Big Commentaries

December 23, 2016

Even if you do not consider yourself a PC gamer, you have probably heard about this magical, virtual land, where all your dreams come true.

A world with no rules, where you write your own story, build your own house and where the limits lie only in the boundaries of your creativity. This is Minecraft, a so-called “sandbox” game where you explore, gather resources, craft, build, and even engage in combat with others participating. Minecraft: Your own pixel land.

Some build their own kingdom on others’ pixelated blood, while some stay friendly or even create pieces of art from textured 3D cubes, upon which the whole world is based. Either way, minecraft is still one of the most popular online sandbox games, with the number of online players rising ever since its initial release, back in 2011. Both single and multiplayer modes are available, where the latter is said to be played by more than 1.5 million people. Approximately 106 million copies were sold world-wide by 2016 across several platforms, including: Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3 & 4, Playstation Vita, Raspberry Pi and Wii U.

The rising popularity also brought along fresh content, as modders never cease to come up with new ideas. At the moment, there are several gameplay modes available, such as the famous survival mode (the player must gather resources to build the world and maintain the character’s health), the creative mode (unlimited resources and the ability to fly), adventure mode (custom map play is enabled), and the spectator mode (ability to fly and clip through blocks, but cannot create or destroy any of them). The fact that after Tetris, this groundbreaking, minimalistic game became the second on the list of best-selling video games is an exceptional promise of quality.