Minecraft is a creative multi-platform game where users create all sorts of traps and blocks against monsters, as well as team play which encouraged the development of fantasy cities, kingdoms and more. Blocks are broken and placed throughout the game which has increased in popularity since its creator Marcus “Notch” Persson introduced it to the publisher/developers at Mojang in Sweden in 2009. While the game is not usually free, interested gamers can try Minecraft for free here.
In the beginning of the game the user is placed in a virtual world where there are areas known as biomes which feature snow, jungle, desert, water and more. Users walk around the virtual world gathering blocks which are placed on a grid. The blocks are composed of element materials such as tree trunks, stone, dirt, water, and minerals. They can be broken or moved according to the user’s wishes. In fact, most of the game action is breaking and placing blocks to create new things. Similar to a 24 hour day cycle, the game has night and daylight hours. Night time is when monsters and hostile animals come out. During the day the non-hostile animals roam. Try Minecraft for free to discover exactly what creatures roam the virtual world and what sort of things can be created and destroyed.
Minecraft is available for PC and MAC computer systems as well as X-Box, Playstation, iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Amazon Kindle Fire. Aside from the availability, the popularity of Minecraft may be due to the concept of the game – it is an ‘open’ game, with no set goals the user must accomplish. For the creative gamer, having the freedom to set their own goals and engage in team playing is likely very appealing. To all appearances, those who try Minecraft for free often end up buying the game.