs maybe they have to work more on mobs making their own api or something. Because mobs never tend to have enough intelligence. Also they spawn in wrong conditions in some cases like a trapped area like trees. They have to spawn in a much more different and efficent way. Other than that everything appears and does things same to minecraft 1.12

  • Please improve some stuff

    I was playing mineclone because I love minecraft building creations and displaying them but as soon as I summoned the villager it went outside his home at night and went far away it did not sleep like it should as in minecraft and please add the beacon to the game, I miss making laset gates and not to forget could you improve the sweet beries so that they can be planted as well as they can be eaten. ANd yes please add the left hand slot for shields and fireworks. I would love if you implemnt these things in Mineclone

  • Update

    Does wool blocks sound? if no add in this feature

  • The best minecraft *clone* for the open source game minetest

    When u like minecraft and want the environment and feeling of his big brother (minecraft) u should try out this (sub-)game. This (sub-)game is for beginner(s) the best choice.

  • Alguien me dice el mod que hace que las armas y herramientas se vean mas grandes?

    Alguien me dice el mod que hace que las armas y herramientas se vean mas grandes?


    From game mechanics to mob design to structures to items, this is basically one of my favorite modpacks for minetest--ever. The NPCs are also actually dangerous--like, they'll chase you, shoot you, sneak up, teleport, and in general just pose a really big threat that makes the game more challenging. (They're actually smart) There could be more structures, though--a deep dark would be sweet...

  • Its fun

    I'm broke and can't afford minecraft. Boom. Minetest

  • one of the best subgames for Minetest

    Mineclone 2 is really close to the MC experience, albeit too easy lately. nowadays the portals and all sorts of other structures and villages and freebies scattered all over the place and many times u can find them in a cluster, where u can see like 6 portals and other stuff within view of each other. this needs to be toned down.

    i really loved how the inventory screen looks on this video of mineclone 2 from https://youtu.be/UF4U_2fY0N8?t=10 10 secs point on this video, and would love to know how to do that on mine, and wonder why it's not the default, since it is already included. i know this because in singleplayer /grantme all changes the default inventory screen to how u see it in the video i linked to above. that's a much better, more MC like inventory screen/menu.

    keep up the good work y'all, Mineclone 2 is really phenomenal and getting better all the time.

  • great game

    Great game to play, even without mods. I would like it if redstone was functional just like minecraft redstone.

  • Is a great game an can be better that the original

    I don't speak Ebglish Theres so much time who i don't play Minecraft and when i play this game i remember the sensations who giveme,because of this i can really compare then but at play this game i have fun,but also believe is a bit sad who the best of Minetest games is a copy of Minecraft because of this i believe will be a good idea add also stuff from the conten made for this game, and option for the player for use the new content or just the original.

    Hace mucho tiempo que no juego Minecraft y cuando jugue este juego recorde la sensacion que me dio,debido a esto no puedo realmente compararlos pero al jugar me diverti,pero tambien creo que es un poco triste que uno de los mejores juegos del Minetest sea una copia de Minecraft debido ha esto creo que seria buena idea tambien incluir cosas del contenido hecho para este juego,y una opcion para usar el contenido nuevo o solo el original.

  • Help! Account Confirmation E-Mail Never Arrives for Codebase (Good Minecraft Alternative, Though)!

    I really am looking to get onto the git repository by the way. If someone could send it manually, that would be awesome. Thanks.

    I do not agree to Microsoft's terms of service for an Xbox account, and that's separated me from my family in terms of a game that's been with me for a long time. It's got a long way to go, but thank you.

  • Thumbs up from a noob

    Registered here just to say this looks and plays great.

  • Already has about half of 1.20

    It isn't a perfect clone, but it's better than Minecraft with its chat reporting feature. I do hope that it switches to a more modern mob API in the near future though.

  • El Mejor juego de Minetest, solo superado por MineClonia

    Muchos piensan que es como Minecraft, pero es mucho mejor.

    Solamente superado por MineClonia, que es igual pero incluye mas cosas y es mas estable, ademas MineClonia esta muy bien mantenido, MineClone no se mantiene, aunque reportes errorres no los corrigen, puedes ver algunas issues de reportes, con crashes que han sido reportados en MineClone y que han ignorado incluso cuando se les ofrecia la solución a ese crash, esto no ocurre en MineClonia.

    MineClone es Software Libre y eso permitira a todos extenderlo, con mods que Minecraft solo pudo soñar.

    Para hacer mods en Minecraft hizo falta que unos hackers crearan herramientas externas como Forge. Para hacer mods en MineClone tienes miles de herramientas disponibles y APIs. Todo lo que imagines lo podras hacer ;D

  • Excellent game

    It's a really fun game that keeps you entertained for hours, but I've noticed that my hunger bar doesn't go down no matter how many hours I'm playing. Is the original game like this or is it a bug?

  • Warped wood

    I love Mineclone but the warped wood is turquoise !



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