A Rare Version Of Minecraft Has Been Rediscovered Ten Years Later

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Over ten years after its release, a rare early version of Minecraft was thought to have disappeared. Minecraft Alpha 1.1.1 was released in September 2010 for the original Java Edition. It was only available for three hours. Gaming archivists have now found it again.



Over the years, there have been hundreds upon hundreds of Minecraft versions. minecraft servers Fans have meticulously collected and archived a lot of them to preserve. One version, Alpha 1.1.1, also known as Seecret Saturday was believed to be lost. It introduced fishing rods as well as infiltrating into Minecraft. However it was discovered to have a game-breaking bug which made the screen completely gray. Version 1.1.2 was released within hours.



@lunasorcery, through Kotaku, told the whole story of its re-discovery on Twitter. As Luna explains that Alpha 1.1.1 was a cult or even a holy grail of the Minecraft archiving Discord Omniarchive and nobody of them had ever expected to find it.



Someone stumbled across one of Luna's old tweets and asked her about it. She later discovered a backup of minecraft.jar that was the same date as Alpha 1.1.1's release on September 18, 2010. Luna confirmed that the file was Alpha 1.1.1 and posted about it on Omniarchive and then took it down.



So I made a post in Omniarchive and it would be overstated for me to say that some people were noticing.



Based on the reactions, the reality of the magnitude of this is begins to sink in. I literally start shaking.