Minecraft coming to iPad, iPhone and Android later this year

Markus “Notch” Persson’s sandbox building game Minecraft, better known to some of you as the reason for having internet, is coming to iPhone, iPad and Android devices later this year.

Though there are plenty of unofficial Minecraft apps currently cluttering the app store, the Swedish developer has revealed that an official Mojang-approved version of the crazy successful cult hit is currently in development for iOS and Android. As if it weren’t already addictive enough, now you won’t have to let little things like walking the dog, going to school  or using the toilet stop you from completing your painstaking recreation of the audience placement during Kerri Strug’s 1996 Olympic Gold Medal-winning gymnastics routine.

Though Gamasutra reports that the pocket friendly versions won’t be getting all the same updates as the desktop versions, but rather “features that ‘make sense’ for the touch-screen platform,” it’s still pretty exciting news for fans of mining and crafting. Even more so when you consider the fact that the PC version hasn’t even been completed –  Minecraft has moved more than a million copies, and it’s still in beta.