Getting into development

There are several ways to get into development:

Core Team

Upstream repositories and official Windows packages are handled by the core team, consisting of a bunch of people who are much trusted to keep Minetest progressing in good condition. The core team is best contacted on IRC at #minetest-dev @ chat.freenode.net.

The core team is formed of people who have made great contributions to Minetest.

Contributions are approved if two members of the core team agree on them.

Project Structure

Minetest is distributed as an engine, combined with a couple of games. Upstream repositories can be found at https://github.com/minetest/.

For more information see the terminology or engine structure developer wiki pages.


All rules regarding to development

Reporting issues

Different things related to Minetest are maintained by different people, contacted in different ways. Here you can find where to report issues, bugs and any other kinds of problems regarding to each “product”.

People are generally available on freenode IRC, the Minetest Forums, GitHub and/or via email.

Programs and Services

Program People Responsible Source Issue Tracker
Minetest Engine Core devs Source Issues
Minetest Game Core devs Source Issues
Minetest Mapper Core devs Source Issues
Blender B3DExport Core devs Source Issues
Service People Responsible Source Issue Tracker
*.minetest.net DNS celeron55 n/a Contact celeron55. His approval is needed to host under minetest.net
www.minetest.net celeron55 Source Issues
forum.minetest.net celeron55 Theme Contact a moderator for concerns about content (Use "report this post" if possible)
wiki/dev.minetest.net celeron55 MediaWiki Ask for an account to edit or report issues on the forum
servers.minetest.net sfan5 Source Issues
content.minetest.net rubenwardy Source Issues
irc.minetest.net sfan5 Source Contact sfan5
Google Play nerzhul aka. nrzkt n/a Contact nerzhul


If you want to monetarily support Minetest, here's what you can do:

Tip celeron55

You can tip money to celeron55, to be mostly used for hosting of websites and overall maintenance effort on the project.

Tip celeron55's Minetest efforts

PayPal address: celeron55@gmail.com (Please note in the message that you're supporting Minetest in particular.)


Your favourite server or modder might accept tips too; make sure to check those out.