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Minecraft
The Minecraf t logo
Developer(s) Mojang
4J Studios (console
versions[1])
Publisher(s) Mojang (PC, Mobile)
Microsoft Studios (Xbox
360, Xbox One)
Sony Computer
Entertainment (PS3, PS4, PS
Vita)
Designer(s) Markus Persson (20092011)
Jens Bergensten (2011
present)
Artist(s) Kristoffer Zetterstrand
Markus "Junkboy" Toivonen
Composer(s) Daniel Rosenfeld
Platform(s) Windows, OS X, Linux,
Java platform, Java applet,
Android, iOS, Xbox 360,
Xbox One, Raspberry Pi,
PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4,
PlayStation Vita
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Sandbox, survival
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution Download, optical disc
Minecraft
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Minecraft is a sandbox indie game originally created by
Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later
developed and published by Mojang. It was publicly released
for the PC on May 17, 2009, as a developmental alpha
version and, after gradual updates, was published as a full
release version on November 18, 2011. A version for
Android was released a month earlier on October 7, and an
iOS version was released on November 17, 2011. The game
was released on the Xbox 360 as an Xbox Live Arcade game
on May 9, 2012, and on the PlayStation 3 on December 17,
2013. The game was released on the PlayStation 4 on
September 4, 2014, launching on the Xbox One the next day.
All versions of Minecraft receive periodic updates, with the
console editions being co-developed by 4J Studios.
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, including survival
modes where the player must acquire resources to build and
maintain his or her health and hunger, a creative mode where
players have unlimited resources to build and the ability to fly,
and an adventure mode where players can create custom
maps for other players to play.
Minecraft received five awards during the 2011 Game
Developers Conference. Of the Game Developers Choice
Awards, it won the Innovation Award, Best Downloadable
Game Award, and Best Debut Game Award; from the
Independent Games Festival, it won the Audience Award and
the Seumas McNally Grand Prize. In 2012, Minecraft was
awarded a Golden Joystick Award in the category Best
Downloadable Game.
As of June 25, 2014, over 12 million copies of the game on
the Xbox 360 and 15 million copies on PC have been sold;
nearly 54 million copies have been sold across all platforms.
On September 15, 2014, Microsoft announced a deal to purchase the game's developer, Mojang, granting the
company ownership of the game's intellectual property. The all-cash deal is worth $2.5 billion.
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Contents
1 Gameplay
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1.1 Survival mode
1.2 Creative mode
1.3 Adventure mode
1.4 Multiplayer
2 Development
2.1 Audio
3 Platforms
3.1 Personal computer versions
3.2 Console versions
3.3 Handheld versions
4 User-generated and downloadable content
5 Reception
5.1 Commercial
5.2 Critical
5.3 Awards
6 MineCon
7 Merchandise
8 Popular culture and social media
9 Applications
10 See also
11 Footnotes
12 References
13 External links
Gameplay
Minecraft is an open world game that has no specific goals for the player to accomplish, allowing players a
large amount of freedom in choosing how to play the game.
[13]
However, there is an achievement system.
[14]
Gameplay by default is first person, but players have the option to play in third person mode.
[15]
The core
gameplay revolves around breaking and placing blocks. The game world is essentially composed of rough 3D
objectsmainly cubesthat are arranged in a fixed grid pattern and represent different materials, such as dirt,
stone, various ores, water, and tree trunks. While players can move freely across the world, objects and items
can only be placed at fixed locations relative to the grid. Players can gather these material blocks and place them
elsewhere, thus allowing for various constructions.
[16]
At the start of the game, the player is placed on the surface of a procedurally generated and virtually infinite
game world.
[17]
Players can walk across the terrain consisting of plains, mountains, forests, caves, and various
water bodies.
[17]
The world is divided into biomes ranging from deserts to jungles to snowfields.
[18][19]
The in-
game time system follows a day and night cycle, with one full cycle lasting 20 real-time minutes. Throughout the
course of the game, players encounter various non-player characters known as mobs, including animals, villagers
and hostile creatures.
[20]
Non-hostile animalssuch as cows, pigs, and chickensspawn during the daytime.
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A few of the hostile and neutral mobs
displayed in Minecraft from left to
right: Zombie, Spider, Enderman,
Creeper, Skeleton
A screenshot of the Minecraft
crafting screen, showing two stone
axes being crafted
The player may hunt them for food and crafting materials. By contrast, hostile mobssuch as large spiders,
skeletons, and zombiesspawn during nighttime and in dark places, such as caves.
[17]
Some Minecraft-unique
creatures have been noted by reviewers, such as the Creeper, an exploding creature that sneaks up on the
player; and the Enderman, a creature with the ability to teleport and pick up blocks.
[21]
The game world is procedurally generated as players explore it, using
a seed which is obtained from the system clock at the time of world
creation unless manually specified by the player.
[22][23]
Although limits
exist on vertical movement both up and down, Minecraft allows for
an infinitely large game world to be generated on the horizontal plane,
only running into technical problems when extremely distant locations
are reached.
[nb 1]
The game achieves this by splitting the game world
data into smaller sections called "chunks", which are only created or
loaded into memory when players are nearby.
[22]
The game's physics system, in which most solid blocks are unaffected
by gravity, has often been described as unrealistic by
commentators.
[24]
Liquids in the game flow from a source block, which can be removed by placing a solid
block in its place, or by scooping it into a bucket. Complex systems can be built using primitive mechanical
devices, electrical circuits, and logic gates built with an in-game material known as redstone.
[25]
Minecraft features two alternate dimensions besides the main world the Nether and The End.
[21]
The Nether
is a hell-like dimension accessed via player-built portals that contains many unique resources and can be used to
travel great distances in the overworld.
[26]
The End is a barren land in which a boss dragon called the Ender
Dragon dwells.
[27]
Killing the dragon cues the game's ending credits, written by Irish author Julian Gough.
[28]
Players are then allowed to teleport back to their original spawn point in the overworld, and will receive "The
End" achievement. There is also a second boss called "The Wither", which drops materials used to build a
placeable beacon that can enhance certain abilities of all nearby players. A third boss, which lives in the sea, is
currently known as the Guardian, it has been added in the 1.8 update of Minecraft.
The game primarily consists of two game modes: survival and creative. It also has a changeable difficulty system
of four levels; the easiest difficulty (peaceful) removes any hostile creatures that spawn.
[29]
Survival mode
In this mode, players have to gather natural resources (such as wood,
stone, etc.) found in the environment in order to craft certain blocks
and items.
[17]
Depending on the difficulty, monsters spawn at darker
places on the map, necessitating that the player builds a shelter at
night.
[17]
The mode also features a health bar which is depleted by
attacks from monsters, falls, drowning, falling into lava, suffocation,
starvation, and other events. Players also have a hunger bar, which
must be periodically refilled by eating food in-game, except in
peaceful mode, in which the hunger bar does not drain. If the hunger
bar is depleted, then the health bar will slowly diminish. Health
replenishes when players have a nearly full hunger bar, and also
regenerates regardless of fullness if players play on the easiest
difficulty.
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An example of a creation constructed
in Minecraft
There are a wide variety of items that players can craft in Minecraft.
[30]
Players can craft armor, which can help
mitigate damage from attacks, while weapons such as swords can be crafted to kill enemies and other animals
more easily. Players may acquire different resources to craft tools, such as weapons, armor, food, and various
other items. By acquiring better resources, players can craft more effective items. For example, tools such as
axes, shovels, or pickaxes, can be used to chop down trees, dig soil, and mine ores, respectively; and tools
made out of better resources (such as iron in place of stone) perform their tasks more quickly and can be used
more heavily before breaking. Players may also trade goods with villager mobs through a bartering system.
[31]
Emeralds are often the currency of the villagers, although some trade with wheat or other materials.
[20][31]
The game has an inventory system and players are limited to the number of items they can carry. Upon dying,
items in the players' inventories are dropped, and players respawn at the current spawn point, which is set by
default where players begin the game, but can be reset if players sleep in beds in-game.
[32]
Dropped items can
be recovered if players can reach them before they despawn. Players may acquire experience points by killing
mobs and other players, mining, smelting ores, breeding animals, and cooking food. Experience can then be
spent on enchanting tools, armor and weapons.
[29]
Enchanted items are generally more powerful, last longer, or
have other special effects.
[29]
Players may also play in hardcore mode, a variant of survival mode that differs primarily in the game being
locked to the hardest gameplay setting as well as featuring permadeath; upon players' death, their world is
deleted.
[33]
Creative mode
In creative mode, players have access to most of the resources and
items in the game through the inventory menu, and can place or
remove them instantly.
[34]
Players, able to fly freely around the game
world, do not take environmental or mob damage, and are not
affected by hunger.
[35][36]
The game mode helps players focus on
building and creating large projects.
[34]
Adventure mode
Adventure mode was added to Minecraft in version 1.3; it was
designed specifically so that players could experience user crafted custom maps and adventures.
[37][38][39]
Gameplay is similar to survival mode but introduces various player restrictions. This is so that players can obtain
the required items and experience adventures in the way that the mapmaker intended.
[39]
Another addition
designed for custom maps is the command block; this block allows mapmakers to expand interactions with
players through certain server commands.
[40]
Multiplayer
Multiplayer on Minecraft is available through player-hosted servers and enables multiple players to interact and
communicate with each other on a single world.
[41]
Players can run their own servers or use a hosting provider.
Single player worlds have local area network support, allowing players to join worlds on locally interconnected
computers without a server setup.
[42]
Minecraft multiplayer servers are guided by server operators, who have
access to server commands such as setting the time of day and teleporting players around. Operators can also
set up restrictions concerning which usernames or IP addresses are allowed to enter the server.
[41]
Multiplayer
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servers offer players a wide range of activities, with some servers having their own unique rules and customs. A
stand-alone server called CraftBukkit
[43]
has been developed by the community to facilitate development of
server-side plugins enabling otherwise impossible gameplay elements such as permissions, ranks, virtual
currency, and chat formatting. Competitions are available in some servers, in which players can participate in a
variety of games, including some resembling The Hunger Games.
[44][45]
A gamemode, PvP (player versus
player), may be enabled to allow fighting between players.
[46]
In 2013 Mojang announced Minecraft Realms, a
server hosting service intended to enable players to run server multiplayer games easily and safely without the
hassle of setting up their own.
[47]
Development
The developer of Minecraft, Markus "Notch" Persson, began developing the game as an independent project
while working for King.com and later jAlbum.
[48][49]
He was inspired to create Minecraft by several other
games such as Dwarf Fortress, Dungeon Keeper, and later Infiniminer. At the time, he had visualized an
isometric 3D building game that would be a cross between his inspirations and had made some early
prototypes.
[48]
Infiniminer heavily influenced the style of gameplay, including the first-person aspect of the
game, the "blocky" visual style and the block-building fundamentals.
[49]
However, unlike Infiniminer, Persson
wanted Minecraft to have RPG elements.
[50]
Minecraft was first released to the public on May 17, 2009, as a developmental release on TIGSource
forums,
[51]
later becoming known as the Classic version. Further milestones dubbed as Survival Test, Indev
and Infdev were released between September 2009 and February 2010, although the game saw updates in-
between. The first major update, dubbed alpha version, was released on June 28, 2010. Although Persson
maintained a day job with Jalbum.net at first, he later quit in order to work on Minecraft full-time as sales of the
alpha version of the game expanded.
[52]
Persson continued to update the game with releases distributed to users
automatically. These updates included features such as new items, new blocks, new mobs, survival mode, and
changes to the game's behavior (e.g., how water flows).
[52]
To back the development of Minecraft, Persson set up a video game company, Mojang, with the money
earned from the game.
[53][54][55]
On December 11, 2010, Persson announced that Minecraft was entering its
beta testing phase on December 20, 2010.
[56]
He further stated that users who bought the game after this date
would no longer be guaranteed to receive all future content free of charge as it "scared both the lawyers and the
board." However, bug fixes and all updates leading up to and including the release would still be free. Over the
course of the development, Mojang hired several new employees to work on the project.
[57]
Mojang moved the game out of beta and released the full version on November 18, 2011.
[58]
The game has
been continuously updated since the release, with changes ranging from new game content to new server
hosts.
[59]
On December 1, 2011, Jens "Jeb" Bergensten took full creative control over Minecraft, replacing
Persson as lead developer.
[60]
On February 28, 2012, Mojang announced that they had hired the developers of
the popular server platform "CraftBukkit"
[43]
to improve Minecraft 's support of server and client
modifications.
[61]
This acquisition also included Mojang apparently taking full ownership of the CraftBukkit
modification,
[62]
although the validity of this claim was questioned due to its status as an open-source project
with many contributors, licensed under the GNU General Public License and Lesser General Public License.
[63]
Audio
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Minecraft Volume Alpha
Soundtrack album by Daniel Rosenfeld
Released March 4, 2011
Genre Ambient, electronic
Length 58:48
Minecraft Volume Beta
Minecraft 's music and sound effects are produced by German composer Daniel "C418" Rosenfeld.
[64]
The
background music in Minecraft is non-lyrical ambient music. On March 4, 2011, Rosenfeld released a
soundtrack, titled Minecraft Volume Alpha; it includes most of the tracks featured in Minecraft, as well as
other music not featured in the game.
[65]
The video game blog Kotaku chose the music in Minecraft as one of
the best video game soundtracks of 2011.
[66]
On November 9, 2013, Rosenfeld released the second official
soundtrack, titled Minecraft Volume Beta, which includes the music that was added in later versions of the
game.
[67]
Minecraft Volume Alpha
No. Title Length
1. "Key" 1:05
2. "Door" 1:51
3. "Subwoofer Lullaby" 3:28
4. "Death" 0:41
5. "Living Mice" 2:57
6. "Moog City" 2:40
7. "Haggstorm" 3:24
8. "Minecraft" 4:14
9. "Oxygne" 1:05
10. "quinoxe" 1:54
11. "Mice on Venus" 4:41
12. "Dry Hands" 1:08
13. "Wet Hands" 1:30
14. "Clark" 3:11
15. "Chris" 1:27
16. "Thirteen" 2:56
17. "Excuse" 2:04
18. "Sweden" 3:35
19. "Cat" 3:06
20. "Dog" 2:25
21. "Danny" 4:14
22. "Beginning" 1:42
23. "Droopy likes ricochet" 1:36
24. "Droopy likes your face" 1:56
Total length: 58:48
Minecraft Volume Beta
No. Title Length
1. "Ki" 1:32
2. "Alpha" 10:03
3. "Dead Voxel" 4:56
4. "Blind Spots" 5:32
5. "Flake" 2:50
6. "Moog City 2" 3:00
7. "Concrete Halls" 4:14
8. "Biome Fest" 6:18
9. "Mutation" 3:05
10. "Haunt Muskie" 6:01
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Soundtrack album by Daniel Rosenfeld
Released November 9, 2013
Genre Ambient, electronic
Length 2:20:48
11. "Warmth" 3:59
12. "Floating Trees" 4:04
13. "Aria Math" 5:10
14. "Kyoto" 4:09
15. "Ballad of the Cats" 4:35
16. "Taswell" 8:35
17. "Beginning 2" 2:56
18. "Dreiton" 8:17
19. "The End" 15:04
20. "Chirp" 3:06
21. "Wait" 3:54
22. "Mellohi" 1:38
23. "Stal" 2:32
24. "Strad" 3:08
25. "Eleven" 1:11
26. "Ward" 4:10
27. "Mall" 3:18
28. "Blocks" 5:43
29. "Far" 3:12
30. "Intro" 4:36
Total length: 2:20:48
Platforms
Personal computer versions
The PC was the original platform for Minecraft; the game runs on multiple operating systems including
Windows, OS X, and Linux.
[41][68]
Apart from the main version, there are other versions of Minecraft available
for PC, including Minecraft Classic and Minecraft 4k.
Minecraft Classic is an older version of Minecraft, available online for players. Unlike newer versions of
Minecraft, the classic version is free to play, though it is no longer updated. It functions much the same as
creative mode, allowing players to build and destroy any and all parts of the world either alone or in a
multiplayer server. There are no computer creatures in this mode, and environmental hazards such as lava will
not damage players. Some blocks function differently since their behavior was later changed during
development. Minecraft 4k is a simplified version of Minecraft similar to the classic version that was developed
for the Java 4K game programming contest "in way less than 4 kilobytes".
[69]
The map itself is finite
composed of 646464 blocksand the same world is generated every time. Players are restricted to placing
or destroying blocks, which are randomly located and consist of grass, dirt, stone, wood, leaves, and brick.
[70]
A port of Minecraft for the Raspberry Pi was officially revealed at MineCon 2012. Mojang stated that the Pi
Edition is similar to the Pocket Edition except that it is downgraded to an older version, and with the added
ability of using text commands to edit the game world. Players can open the game code and use programming
language to manipulate things in the game world.
[71]
The game was leaked on December 20, 2012, but was
quickly pulled off.
[72]
It was officially released on February 11, 2013.
[73]
Console versions
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The Xbox 360 version of the game, developed by 4J Studios, was released on May 9, 2012.
[74][75]
On March
22, 2012, it was announced that Minecraft would be the flagship game in a new Xbox Live promotion called
Arcade NEXT.
[75]
The game has some features that are exclusive to the Xbox 360 version, including the newly
designed crafting system, the control interface, in-game tutorials, split-screen multiplayer, and the ability to play
with friends via Xbox Live.
[76]
The version's crafting interface does not require players to place items in the
correct place in a crafting menu. The interface shows the blocks required to craft the selected item, and crafts it
if the players have enough blocks.
[77]
Also, the worlds in the version are not "infinite", and are essentially
barricaded by invisible walls.
[77]
The Xbox 360 version was originally similar in content to older PC versions,
but is being gradually updated to bring it closer to the current PC version.
[74][78][79]
Similarly to the Xbox versions, the PlayStation versions are also being developed by 4J Studios. The
PlayStation 3 version was released on December 17, 2013, and is nearly an exact clone of the Xbox 360
version.
[80]
During their E3 2013 press conference Microsoft showed a trailer for Minecraft: Xbox One Edition.
[81]
It will
build off Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition but feature larger worlds, expanded multiplayer features, and
enhancements powered by the Xbox One. This version was released on September 5, 2014.
[82]
At Gamescom 2013, Sony said that Minecraft would be released as a PlayStation 4 launch title, and would later
be released as for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3.
[83]
However, the game was later delayed and the
PlayStation 4 version did not launch alongside the console.
[84]
It was released on the PlayStation 3 on 18
December 2013.
Handheld versions
On August 16, 2011, Minecraft Pocket Edition was released for the Xperia Play on the Android Market as
an early alpha version. It was then released for several other compatible devices on October 8, 2011.
[85][86]
An
iOS version of Minecraft was released on November 17, 2011.
[87]
The port concentrates on the creative
building and the primitive survival aspect of the game, and does not contain all the features of the PC release. On
his Twitter account, Jens Bergensten noted that the Pocket Edition of Minecraft is written in C++ and not Java,
due to iOS not being able to support Java.
[88]
Gradual updates are periodically released to bring the port closer
to the PC version.
[89]
At Gamescom 2013, Sony confirmed that Minecraft would be released for the PlayStation Vita.
User-generated and downloadable content
A wide variety of user-generated content for Minecraft, such as modifications, texture packs and custom maps,
is available for download from the Internet. Modifications of the Minecraft code, called mods, add a variety of
gameplay changes, ranging from new blocks, new items, new mobs to entire arrays of mechanisms to
craft.
[90][91]
The modding community is responsible for a substantial supply of mods from ones that enhance
gameplay, such as minimaps, waypoints, and durability counters, to ones that add to the game elements from
Pokmon, Portal, and The Hunger Games. To make mods easier to create and install, Mojang announced in
November 2012 that it plans to add an official modding API.
[46]
As of 2014, Mojang has yet to reveal more
about their modding API.
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Reception
Texture packs that customize the game's graphics are also available.
[92]
In version 1.6, texture packs were
replaced with "resource packs". These play the same role as texture packs, but allow custom sounds as well.
[93]
Custom maps have become popular as well. Players can create their own maps, which often contain rules,
challenges, puzzles and quests, and share them for others to play.
[37]
In version 1.3 Mojang added adventure
mode
[38]
for custom maps and in 1.4, Mojang added command blocks,
[40]
which were created specially for
custom maps. In Minecraft 1.8, Mojang is planning to allow resource packs to be implemented into the world
save.
[94]
The Xbox 360 Edition supports downloadable content, which is available to purchase via the Xbox Games
Store; these content packs usually contain additional character skins.
[95]
It later received support for texture
packs in its twelfth title update while introducing "mash-up packs", which combines texture packs with skin
packs and changes to the game's sounds, music and user interface.
[96]
The first mash-up pack (and by
extension, the first texture pack) for the Xbox 360 Edition was released on September 4, 2013, and is themed
after the Mass Effect franchise.
[97]
Unlike the PC version, however, the Xbox 360 Edition does not support
player-made mods or custom maps.
[98]
Reception
Commercial
On January 12, 2011, Minecraft passed 1 million purchases, less than a month after entering its beta
phase.
[99][100]
At the same time, the game had no publisher backing and has never been commercially
advertised except through word of mouth,
[101]
and various unpaid references in popular media such as the
Penny Arcade webcomic.
[102]
By April 2011, Persson estimated that Minecraft had made 23 million
(US$33 million) in revenue, with 800,000 sales of the alpha version of the game, and over 1 million sales of the
beta version.
[103]
In November 2011, prior to the game's full release, Minecraft beta surpassed 16 million
registered users and 4 million purchases.
[104]
By March 2012, Minecraft had become the 6th best-selling PC
game of all time.
[105]
As of April 29, 2014, the game has sold 15 million copies on PC, becoming the best-
selling PC game of all time.
[106]
As of June 25, 2014, the game has sold almost 54 million copies across all
platforms.
[107]
On February 25, 2014, the game reached 100 million registered users.
[108]
The Xbox 360 version of Minecraft became profitable within the first 24 hours of the game's release in 2012,
when the game broke the Xbox Live sales records with 400,000 players online.
[109]
Within a week of being on
the Xbox Live Marketplace, Minecraft sold upwards of 1 million copies.
[110]
GameSpot announced in
December 2012 that Minecraft sold over 4.48 million copies since the game debuted on Xbox LIVE Arcade in
May 2012.
[111]
In 2012, Minecraft was the most purchased title on Xbox Live Arcade; it was also the fourth
most played title on Xbox Live based on average unique users per day.
[112]
As of April 4, 2014, the Xbox 360
version has sold 12 million copies.
[113]
In addition, Minecraft: Pocket Edition has reached a figure of 21
million in sales.
[114]
The PlayStation 3 version sold one million copies in five weeks.
[115]
Critical
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Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings
92.79% (PC)[116]
83.54% (Xbox 360)[117]
53.33% (Pocket Edition)[118]
Metacritic
93/100 (PC)[119]
86/100 (PS3)[120]
82/100 (Xbox 360)[121]
53/100 (Pocket Edition)[122]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com
A+ (PC)[123]
Edge
9/10 (PC)[124]
Eurogamer
10/10 (PC)[21]
9/10 (Xbox 360)[125]
Game Informer
9.25/10 (PC)[131]
8.75/10 (Xbox 360)[132]
GameSpot
8.5/10 (PC)[126]
7.0/10 (Xbox 360)[77]
GameSpy
(PC)[127]
IGN
9.0/10 (PC)[13]
7.5/10 (Mobile)[128]
8.5/10 (Xbox 360)[98]
9.5/10 (PS3)[129]
9.7/10 (PS4)[130]
9.7/10 (Xbox One)[130]
Minecraft has been praised for the creative freedom it
grants players in-game, as well as the ease of enabling
emergent gameplay.
[133][134][135]
Critics have praised
Minecraft's complex crafting system, commenting that it is
an important aspect of the game's open-ended
gameplay.
[126]
Most publications were impressed by the
game's "blocky" graphics, with IGN describing them as
"instantly memorable".
[13]
Reviewers also liked the game's
adventure elements, noting that the game creates a good
balance between exploring and building.
[126]
The game's
multiplayer feature has been generally received favorably,
with IGN commenting that "adventuring is always better
with friends."
[13]
Reviewers have criticized the game's lack of in-game
tutorials and instructions, making it difficult for new players
to learn how to play the game. IGN was disappointed
about the troublesome steps needed to set up multiplayer
servers, calling it a "hassle".
[13]
Critics also noted visual
glitches that occur periodically.
[126]
In 2009, GameSpot
maintained that the game has an "unfinished feel", adding
that "some game elements seem incomplete or thrown
together in haste."
[126]
A review of the alpha version, by Scott Munro of the
Daily Record, called it "already something special" and
urged readers to buy it.
[136]
Jim Rossignol of Rock, Paper,
Shotgun also recommended the alpha of the game, calling
it "a kind of generative 8-bit Lego Stalker".
[137]
On
September 17, 2010, gaming webcomic Penny Arcade
began a series of comics and news posts about the
addictiveness of the game.
[138]
The Xbox 360 version was generally received positively
by critics, but did not receive as much praise as the PC version. Although reviewers were disappointed by the
lack of features such as mod support and content from the PC version, they acclaimed the port's addition of a
tutorial and in-game tips and crafting recipes, saying that they make the game more user-friendly.
[98]
Minecraft Pocket Edition initially received mixed reviews from critics. Although reviewers appreciated the
game's intuitive controls, they were disappointed by the lack of content. The inability in the game to collect
resources and craft items, as well as the game's lack of hostile mobs and limited types of blocks, were especially
criticized.
[128][139][140]
Recently, though, it has starting receiving positive reviews, due to the game's updates
adding more content. In addition to the controls, reviewers have complimented the graphics, though still note the
lack of content and limited sized worlds.
[128]
Awards
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In July 2010, PC Gamer listed Minecraft as the fourth-best game to play at work.
[141]
In December of that
year, Good Game selected Minecraft as their choice for Best Downloadable Game of 2010,
[142]
Gamasutra
named it the eighth best game of the year as well as the eighth best indie game of the year,
[143][144]
and Rock,
Paper, Shotgun named it the "game of the year".
[145]
Indie DB awarded the game the 2010 Indie of the Year
award as chosen by voters, in addition to two out of five Editor's Choice awards for Most Innovative and Best
Singleplayer Indie.
[146]
It was also awarded Game of the Year by PC Gamer UK.
[147]
The game was
nominated for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, Technical Excellence, and Excellence in Design awards at the
March 2011 Independent Games Festival and won the Grand Prize along with community-voted Audience
Award.
[148][149]
At Game Developers Choice Awards 2011, Minecraft won awards in the categories for Best
Debut Game, Best Downloadable Game and Innovation Award, winning every award for which it was
nominated.
[150][151]
It has also won GameCity's videogame arts prize.
[152]
On May 5, 2011, Minecraft was
selected as one of the 80 games that would be displayed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of
The Art of Video Games exhibit that opened on March 16, 2012.
[153][154]
At the 2011 Spike Video Game
Awards, Minecraft won the award for Best Independent Game and was nominated in the Best PC Game
category.
[155][156]
In 2012, at the British Academy Video Games Awards, Minecraft was nominated in the
GAME Award of 2011 category and Notch received The Special Award.
[157]
In 2012, Minecraft XBLA was
awarded a Golden Joystick Award in the Best Downloadable Game category,
[158]
and a TIGA Games Industry
Award in the Best Arcade Game category.
[159]
MineCon
MineCon is an official Minecraft convention. The first one was held on November 1819, 2011, at Mandalay
Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. All 4,500 tickets for MineCon 2011 were sold out by October
31.
[160]
The event included the official launch of Minecraft; keynote speeches, including one by Persson;
building and costume contests; Minecraft-themed breakout classes; exhibits by leading gaming and Minecraft-
related companies; commemorative merchandise; and autograph and picture times with Mojang employees and
well-known contributors from the Minecraft community.
[161]
After MineCon, there was an Into The Nether
after-party with electronic musician deadmau5.
[162]
Free codes were given to every attendee of MineCon that
unlocked alpha versions of Mojang's other upcoming game, Scrolls, as well as an additional non-Mojang game,
Cobalt, developed by Oxeye Game Studios.
[163]
Similar events occurred in MineCon 2012, which took place
in Disneyland Paris from November 2425.
[164]
The tickets for the 2012 event sold out in less than two
hours.
[165]
The 2013 MineCon was held in Orlando, Florida, in the United States, on November 23.
[166][167]
The next MineCon will be held in fall 2015 in London, Great Britain.
[168]
Merchandise
A Lego set based on Minecraft called Lego Minecraft was released on June 6, 2012.
[169]
The set, called
"Micro World", centers around the game's default player character and a Creeper.
[170]
Mojang submitted the
concept of Minecraft merchandise to Lego in December 2011 for the Lego Cuusoo program, from which it
quickly received 10,000 votes by users, prompting Lego to review the concept.
[171]
Lego Cuusoo approved
the concept in January 2012 and began developing sets based around Minecraft.
[171]
Two more sets based off
the Nether and village areas of the game were released on September 1, 2013.
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Mojang collaborates with Jinx, an online game merchandise store, to sell Minecraft merchandise, such as
clothing, foam pickaxes, and toys of creatures in the game.
[53]
By May 2012, over 1 million dollars were made
from Minecraft merchandise sales. T-shirts and socks were the most popular products.
[172]
In March 2013
Mojang signed a deal with the children's book publisher The Egmont Group to create Minecraft handbooks,
annuals, poster books, and magazines.
[173][174][175]
Popular culture and social media
Social media sites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit played a significant role in popularizing
Minecraft.
[176]
Research conducted by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication
showed that one-third of Minecraft players learned about the game via Internet videos.
[177]
In 2010,
Minecraft-related videos began to gain popularity on YouTube, often made by commentators. The videos
usually contain screen-capture footage of the game and voice-overs.
[178]
Common coverage in the videos
includes creations made by players, walkthroughs of various tasks, and parodies of works in popular culture. By
May 2012, over 4 million Minecraft-related YouTube videos were uploaded.
[172]
Some popular commentators
have received employment at Machinima, a gaming video company that owns a highly watched entertainment
channel on YouTube.
[178]
The Yogscast is a British organisation that regularly produces Minecraft videos; their
YouTube channel has attained billions of views, and their panel at MineCon 2011 had the highest
attendance.
[178][179]
Other famous YouTube personnel include Jordan Maron, who has created many
Minecraft parodies, including "Minecraft Style", a parody of the international hit single "Gangnam Style".
[180]
Herobrine is a major community icon of Minecraft, who first appeared as a single image on 4chan's /v/ board.
According to rumors, Herobrine appears in players' worlds and builds strange constructions.
[181]
However,
Mojang has confirmed that Herobrine has never existed in Minecraft, and there are no plans to add
Herobrine.
[182]
Minecraft has been referenced by other video games, such as RuneScape, Torchlight II, Borderlands 2,
Choplifter HD, Super Meat Boy, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Binding of Isaac, Team Fortress 2, and
FTL: Faster Than Light.
[183]
It was also referenced by musician deadmau5 in his performances.
[184]
A
simulation of the game was featured in Lady Gaga's G.U.Y. music video, along with the command "/gamemode
ARTPOP".
[185]
After the release of Minecraft, some video games were released with various similarities with
Minecraft, and some have been called "clones" of the game. There have been a few Minecraft-like and
Minecraft-inspired games across various gaming platforms since the game became popular. Examples include
Ace of Spades, CastleMiner, CraftWorld, FortressCraft, Terraria, and Total Miner.
[186]
In 2012, Mojang received offers from Hollywood producers who want to produce Minecraft-related TV
shows; however, Mojang stated that they would engage in such projects when "the right idea comes along."
[172]
A documentary about the development of Mojang and Minecraft was released in December 2012. Titled
Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, the film was produced by 2 Player Productions.
[187]
The second episode of
the seventeenth season of the animated television series South Park titled "Informative Murder Porn", features
the boys distracting their parents from fighting each other with Minecraft.
[188]
In the South Park episode, gruff
character Corey Lanskin explained the Minecraft game by noting, "You punch the trees to get the wood, you
get the wood to build a cabin. Minecraft, it don't got no winner. It don't got no objective. You just fuckin'
build an' shit. And seein' if other things can come and knock it down."
[189]
On 27 February 2014, Notch
revealed that Mojang is in talks with Warner Bros. regarding a Minecraft film to be produced by Roy Lee and
Jill Messick.
[190][191]
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Applications
The possible applications of Minecraft have been discussed extensively, especially in the fields of computer-
aided design and education. In a panel at MineCon 2011, a Swedish developer discussed the possibility of using
the game to redesign public buildings and parks, stating that rendering using Minecraft was much more user-
friendly for the community, making it easier to envision the functionality of new buildings and parks.
[178]
In 2012,
a member of the Human Dynamics group at the MIT Media Lab, Cody Sumter, said that "Notch hasn't just built
a game. He's tricked 40 million people into learning to use a CAD program." Various software has been
developed to allow virtual designs to be printed using professional 3D printers or personal printers such as
MakerBot and RepRap.
[192]
In September 2012, Mojang began the Block By Block project in cooperation with UN Habitat to create real-
world environments in Minecraft.
[193]
The project allows young people who live in those environments to
participate in designing the changes they would like to see. Using Minecraft, the community has helped
reconstruct the areas of concern, and citizens are invited to enter the Minecraft servers and modify their own
neighborhood. Carl Manneh, Mojang's managing director, called the game "the perfect tool to facilitate this
process," adding that "the three-year partnership will support UN-Habitat's Sustainable Urban Development
Network to upgrade 300 public spaces by 2016." Mojang signed Minecraft building community, FyreUK, to
help render the environments into Minecraft. The first pilot project began in Kibera, one of Nairobi's informal
settlements, and is in the planning phase. The Block By Block project is based on an earlier initiative started in
October 2011, Mina Kvarter (My Block), which gave young people in Swedish communities a tool to visualize
how they wanted to change their part of town. According to Manneh, the project was a helpful way to visualize
urban planning ideas without necessarily having a training in architecture. The ideas presented by the citizens
were a template for political decisions.
[194]
In April 2014 The Danish Geodata Agency generated all of Denmark in a scale of 1:1 in Minecraft based on
their own free geodata.
[195]
This is possible because Denmark is one of the most flat countries with the highest
point at 171 meters where the limit in default Minecraft is about 200 meters.
Minecraft has also been used in educational settings.
[196]
In 2011, an educational organization named
MinecraftEdu was formed with the goal of introducing Minecraft into schools. The group works with Mojang to
make the game affordable and accessible to schools. In September 2012, MinecraftEdu said that approximately
250,000 students around the world have access to Minecraft through the company.
[197]
A wide variety of
educational activities involving the game have been developed to teach students various subjects, including
history, language arts and science. For an example, one teacher built a world consisting of various historical
landmarks for students to learn and explore.
[197]
In September 2014, the British Museum in London announced plans to recreate its building along with all
exhibits in Minecraft in conjunction with members of the public.
[198]
See also
Lightweight Java Game Library, a Java library used by Minecraft
Minicraft, a top-down video game also by Markus Persson
Footnotes
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1. ^ In a blog post,
[22]
Persson explains:
First of all, let me clarify some things about the "infinite" maps: They're not infinite, but there's no
hard limit either. It'll just get buggier and buggier the further out you are. Terrain is generated,
saved and loaded, and (kind of) rendered in chunks of 16*16*128 blocks. These chunks have an
offset value that is a 32 bit integer roughly in the range negative two billion to positive two billion.
If you go outside that range (about 25% of the distance from where you are now to the sun),
loading and saving chunks will start overwriting old chunks. At a 16/th of that distance, things
that use integers for block positions, such as using items and pathfinding, will start overflowing
and acting weird.
Those are the two "hard" limits.
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