Minecraft was created originally mostly by indie developer Marcus “Notch” Persson. It is now published by Mojang studios and was released in 2009. Despite its humble beginnings, the game has now progressed hugely onto becoming one of the most popular video games ever created, pushing over 200 million sales worldwide.
Minecraft is a block based game that features two core gamemodes titled “creative” and “survival.” Survival mode is the most popular of the two and is the original gamemode created by the founding developer, Notch. In Minecraft survival, players are spawned into a blocky world, here they must gather and utilize resources from the environment around them in order to not only survive, but thrive.
The game was at first developed exclusively for PC, however with its unparalleled growth and Mojang’s acquisition by a corporate giant like Microsoft, the game was quickly brought onto editions supporting Xbox, Playstation, mobile, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo DS, PS vita and Wii U.
Minecraft multiplayer mode is extremely popular, especially on Java edition. On this version, 3rd party Minecraft servers are free to modify the code of the game, allowing for a variety of exciting new gameplay features and game modifications. The biggest Minecraft servers house thousands of players at once and boast years of server uptime. Some of the absolute best servers to play can be found here.
Although the game is over 10 years old, Minecraft still receives a myriad of new content on a regular basis. Currently, the latest release of the game is version 1.16. This version was dubbed the “nether update” and featured an overhaul to the current Nether (underworld) region featured in the game.
Minecraft can be downloaded from the mojang website, or the online game store of any supported platform, such as the Xbox, Nintendo or Playstation stores.