Experience the Thrill of Minecraft Classic: Play for Free Without Installation

"Minecraft Classic," an edition that can be played for free without the need for any installations. All you need is a laptop or computer (PC)
"Illustration of Minecraft Alpha Version (Kotaku)"
"Illustration of Minecraft Alpha Version (Kotaku)"


Minecraft Classic, the immensely popular game that has sold a staggering 238 million copies as of April 2021, has captured the hearts of gamers worldwide. Typically, players need to purchase the game for $29.99 in the United States (around Rp 448,000) on PC and Nintendo Switch, Rp 279,000 on PlayStation 4, Rp 260,000 on Xbox, Rp 109,000 on Android devices, and Rp 119,000 on iOS. However, alongside the paid versions, Minecraft also offers "Minecraft Classic," an edition that can be played for free without the need for any installations. All you need is a laptop or computer (PC), a web browser, and an internet connection.

Exploring Minecraft Classic

If you're not familiar with it, Minecraft Classic is the original version of Minecraft, initially launched in 2009. The classic edition has been available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for a while, requiring users to have Java programming software installed. However, in 2019, to commemorate the game's 10th anniversary, the developers at Mojang released a free browser-based version called "Classic." As the original version, it comes with limited features. For example, the survival mode is absent in this older version, allowing players to only experience the creative mode, where they can build structures and more.

How to Play Minecraft Without Installation

To try out Minecraft Classic, simply visit the official website by following the link provided. Please note that you must access the website using a PC browser to play the game. If you attempt to open the link on a mobile device, you'll encounter a message saying, "Sorry! This version of Minecraft requires a keyboard. Please try again on another device."

If accessed through a PC browser, users will be taken directly to the main page, where they can choose a username. If you want to play with friends, you can copy the link from the top of the screen and share it with them. Each game session can accommodate up to nine players, allowing you to enjoy the original edition of this sandbox game together.

Getting Started and Exploring the World

On the initial menu, users are presented with a short tutorial on how to place and destroy blocks. Left-clicking the mouse or touchpad is used to place or destroy blocks, while right-clicking allows you to choose between the two actions mentioned earlier. This mechanism differs from the modern version of Minecraft, where left-clicking is used for mining blocks and right-clicking is used for placing blocks. After reading the quick tutorial, you can immediately start exploring the world of Minecraft Classic using the WASD keys to move and the spacebar to jump. For more extensive controls, press the "Escape" key on your keyboard, then navigate to the "Options" menu within the game and select "Controls."

Enhanced Gameplay and Interactions

In Minecraft Classic, you can chat with other players by pressing the "T" key, activate fog with the "F" key, save locations using the "Enter" key, and teleport to saved locations using the "R" key. Additionally, the "B" key allows you to select from a total of 32 available blocks, which is significantly fewer than the 830 blocks in the current version of Minecraft as of May 2023.

If you find the default controls less comfortable, you can click on the respective option and choose a new key to use. As previously mentioned, Minecraft Classic only offers the "Creative Mode" and does not include the "Survival Mode." However, according to KompasTekno, we can still unleash our creativity by building various structures in Creative Mode. It's worth noting that this creative mode does have limitations, such as the lack of a free-flying feature, making the construction process more challenging, especially for users who wish to erect large and towering structures. Once you've finished exploring the existing world, you can press the "Escape" key and select "Generate Level" to open a new world.

However, it's important to note that any structures you've built in Minecraft Classic won't be saved, as reported by KompasTekno citing MakeUseOf on May 28, 2023.


Minecraft Classic provides an opportunity for players to experience the origins of the beloved game without any installation requirements or costs. By visiting the official website and accessing it through a PC browser, you can dive into the world of Minecraft Classic and unleash your creative potential. While it may have certain limitations compared to the modern version, the joy of building and exploring remains intact. So, grab your keyboard and embark on an adventure in the blocky universe of Minecraft Classic, where the only limit is your imagination.

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