Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang Studios. Markus “Notch” Persson created it in the Java programming language and released it as a public alpha for computers in 2009. Around November 2011, Jens Bergensten took over the development and officially released it. Since then it has been ported to various other platforms and became the best selling video game of all time. It sold over 200 million copies and has 126 million monthly users as of 2020.
Players are supposed to explore a blocky procedurally-generated 3D world and do some activities to survive. These include extracting raw materials, craft tools and build structures.
It has been critically acclaimed, winning several awards and is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential video games of all time.
How can I play the full game? Can I play it for free?
The full game is available on the Minecraft Website. Free demo versions of Minecraft can be installed in your computer or phone, but to play the entire game, you will have to buy it. There is no legal way of getting Minecraft for free. Downloading pirated versions is against the law.
Is Minecraft good for kids? What are the other games like Minecraft?
Yes. Minecraft is suitable for kids because it is educational, and it enhances creativity. It encourages problem solving, self-direction and collaboration. It teaches a lot of skills to kids while keeping them entertained.
Even though Minecraft is one of the biggest games in the world, it has not changed much since its release. Some of the best games that are similar to it which you can play for a change are:
- Don’t Starve
- Lego Worlds
Most of these are considered clones to Minecraft but have differences which are worth looking at.