Minecraft is an independent open-world video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus Persson. The game was officially released on November 18th, 2011. It is currently the number one best-selling PC game of all time and the third best-selling video game of all time (multi-platform).
The creative and building aspects of Minecraft allow players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting, and combat. Multiple 'gameplay modes' are available in the game, including a survival mode where the player must acquire resources to build the world and maintain health, a creative mode where players have unlimited resources to build and the ability to fly, and an adventure mode where players play custom maps created by other players.
In addition to the base game a wide variety of merchandise exists, such as clothing, foam pickaxes, and toys of creatures in the game. Lego Cuusoo approved a concept to bring the game into physical form in January 2012, and has since then released two sets based off the Nether and village areas of the game. A fourth Micro World set, the End, was released in June 2014. Six more sets will be available towards the end of 2014.
Over the years, the game has become available on a variety of game systems:
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Minecraft has become a favourite with youtube gamers and viewers alike, with and endless stream it seems of videos on it.
Popular Youtubers that play Minecraft;