Demo mode


The message displayed upon loading the demo world.

The demo mode is a demo version of Minecraft for users who have not purchased the game yet and would like to try it out first, designed to replace the functionality of the outdated PCPersonal Computer Gamer Minecraft demo The demo disc packaged with issue 214 of PC Gamer. See the outdated game demo. For the current demo, see Demo mode. The PC Gamer Minecraft Demo is a demo version of minecraft .

The demo version of Minecraft can be played free-of-charge by registering a Mojang account and logging into the Minecraft launcher Minecraft launcher Current version 2.0.934 Platforms The Minecraft launcher is the login and downloader front-end to the stand-alone client. It is responsible for downloading the main Java packages, including minecraft.jar, which holds the code and minecraft .


  • The demo mode can be played by both paid players and players which are trying out the game.
  • It is possible to install modifications on the demo version.
  • Servers can be started with the --demo flag (this is technically what the launcher does). Everyone who joins the server will see the demo message.
  • If you try to play a demo version prior to 1.3 from the launcher using a non-premium account, you will be able to play the full version.
  • Typing in "North Carolina" in the seed screen of the full version will give the same world seed.
  • If you exit the game without clicking "Save & Quit", the game will not save.
  • If you transferred your Minecraft shortcut and directory to another hard drive/disc/etc., it will still be in the demo version, and your previous worlds will not appear.
  • (Prior to 1.9) You can access the server list by enabling cheats and teleporting yourself past the edge of the world in creative Pixel art and other creations made in Creative mode. "Sandbox" redirects here. For a place to test edits to this wiki, see Minecraft Wiki:Sandbox. Creative mode is one of the main game modes in Minecraft. minecraft . You can`t join servers due to an invalid session.



The demo version functionally serves to allow players to try out the game before making the decision to buy Minecraft. It allows players to play on a single world for a 100 minutes (5 in-game days) period, before the map is locked, and required to be reset.

While the demo version does not expire, it comes with certain restrictions, as its sole purpose is to allow new players to try out Minecraft.

Java Edition

Console Edition

A demo version of the Console Edition Console Edition Author(s) Mojang AB 4J Studios Platform(s) Written in C++ Latest version Xbox 360 - TU53 Xbox One - CU43 PS3 - 1.51 PS4 - 1.50 PSVita - 1.51 Wii U - Patch 23 minecraft is available on all consoles but Wii U. The console edition demo has the following restrictions:

Pocket Edition

Windows 10 Edition


Official releaseAnnounce Minecraft 1.0 Starting version 1.0.0 (Nov. 18th, 2011) Latest version 1.12 Paid Yes Website See the official release of Minecraft for the PC. For the version, see 1.0.0. For the first minecraft
1.3.1 1.3.1 Release date Aug. 1, 2012 Development versions View all Snapshots 12w15a 12w16a 12w17a 12w18a 12w19a 12w21a 12w21b 12w22a 12w23a 12w23b 12w24a 12w25a 12w26a 12w27a 12w30a 12w30b 12w30c 12w30d 12w30e Pre-releases 1.3-pre 1.3.1-pre Download Client minecraft 12w16a 12w16a Type Snapshot Release date Apr. 19, 2012 1] Snapshot for 1.3.1 Download Client Server .exe ◄◄ 1.2.5 ◄ 12w15a 12w17a ► 1.3.2 ►► See the computer edition. For other editions, see minecraft Demo mode added. During the snapshot releases, minecraft.jar must be launched directly with -demo parameter.
1.3.2 1.3.2 Release date Aug. 16, 2012 Development versions Pre-releases 1.3.2-pre Download Client (.json) Server ◄◄ 1.3.1 1.4.2 ►► See the computer edition. For other editions, see Version history (disambiguation). 1.3.2 was mainly minecraft Users can play the demo mode in the browser.
1.6.2 1.6.2 Release date Jul. 8, 2013 1] Development versions Pre-releases 1.6.2-pre Download Client (.json) Server Other editions of 1.6.2 Java Edition Beta ◄◄ 1.6.1 1.6.4 ► 1.7.2 ►► See the computer edition. minecraft The latest launcher version (1.3.4) allows players who have not yet bought Minecraft to play the game`s demo.
1.12 1.12 Official name World of Color Update 1] Release date Jun. 7, 2017 Development versions View all Snapshot 17w06a 17w13a 17w13b 17w14a 17w15a 17w16a 17w16b 17w17a 17w17b 17w18a 17w18b Pre-release 1.12-pre1 1.12-pre2 1.12-pre3 1.12-pre4 1.12-pre5 minecraft 17w13b 17w13b Type Snapshot Release date Mar. 31, 2017 Snapshot for 1.12 Download Client (.json) Server ◄◄ 1.11.2 ◄ 17w13a 17w14a ► 1.13 ►► See the computer edition. For other editions, see Version minecraft The startup message was changed to say "Check the advancements for hints" instead of "Check the achievements for hints"
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.2.1 A demo version was released, but was never updated and was eventually removed from app stores.
0.12.0 This version was released in the Windows Store for the Windows 10 Edition Windows 10 Edition Author(s) Mojang AB Platform(s) Written in C++ Latest version 1.1.2 Released Digital - Windows Store Jul. 29th, 2015 Rating(s) ESRB: E10+ 1] PEGI: 7+ 2] DEJUS: 10 3] Size 199.66 - 204.15 minecraft , including its Trial/Demo version.