Minecraft is a game chock-full of adventure, exploration and creativity where you survive in a world composed of blocks – similar to Legos – that you can move around however you like from a first-person point of view. Now, when we say 'however you like'—we really mean it. Collect blocks of any sort of material to use later for whatever you see fit. In this infinite realm, you can do everything from chipping off big chunks of stone to building a house, chopping down trees to craft furniture, or even putting together more complex projects like wells, statues, entire buildings, etc. Your only limit is your imagination, and as soon as you start, you'll realize that the options at your disposal are practically endless. Obviously, building things is only one part of Minecraft. The other part happens at nightfall, when monsters come out of their caves and the game becomes a proper survival horror title. It's then that you have to face off against giant spiders, skeletons, endermen, and other terrifying creepers. It's then that you'll make good use of your sword or bow and arrows. To survive in the world of Minecraft you'll need more than just your home with a bed, your sword, and a few tools. Explore the whole world, you'll find the best materials aren't always lying around in plain sight. And you'll definitely want to make good use of the huge freedom this game offers at all times. Minecraft was a smash indie success that has grown into a modern-day classic. And with good reason. This masterpiece by Notch has managed to worm its way into the hearts of millions of players.
FeaturesMinecraft in 2015: Still lots of life left in it
It might appear that the trail has gone cold and the scent of Minecraft is waning, but in fact there’s nothing further from the truth. After Microsoft’s acquisition of Mojang (Minecraft’s studio creator) for $2.5 billion last year, the numbers have continued to stack up: 20 million digital copies sold for the PC and Mac versions and more than 30 million of the Pocket version, not to mention the recent launch of a new version for Windows 10 and its interconnection between platforms. Without counting those who play the Free version, the number of Minecraft purchases has now topped the total population of Spain or Colombia.