After many strong coffees and sleepless nights, we are proud to announce that Minefold is open to the public. Anybody can now sign up and be playing Minecraft with their friends in minutes.
When we first started playing Minecraft, we didn’t want to worry RAM, slots, maintaining a server or even having to SSH into something. Not only was hosting your own server difficult, the way other server hosts charge you by how many people you want to play with you just didn’t gel with us.
So we scratched our itch.
With Minefold you only pay for the time you play. You can make and play in as many worlds as you want, but we charge everybody seperately. For the moment we have two plans: Pro for $12 a month where you can play for as long as you want and free, where you get to try Minefold out for 12 hours. We’re also looking at adding some more tiers between these two extremes soon enough.
Not only do we provide a better way to host your Minecraft worlds, but we also make it easier to interact with them. We’ve added realtime chat, so you can talk with your friends who are playing the game straight from the website. You can also go back and checkout what everybody was talking about while you were away. On top of that we’ve live maps so you can quickly show off your latest creations.
What this means for our fabulous beta users
We’ve had a fantastic group of people help us test out the system in it’s early stages. In fact, we’re so appreciative of them taking time out of their busy schedules to play Minecraft for us, we’re upgrading every alpha user who played to a pro account for free.
If you were in these the alpha (as we are now calling it), you may notice some of the features that you previously had have disappeared. Gone but not forgotten, they just need a little polish.
We’re really excited about where Minefold is going and judging by the response we’ve already have, so are you guys. We’re just getting started and have a bunch of great features coming up. Until then, lots of love.