Minecraft is available on a number of platforms like Android, Windows, Linux, iOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Java Platform, Java applet, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, Xbox One and more.
If you are thinking that the super amazing world of technology has only gadgets to offer, then it would surely be a big understatement. How can we not mention the endless and useful apps world which is burgeoning with each passing day? But wait, this is not all, as there are some brilliant games out there on the various platforms like android, iOS, Xbox, Play station and so on for the gamers. There are many kinds of games falling in various categories like puzzles, action games, adventure, science fiction, racing, sports, music and many more. One game which has grabbed immense popularity and this name immediately strike the minds of the gamers by very mention of the term block game, is none other than Minecraft.
Minecraft has taken the game world by storm ever since debut of its full release version in 2011 (the developmental alpha version of Minecraft was released in the year 2009) and originally created by Markus “Notch” Persson, this sandbox indie video game is presently the rockstar of block games. For the gamers, Minecraft has loads of options in the form of different variants so that they can enjoy these to their hearts content. Minecraft could be played on majority of the platforms and it could be played as a single player along with multiplayer option.
Minecraft is a creative game in which players are permitted to build constructions which are from the textured cubes that are there in this game. The best part is the 3D procedurally generated world which works as a background for this building game and offers ultimate fun to the gamers. The environment which Minecraft offers to the players is an open-ended one and other aspects of this popular game cover exploration, combat as well as crafting and gathering resources.
The environment of this game though not story based, allows creating of structures and items along with activities like ore mining, collecting resources which are available in this game for the purpose of creation of new blocks and combating with hostile mobs. Survival mode, creative mode and adventure modes are found in this game. The distinctiveness of Minecraft lies in absence of precise goals but the huge amount of freedom that the players get as to how to go about with this game along with an achievement system. Minecraft could be played in first person (default mode) and also in mode of third person. The gamer has to break and place the blocks.
Natural resources in the game’s environment are required to be collected so as to craft particular blocks in the survival mode of Minecraft. This mode has monsters which gamers have to protect themselves from these. This adventure packed mode has a feature called health bar, and as it gets attacked by monsters, it gets depleted. Various items like armour, swords and so on could be crafted in this mode. In this mode there are limitations to the number of times which could be carried by players due to the inventory system. Access to all of the resources as well as items which are there in the game are available to the players in creative mode and this mode is great for creating big projects and in this mode players can fly freely around the world of the game. User crafted custom maps along with adventures are the highlights of adventure mode. Interaction along with communication on a single world is available in the multiplayer on this game which is through player hosted services.
This brilliant and entertaining game has been a recipient of multiple awards and has attracted millions of gamers.