"Mineshafter" is available for free download on Mineshafter.info/downloads. "Mineshafter" is a free alternative to using the main "Minecraft" online services that allows users to customize their characters with skins and capes, but these are only visible to other "Mineshafter" users.
"Mineshafter" is a hacked and edited version of the popular online game "Minecraft." "Mineshafter" is not supported by Mojang, the company who developed and released "Minecraft," and is generally frowned upon by players who purchased "Minecraft."
Both games center on gathering materials and crafting tools to survive in different environments. The gameplay is praised for its open world, sandbox style.