Minecraft is a sandbox construction game created by Mojang AB. It's development started around the 10th of May 2009. Pre-orders for the full game started being accepted on the 13th of June, 2009.

Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. At night monsters come out, make sure to build a shelter before that happens. It also has music by C418.

I've renamed the old version of the game "Minecraft Classic", and will be slowly phasing it out. I won't remove it, though. Just hide it.

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38 comments by Kark-Jocke on Sep 17th, 2014

~ Microsoft bought Minecraft ~

On his own blog Mojang announced a few days ago that they and consequently their success Minecraft now sold to Microsoft. The sum is the entire two and a half billion dollars. Those who now stood in front of the running of the game - Markus "Notch" Persson, Carl Manneh and Jacob Pors - on the other hand not part of the game anymore and continue with other projects.

Microsoft told the people there that they have a great game plan, and that they will continue to develop Minecraft on all the consoles that have become available - and yes, that's including Playstation consoles. People asked Xbox boss Phil Spencer about this and was told about the purchase, this is what Phil Spencer said on the matter:

"Three years ago we started working on Minecraft with Mojang, and at that time we did not know quite what we were going to accomplish. Following year we launched it, and it became the best selling game on Xbox 360 ever. If you've been following you will see that it still has to be on the leaderboards on Xbox LIVE. there is a game that has found an audience on touch devices, consoles and of course at their home on the PC platform. Wherever you play, the we continue to develop and innovate Minecraft on all these platforms.

"One thing that must be clear is that Microsoft and the Xbox team is very focused on gaming., We will learn a lot by working with a community that is as lively as that found in Minecraft. And players need to know that we meet this with a plan, and a capstone will always be listening to Minecraft fans what they want."

Many people will probably think that Notch agreed to this because of the huge sums of money, but even he believes that the motivation to do something as big as that here is a very different place.

On his blog, he says that he is not able to be at the forefront of a large project that Minecraft now has become, and that it is not just about money but also about his own mind. Now he will return to the small experiments, and although he says he's going to leave a project once it becomes as big as Minecraft.

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Kizzycocoa Creator
Kizzycocoa Jul 15 2010, 6:05pm says:

Notch is on livestream, like, a LOT lately. here's the link: Brocraft.net

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purevil89 Jul 14 2010, 7:21pm says:

This game is looking great.
Way to go. xD

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Pyrefly Jul 9 2010, 4:35pm says:

I think what you're doing here is very impressive. Your engine has a lot of potential!

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Kizzycocoa Creator
Kizzycocoa Jul 9 2010, 12:36pm says:

to see this update, make a new world
nothing new? make another.
keep going until you see cool stuff.

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sunhuts Jul 9 2010, 12:34pm says:

I find myself today buying more indie games than commercial. I cant stand the games comming out now, they are all about graphics and boring low replaybility/multiplayer. It's disgusting how big game companies can sell their terrible games for crazy prices and indie games are ethier free or are low price. In my opinion a game should be valued by its replayability and gameplay and this game right here shines in every one of those aspects. I'm so glad I bought it and I regret my purchases of crappy commerical games.

Great job!

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Rikachu Jul 7 2010, 5:25pm says:

I don't know if it existed before, but at night, I'm hearing the scariest noises, and I don't know whats making it. Its making me extremely tense.

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Kizzycocoa Creator
Kizzycocoa Jul 7 2010, 6:56pm replied:

yeah. new ambient cave noises and mob noises

zombies sound creepy x.x

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Rikachu Jul 8 2010, 1:02am replied:

Oh, it freaked me out when I first heard it... I thought some sort of boss mob was going to come or something. Hearing it deep inside the caves is even creepier.

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Amez Jul 4 2010, 7:02pm says:

I've recently been playing Minecraft via the singleplayer client you released, and I've been playing for at least several hours now. I'm so glad that I bought this game, worth every damn penny.

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Luka_Grunt Jul 4 2010, 2:41am says:

Whats the system requirments?

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Kizzycocoa Creator
Kizzycocoa Jul 4 2010, 7:05am replied:

not sure. they're pretty open though. I can run it on my laptop, and only get lag on the day/night transitions. if you just get a semi-modern system, it should work.

also, java is a must. that's the only must I know of.

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Luka_Grunt Jul 4 2010, 2:15pm replied:

Ok, thx...
I got one question, is it posible to make a firearm?
The weapon that shoots bullets and not arrows...???

That would be cool if someones trys to make black mesa
in minecraft, that would be awsome! :-D

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Kizzycocoa Creator
Kizzycocoa Jul 4 2010, 2:20pm replied:

nope. I mean, this game is based on "you're on an island on your own". I don't think anyone would be able to make a gun on their own :P

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Luka_Grunt Jul 4 2010, 5:15pm replied:

Well it would be nice if it would be nice if modding is posible.
Minecraft has ok style of gameplay but i got anoyed by few things.
The head is a bit too big for a small body and not having atleast 16/17th
century gunpowder weapons is a bit weird, if minecraft is something like searching for gold in small islands then it would be nice.

Its just my opinon...

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Ichiman94 Jul 5 2010, 3:42pm replied:

when the game reaches the Beta stage, it will be moddable(aka gamemodes etc...)
Notch will gives for everyone full API of game, so will be easly moddable

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Luka_Grunt Jul 4 2010, 5:15pm replied:

Well it would be nice if it would be nice if modding is posible.
Minecraft has ok style of gameplay but i got anoyed by few things.
The head is a bit too big for a small body and not having atleast 16/17th
century gunpowder weapons is a bit weird, if minecraft is something like searching for gold in small islands then it would be nice.

Its just my opinon...

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Highest Rated (131 agree) 10/10

Minecraft is a small building game that looks like it will be very boring at first glance. You look, and you see blocks, you see animals and you see people building dirt houses. Without knowing the mechanics, it cannot be understood. However, once you play, you can suddenly see why people enjoy the game. Minecraft is portrayed as a building game. You put blocks down and build things, which is reflected in the only easily accessible free version. Minecraft is NOT simply a block building game. It…

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