The brainchild of Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson, Minecraft is one of the most played games in the world and for good reason.
It offers unparalleled levels of creativity for all those that play it, allowing gamers to build constructions out of textured cubes in a randomly generated 3D world.
The game doesn’t shy away from a challenge: it offers minimal guidance, perhaps to encourage creative design in ways not possible in similar sandbox games.
Minecraft literally lacks a boundary, endlessly growing as you explore its diverse landscape.
It invites you to mine, build and experiment, offering freedom that helps define it as one of the most original games you’ll ever play.
Its accessibility makes it an experience for all ages. Creative mode offers quick satisfaction, providing unlimited resources to build as you imagine: there are no restrictions.
The challenge comes in embracing Minecraft’s obsession with survivalism. Having unlimited resources is fun, but there’s no real incentive to actually mine the world.
Survival mode offers that challenge, with a one-life experience that literally puts all of your creative ideas on the line: if your character dies in the world, everything you’ve achieved will be gone.
Is it that survivalism that keeps people coming back to Minecraft? It’s definitely part of the reason.
Minecraft’s blend of addictive construction gameplay and an alive world make it a thoroughly memorable gaming experience.
The control scheme is easy and smooth, making interaction and cooperative gameplay feel natural in the world, as do the fascinatingly random buildings.
Minecraft is an inspirational gaming experience. It invites creativity, challenges ideas and celebrates crafting. As long as you’re open to its freedom, it’ll be open to your ideas.