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Free Unofficial Versions
These versions require no premium account and have all three single-player modes: Survival, Hardcore and Creative. They also receives updates, allows username changes, and supports multiplayer on unofficial servers. You can download the latest version (1.7.9) with a BitTorrent client, or play from your browser with an older version (1.5.2).
If you are concerned about playing unofficial versions, relax. The game’s original developer, Notch, suggested a different way to play the game. This is great news, especially for players who can’t afford a premium account just yet.
The official version requires players to purchase a premium account for $26.95. Players are required to login their premium account in order to play the game. It offers the same features as the free unofficial versions except you can connect to any server, whether it’s official or unofficial. You also get bonus features like customized skins and more.
Once you played Minecraft without paying for it, you might feel inclined to pay for the game. If you enjoyed your free sessions, please support its hardworking developers by purchasing a premium account.
Demo Version (Single-player)
Register an account with Mojang first to try the official demo version on your browser. This version only has Survival mode and doesn’t have the other two modes. There is also a 100 in-game hour limit (roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes of real time).
Classic Version (Singleplayer & Multiplayer)
No account is required—just go to the official Minecraft Classic site to begin playing. This version is basically a downgraded Creative mode where players start with a smaller selection of blocks to build with. It is no longer updated or supported, but it has a decent server list for multiplayer.
Note: Players report that the menu will pop up randomly when left-clicking. You may need to downgrade to Java 6 to solve this issue.