Reason: The Pocket Edition playable E3 demo is a distinct version from the other pre-release build(s) seen in pre-release footage and screenshots. This page actually used to be called pre-release and documented the pre-release footage version(s) (for example, before it mentioned that it had the rose, which was in the screenshot/footage builds, while the playable demo as seen here shows the cyan flower and the page has been updated to reflect this), but it looks like that has changed. However, there should definitely be a seperate page for the pre-release version(s), especially as a lot of info that was previously here has now been lost due to this change.
Minecraft - Pocket Edition Demo was the first known developmental version of Minecraft: Pocket Edition. This version was never publicly released, but was playable at the Electronic Entertainment Expo of 2011 and given to many individuals for private testing and showcasing.
- Grass Block
- Wood planks
- Block of Diamond
- Block of Gold
- Block of Iron
- Sugar Cane
- Inventory hotbar had a smaller look and could handle 9 items.
- Blocks in the item form use their own block texture (if there are several, then side texture).
- The rose was going to be identical to Java's rose, but has been replaced with a cyan texture because of hardware issues.
- The first internal version only had an ASCII renderer.
- Gameplay footage: "Minecraft - Pocket Edition on Xperia Play" – Minecraft on YouTube, May 25, 2011
- "Minecraft - Pocket Edition on Xperia Play" – Minecraft on YouTube, May 25, 2011
- "@Michaeldz360 The cyan flowers was an attempt to get rid of a hardware-related problem. We don't plan to add them to the PC version" – @jeb_ on Twitter, June 9, 2011
- "Pocket Edition is 5 years old!" – Minecraft.net, December 2, 2016