Manic Digger

Manic Digger 2.0

Manic Digger is an open-source implementation of block-building games
3.5  (11 votes)
2.0 (See all)
ExE Productions

Originally developed as a tool for Minecraft, Manic Digger has developed into a standalone game with a numerous and active player community. This captivating block building game will allow you to reshape the entire world that you play in with the materials in your inventory and with the ones that you craft.

Although it is in many ways similar to Minecraft, Manic Digger has several features which make it standout from its much more popular peer. Firstly, this game is distributed under an open-source license, so people with programming skills can bring their own input to the program. Another interesting development is given by the mods that are currently being built. These allow the players to turn this game into a shooter, a farming simulator, a mining simulator etc.

Furthermore, another unique trait is brought by the “cheats” that Manic Digger not only embeds, but also advertises. The program will allow you to change your movement speed, so that you don’t waste too much time and even move freely on the map (no clip), without having to avoid any kind of obstacles.

There are many other advantages that the Manic Digger players will enjoy. The game allows you to customize the keys that you are using and the graphical options, offers a 3rd person view and automatically saves your progress. Moreover, one of the things that I found to be extremely useful is the compass, which will come in really handy when you are trying to navigate your way around the map.

In conclusion, Manic Digger is a captivating game that you will probably enjoy. Although it has big lacks in the graphics department, the in-game freedom that the application provides and the ability to play with other people, make it worth trying out.

Sean O'Reilly
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Review summary


  • The game gives you total freedom to reshape every aspect of the map
  • You can play with other people over the Internet
  • It offers multiple mods
  • It provides "cheats"


  • The graphical design of the game is below average
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