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Voxelands is a sandbox construction game based on Minetest 0.3, which was inspired by earlier "voxel world" games such as Infiniminer. Gameplay puts players in a fully destructible 3D game world where they can place and dig numerous types of blocks, items and creatures using a variety of tools. Inside the game world players can build structures, artworks and anything else their creativity can think of on multiplayer servers and singleplayer worlds across multiple game modes.




Voxelands requires:

  • the standard C++ library
  • irrlicht
  • freetype
  • openAL
  • vorbisfile
  • ogg
  • zlib
  • cmake
  • make
  • g++ (or other C++ compiler)
  • bzip2
  • jpeg
  • libxml2



Install dependencies. Here's an example for Debian/Ubuntu:

sudo apt install build-essential libirrlicht-dev cmake libbz2-dev zlib1g-dev libfreetype6-dev libpng-dev libjpeg-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev libopenal-dev libxxf86vm-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libsqlite3-dev libxml2-dev

You can install Git for easily keeping your copy up-to-date. If you dont want Git, read below on how to get the source without Git.

Download source (this is the URL to the latest of source repository, which might not work at all times) using Git:

git clone
cd voxelands

Download source, without using Git:

tar xf master.tar.gz
cd voxelands


Build a version that runs directly from the source directory:

make -j$(nproc)
  • Use cmake . -LH to see all CMake options and their current state.
  • If you want to install it system-wide (or are making a distribution package), you will want to use -DRUN_IN_PLACE=FALSE.
  • You can build a bare server by specifying -DBUILD_SERVER=TRUE.
  • You can disable the client build by specifying -DBUILD_CLIENT=FALSE.
  • You can select between Release and Debug build by -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=<Debug or Release>.
    • Debug build is slower, but gives much more useful output in a debugger.


Some buildings errors are currently known. If the building occured an error, it might be one of them:

Crash when building with translation.

Error :

[  2%] Linking CXX static library libcguittfont.a
[  2%] Built target cguittfont
make: *** [Makefile:152 : all] Erreur 2

Git issue: #19

Possible fixes:

  1. Change your default build language to english: (Add the sudo keyword for ubuntu-based devices) apt-get install language-pack-en dpkg-reconfigure locales

  2. Delete translations files by simply deleting the po folder.

The -DRUN_IN_PLACE CMake option doesn't work.

Git issue: #19

This error is fixed since the version 2404 of Voxelands. If you get them, check if the dowloaded version is the good one.


Simply run ./bin/voxelands from any console/terminal.


Controls can be set in the Settings tab of the main menu

Button Action
W, S, A, D Walk forward, backward, left, and right
Mouse Look / Aim
Mouse wheel Change wielded item
1 through 8 Change wielded item
Right Mouse Button Place item
Left Mouse Button Dig / Punch / Attack
Shift Sneak
Space Jump
R Move Up (ladders, swimming, flying)
F Move Down (ladders, swimming, flying)
E Run
I Enter inventory
Q Examine pointed block
H Use item in hand
T Talk / commands
K Toggle fly mode
F1 Hide / show hud
F2 Hide / show chat
F3 Disable / enable fog
F4 Disable / enable camera update
F5 Toggle through debug information
F6 Toggle through profiler
F12 Take a screenshot



Voxelands is licensed under the GPLv3 or later.

Copyright (c) 2022-2022 Mikita Wisniewski

Copyright (c) 2013-2016 Lisa 'darkrose' Milne

Forked from Minetest 0.3.x

Copyright (c) 2010-2011 Perttu Ahola

See commits history for all contributors.

Textures, Sounds, and Models:

This does not apply to packs made by others.

Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)

To satisfy the attribution clause, any project using Voxelands' assets must provide a prominent notice as part of each of said project's credits notices (such as in documentation, on a website, and/or any other credits screen associated with the project) showing both the CC-BY-SA licensing, the ownership by Voxelands of the asset, and a link to the Voxelands' project at

Artists include:

  • sdzen
  • darkrose
  • sapier
  • Tom Peter
  • Telaron
  • juskiddink

With special thanks to


Voxelands is under active development, the latest updates can be found at