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Frequently Asked Questions


MineAcademy teaches Java through video courses showing you how to program mods and games for Minecraft. We offer several different plans for Minecraft separately, together and for families.

Please note that all programs teach the fundamentals of Java programming language.

⤴️ Project Orion™

Project Orion teaches Java programming and the making of Minecraft plugins using  the Bukkit, Spigot and Paper platform.

🚀 Forge Mastery™

Forge Mastery teaches Java and the making of Minecraft mods using the Forge modding platform.

💪 NMS Advanced™

NMS Advanced teaches advanced programming concepts for Minecraft plugin development and is meant to be a next step after taking Project Orion.

Minecraft plugins are easier to make as they can only use existing assets of Minecraft. They are installed on the server and players do not need to edit their game to join it. 

The largest Minecraft server in the world use Minecraft plugins only, and this is the path we recommend for beginner coders.

To learn Minecraft plugin development, see Project Orion.

Minecraft mods can be installed on both the server and client and can introduce new game textures, menus, dimensions and advanced mechanics.

To learn moddding, see Forge Mastery.

Absolutely – the test server we teach to test your mods is run locally on your computer, so strangers and griefers cannot join your child’s server.

Additionally, our community employs over 6 moderators covering multiple time-zones to ensure compliance with our family-friendly rules.

We track the course completion based on the actual watch time, which you can track to the second in the Course dashboard.

Additionally, we gamified learning as the currency for progress. The more they’re doing, the more points they earn to unlock new content and learn further.

Our courses are designed by experienced teachers to meet an internationally recognized Computing curriculum.

Pricing & billing

MineAcademy doesn’t store any card details. They are all stored securely by our third-party payment provider Stripe, the same provider used by Facebook. Kickstarter, Instacart, and Deliveroo.

We bill for our services without accessing card details directly. You can also pay through PayPal for some of our plans.

We offer a 30 day refund policy for our annual and lifetime plans. This gives you a chance to try out our product with a safety net.

See our Terms of Service for full information on our refund policy.

You can cancel at any time simply by going to the Billing section in your Profile page and clicking Cancel. If you decide to reactivate you can do that on the same page.

If you have forgotten your password then you can reset your password here.

If you have forgotten your login email, simply contact us with your purchase receipt.


The course tutorials and community are accessed via a web browser – we recommend Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

You only need to download and install Minecraft and an app to write code in. Click here to see system requirements for Minecraft.

We will teach this step-by-step in the course using the free popular application IntelliJ IDEA. Click here to see system requirements for IntelliJ IDEA.

If you can run Minecraft without it slowing your computer down too much you’ll have no problems with MineAcademy!

We support the PC & Mac edition of Minecraft (otherwise known as the “Java” edition) – both desktops & laptops will work. This is the edition of Minecraft that has the best features for modding, and you can download Minecraft Java Edition from the Minecraft website here.

Unfortunately, we do not support coding on the Pocket & Windows 10 editions or any console editions of Minecraft – in short, any “Bedrock” edition of Minecraft is not compatible with MineAcademy – simply because they do not support the architecture for mods.

You can press the T key in a Minecraft world and type a chat message, you will typically see your username in the chat.

Alternatively, press the Tab key in a multiplayer Minecraft world to see your name listed there along with any other users in the world.

MineAcademy accounts are designed for one person.

The educational tracking and reward system won’t be able to keep track of more than one person at a time. You can of course host a Minecraft server for your friends so they can play with you, but they can’t code on your account without messing up your projects and your progress tracking.

If you’d like to have more than one MineAcademy account, you can purchase a Family plan, which gives you a maximum of 5 accounts you can register. They’re cheaper than paying for five separate accounts at only 50% extra!

We encourage using a computer for the best experience. You can use our coding interface on a tablet, but you will still need to have a copy of Minecraft for PC or Mac in order to use our Minecraft coding platform, so it’s best to stick with a computer.

While you could technically use an unofficial Minecraft launcher to play Minecraft and run the server in offline mode, also known as cracked, we encourage you to purchase Minecraft here.  

We support the main Java version of Minecraft, available on PC & Mac.

Coding & playing

Post in MineAcademy community or email us to report a problem and we will help as soon as possible.

We will teach you how to report issues and take screenshots easily in our courses.

Fully custom weapons, items and entities with unique textures require client modding, which you can learn about inside our Forge or Fabric courses that are available with all of our paid plans.

You can give existing weapons, items or mobs custom behaviors in all of our other courses easily, such as Bukkit/Spigot modding course, previously also known as Project Orion. It is also available with all of our paid plans.