This year, Microsoft bought MinecraftEdu and publicized, it would be re-purposing the sandbox planner as an learning instrument in the outward appearance of Minecraft: Education Edition.

Now, subsequent to a beta program featuring more than 100 schools from 30 countries, the early access edition of the game has been made accessible for free for educators around the world.

The game lets a classroom of up to 30 students play in the same world without the need for a different server, and features a series of example curriculum to facilitate teachers be aware of how to efficiently put together the game into the school surroundings.

For more information, including how to download the game, check out the full announcement on the Education Edition website.