The game is a sandbox (a game where the player has the facility to make, adjust, or terminate their atmosphere) developed by Sweden gaming developer named Markus Persson in 2011.
It is an enjoyable game that gives the gamer the ability to create 3D generated Blocks to create anything within their respective world. All depends on the player’s creativity and what they bring to the table.
The game also offers lots of other activities such as exploration, collection of resources, player to player combat and crafting, among other things.
Minecraft is a world’s best selling video game and got many awards due to its creativity from not only gaming industry organizations but educational institutions as well.
It has also been reused in scholastic environments (Game’s Educational Version), particularly in the land of computing structures, as computer-generated simulated worlds and hardware platforms have also been constructed with it.
Minecraft is an addictive game that contains many modes for single-players which the player’s usually enjoy but I think the game shines more in the multiplayer environment. The game’s multiplayer mode seems very strict as the players must maintain their health by building houses and other resources to outlast other players. The creative mode gives the players unlimited resources and the ability to fly.
It lets the players play on different customized plots shaped by former game players online; provided some limitations of course. The spectators mode of course lets the player view other players without being affected by collisions, gravity, environmental factors and the ability to create or destroy anything as the name suggests.
The game literally has no end goal except giving the players the freedom on choosing how to play their game. Gameplay is the First-person View mode by default.
There is, however, an achievement system as well.
Game world is primarily comprised of 3D blocks namely Mud, Dirt, Lava, Trees, Tree Trunks, Ice, Ores, Minerals, Soil and Water.
The central gameplay circles around gathering up and employing these items. These blocks are organized in a 3D grids, although players can move around the worlds. Players can do “mining” of the blocks and then place them somewhere else, allowing them to shape things.
During the gameplay players are able to move freely in the game world, gather numbers of resources and kill numbers of non-playable characters called “mobs”; these can be villagers, animals and different kinds of hostile creatures.
All the passive mobs can be hunted for food and creating materials. They spawn in the daytime, while all the hostile mobs spawn during nighttime.
Some hostile mobs such as zombies, drowned and skeletons, burn under the sun if they have no headgear. Other creatures within Minecraft include the creeper and the enderman.
It also has variants of mobs that spawn in different conditions such as zombies that have husk variants that spawn in deserts.
The game contains five gaming styles. They are as follows; creative, adventure, spectator, hardcore and survival.
It also has a variable strain system of 4 levels. Like the peaceful difficulty where enemies don’t pop-up and then there is the nightmare difficulty where the player may die of starvation if the hunger bar is depleted.
In Survival Mode, the Players will have to gather resources in order to build shelter for environmental and mob attacks. The players will also have a health bar which will deplete over time if food and rations are not provided in a timely manner.
In this style, Players will have access to all the game resources in their inventory, which they can add or remove instantly. The Creative game mode helps players in building bigger or large scale projects; testing their creativity.
In the Adventure mode, gameplay is very similar to survival mode but has some restriction like requiring players to collect certain resources to build the required items for game progression. This mode was established very late in the game to allow players to test crafting and map the editor functions within the game.
In Spectator mode, players can’t touch or intermingle with other players but they can observe their activities as their tactics. It’s like a free to play game where the player can also fly without the effect of rocks or other cosmic entities killing them
In 2012, a Lego set for Minecraft was released by the company which sold millions of replicas within the time span of a year.
The set contained the typical game character and Minecraft block and a crawler. The set was named “Micro World”.
The company submitted the concept to Micro World in 2011, quickly generating about 10,000 votes by users, encouraging Lego to move forward with the idea.
Mojeng (company that published Minecraft) joined forces with Jinx Company, which is an online gaming products store, to retail Minecraft products which included gaming characters, pickaxes and other gaming blocks.
Over a hundred thousand units of the game sold in 2014, making a huge land mark for the company which included bags, toys and figurines.
By the end of 2014, Mojeng collaborated with Egmont Groups for publishing Minecraft children’s book, posters and other readable content for them.
The original Minecraft can run on almost all the platforms such as Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac. But other versions like Minecraft Pocketbook Edition, Classic, 4k and Education edition solely worked on PC’s.
This was an older version now has no updates. It has no modes and is free to play.
This is a simplified version of Minecraft Classic, the players are restricted to only placing and destroying the blocks; but comes in High Definition.
Minecraft Educational Edition
An edition of Minecraft made exactly for education institutions. It was released on November 1st, 2016. It contains a Chemistry Resources Pack, free lessons plan on the Minecraft’s Educational site, & two (2) free acquaintance applications called Code Connections and Classroom Modes.
Minecraft Minimum System Requirements
- Processor: Intel’s Core i3 3210 3.2 GHz or above
- Memory: 4 GB
- Graphics Card: Intel’s HD 4000 Graphic Drivers with Nvidia Ge-force 400 Series
- HDD: At minimum 1 GB for game essential, charts and other files
- OS: 64-bit Windows 10, MAC SIERRA AND any LINUX
Minecraft Recommended System Requirements
- Processor: Intel Core i5 4690 3.2 Ghz equivalent or Higher
- Memory: 8 GB
- Graphic Card: Ge-Force 770 Series (without combined chipsets) with Open GL 4.5
- HDD: 4 GB (SSD is suggested)
- OS: 64-bit Windows 10, MAC SIERRA AND any LINUX