First look at MATTIS

Earlier today Daniel Kaplan released a screen shot for the new Minecraft Advance Touch Technology Interface System (MATTIS). No details have been given on how it will work but, it appears to be a dynamic list that can expand and collapse. More information about MATTIS is expected to surface in the coming weeks.

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MATTIS Preview

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition update

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Daniel Kaplan announced via twitter this morning the release of a new update to     Minecraft : Pocket Edition. Version 0.2.1 boast changes to the control and flying systems. Below are the official release notes from Mojang site.

  • New controller option – Split Touch Controls. This is option may be more suitable for those with bigger screens (hello tablets!). You got a cross hair and the right half of the screen lets you rotate the camera. Touch to place block, hold down to remove blocks. Just like you did before 🙂
  • Flying is changed; ascend/descend by sliding from the center button to the up/down button
  • Pigs are added to Survival Mode
  • Bug fixes

Mojang has also stated that the majority of the next update will involve MATTIS     (Minecraft Advanced Touch Technology Interface System) No specific details about MATTIS have been released yet but, the Mojang team hints that more information will be coming soon.

Weekly review

Notch and the Mojang team wins Special Award from BAFTA for excellence in the field of video games.

Notch spends the greater half of the week trying to decide to wear his trademark hat to the event. (He did, but took it off when receiving award.)

Minecraft: Pocket Edition releases newest patch featuring new improved control features for tablets.

Mojang hints at new interface system for Pocket Edition called MATTIS (Minecraft Advance Touch Technology Interface System) but, have not yet given any details about it.

Jens spends his week in Vegas on vacation.

Mojang releases a slew of new avatar items for Xbox360 players as they wait for Minecraft to be released on the console.