Minecraft has entered beta as of this week. Unfortunately, as I write this, there’s a bug that won’t allow it to launch in MacOSX. My son, who was so freaking excited about the new changes, can’t play and probably won’t be able to play until the new year, considering.
Still, it’s a cool game, even if I did lose my diamond sword and pick because an errant swing of my pick brought lava down onto me, killing me in a blink and destroying everything I was carrying.
The price has gone up now that it’s in beta, but you should check it out anyway… although maybe give them a chance to work out a couple of bug fixes.