So not too long ago, we reported that Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson expressed his feelings on having his hit sandbox game appear on Windows 8. We also chimed in with our humble opinion on his feelings about Windows 8. Needless to say, it doesn't sound like that there will be any way Minecraft will become available on the Windows Store (although desktop users of Windows 8 will likely be able to run it just fine).
That doesn't mean that Minecraft fans who want to use the "Modern" UI of Windows 8 will be completely free of Minecraft-based content. It appears that an enterprising developer has made not one but several free Windows 8 apps that are designed to be tutorials on how to play the game.
The developer's name is Elgin Lee and he has been quite busy, launching apps such as Minecraft Basics, which, as you might guess from the title, serves as an introduction to playing the game. Lee has also launched apps such as Minecraft Mobs, which offers users a list of the "mobs" (the game's term for monsters) in Minecraft.
Lee has also made a Windows 8 app which lists a number of Minecraft recipes that gamers can use to create the in-game items. Finally, the same app creator has made an app for the various enhancements in Minecraft.
While these apps are just free tutorials for playing Minecraft, they could be helpful for Windows 8 users who want to go ahead and download the game to purchase for the desktop UI.
Source: Minecraft Basics | Image via Elgin Lee