A community-driven open source Minecraft: Java Edition modding platform.



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There are a number of ways you can contribute to Sponge:


Are you a Java programmer? Want to contribute to the most ground-breaking project the Minecraft community has ever seen, or just love testing stuff to destruction and then writing long and detailed bug reports about it? Come get involved on GitHub!

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Coding isn't your thing but you love helping others, get a thrill from hammering out the perfect prose, or just love nit-picking other peoples' grammar? Our fearsome and frankly unstoppable documentation team will be delighted to induct you into their ranks of infamous brigands and cunning wordsmiths.



Looking for something more casual? Somewhere you can hang out with fellow Spongeoneers? Critique new plugin ideas and help people out with Sponge? Look no further than the Sponge Forums. Powered by Discourse to ensure just the right balance between awesome ease of use and terrifying addictiveness.

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SpongeVanilla is the implementation of the Sponge API on top of Vanilla Minecraft.


Recommended for running plugins without Forge mods.


SpongeForge is the implementation of the Sponge API on the Minecraft Forge platform.


Recommended for running plugins together with Forge mods.


SpongeAPI is the tool developers use to create plugins for the Sponge platform.


Recommended for plugin developers.


The purpose of the Sponge project is to create a plugin development framework for Minecraft: Java Edition. Sponge is being created by a global community, and its open-source nature means anyone can participate.

Sponge has been built from the ground up to enrich your Minecraft experience by allowing plugins to add functionality to Minecraft.

Most plugins developed with the Sponge API should work across several different versions of Minecraft without needing to be updated.

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