In the Tutorial, you start in a nice and cozy castle which has lot of explanatory signs and stuff to play around with. It covers all of the basic rules common to all games for Minetest like basic movement, mining, building, items, etc. Collect gold bars for completing each lesson. After completing this tutorial, you should be ready to play “real” games in Minetest. Have fun!

Principles of this tutorial:

  • Be generic, teach stuff which applies to pretty much all games/mods/etc.
  • Don't teach things that are too specific for any particular game, like Minetest Game

Note: This tutorial is made for the PC version of Minetest.



Do you recommend this game?

  • Fun and Beautiful

    As far as the tutorial content is concerned, I got pretty much what I expected. I really enjoyed the scavenger hunt mini-game though. The castle was well-made and had lots of fun nooks and crannies to discover.

    Although the tutorial says it's not MTG-specific, it does focus mainly on MTG-likes, especially around the crafting and smelting systems. It is still a good starting point for things like general movement, liquid mechanics, digging/building common to the majority of major games for this platform, so still a good choice for players who haven't yet found a game they want to invest time in.

  • Very helpful for beginners

    But must fix a command reference. In the tutorial it is said that the minimap view uses the "F9" key, but the correct one is the "V" key.

    You have fixed this, thank you!

    Can you enable the running mode (key "E") without fast? I can't run in this game... I have no patience to walk lol.

    I have found 8 diamonds, looking for the other 4. There's one you should use the apple snatcher!

    Cool dude, keep working on it!

  • Great, but problem with the translation into italian

    Great Minetest Tutorial! I can only read the first sign in Italian, the others are in English. Do you know why?


  • Helpful introduction for newcomers of the genre

    When I first discovered Minetest, I haven't played any game of that genre before and was like "What am I supposed to do?", putting random things in the craft-grid without effects and running in circles.

    The tutorial helped a lot to grab the basics and understant a bit more what can be done. Next is the craft guide to get the mandatory basic recipes.

  • It was good and challenging.

    It was good and challenging.

  • nice

    good for beginners,and also i learned things i didnt know :D

  • helpful for absolute minetest user

    This (sub-)game helps new user a lot and you can find secrets on the tutorial world!!!

  • Great way to learn minetest

    I've played minetest for about three years now, but I chanced on this tutorial recently and thought I'd try it out. It seems a great way for a beginner to learn. I have only one small complaint, and that is that the signs tend to get cut off on the right-hand side. Mostly not a problem, but there were a couple of places where I felt I was missing out on some info, so I thought I'd mention it.