|Genre||Strategy, Action, Adventure, Building|
|Created by||Markus "Notch" Peerson|
|Developed by||Mojang, AB|
|Available for||PC, Mac, Linux, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Portable devices (Pocket Edition)|
|Language(s)||English (other language support)|
|Currently on Version||1.8.3|
|Downloads||Over 21,000,000 as of November 1, 2015|
Minecraft is a sandbox indie video game written in Java originally created by Markus "Notch" Persson, and now maintained by his company, Mojang AB. It is heavily inspired by Infiniminer, an old sandbox game with a blocky look. Minecraft focuses on allowing the player to explore, interact with, and modify a dynamically-generated map made of one-cubic-meter-sized blocks. The map Simburbia by Jigarbov and others is made for this game.
In addition to blocks, the environment features plants, mobs, and items. Some activities in the game include mining for ore, fighting hostile mobs, and crafting new blocks and tools by gathering various resources found in the game. The game's open-ended model allows players to create structures, creations and artwork on various multiplayer servers or their own single player maps.
Other features include redstone circuits for logic computations and remote actions, minecarts and tracks, and a mysterious underworld called the Nether. Ultimately, the completely optional goal of the game is to travel to an alternate dimension called the End, and defeat the Ender Dragon.
Minecraft also features command blocks, the very core of Simburbia.