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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dexmark5 Aug 10 2013, 4:40pm says:

love the game :) i would like to see more things in it thought

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lukatobi Aug 10 2013, 2:08am says:

My almost favorite game please everyone download this game

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WulfeeGrey Aug 8 2013, 6:29pm says:

I loved minecraft at first, but now it's rather boring. They need to start updating regularly, and stop relying on mods to gain popularity. It shouldn't take them so much effort as to add a different bow or spears or something. Aesthetic items like that is what i want. More animals, more things to make, and etc. etc. I would like to see more effort put in. The wooden bow is getting old...

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ThePC007 Sep 2 2013, 6:20am replied:

Yeah, and the 5 types of swords are also getting old. There should really be some more different weapons. Same with armors. And mobs. And dimensions. And... everything.

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xsnowblindx Sep 11 2013, 9:46pm replied:

The game was created in 48 hours by one man in 2009.... You can kill things, weapons arn't the most important thing to focus on at the moment.

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Blue_Dust Sep 6 2013, 10:04am replied:

People need to stop focusing on the idea that a sandbox game has to have some proper combat. The lackluster "adventure" content is not keeping my creative side entertained. All I need in minecraft is more blocks, biomes and some new nature type to keep me entertained. That's why I enjoy minecraft, not to keep clicking the left mouse button in hopes of killing something.

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Kuznetsovsky Sep 17 2013, 9:32am replied:

I don't think people are asking for a proper combat system or more weapons/armor, but rather an objective, something to do. I totally understand that for less "creative" players, Minecraft's fun ends up pretty soon.

Take Terraria as an example - it has one dimension less, but the exploration feels much deeper and entertaining.

However, as you said, the main attractive of Minecraft is, precisely, creating. With modding support, I'm pretty sure both kind of players would be more than satisfied...

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TheLeadHead Aug 9 2013, 8:01am replied:

Or maybe they should finally add their Plugin/Mod API they said would implement 3 versions ago. Gets delayed over and over again.

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Kizzycocoa Aug 9 2013, 7:12pm replied:

correction, three YEARS ago.

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Jesus4life Aug 7 2013, 7:03pm buried:


Minecraft sucks ****!! graphics are horrrible! and NO STORYLINE or Point in playing.

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sellXD Aug 9 2013, 4:38pm replied:

sorry but that is the Point of the game you ******

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Jesus4life Aug 10 2013, 11:27pm buried:


So what you're saying is that the point of the game is to have gay graphics and no storyline. WOW

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ThePC007 Sep 2 2013, 6:23am replied:

Not every game needs a story line. And you can have good graphics by installing a shader pack. However I doubt your PC will handle shader packs or even 512x512 texture packs or so. It is a sandbox game, so why on earth should there be a story?

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AudioGhostX Aug 13 2013, 12:58am replied:

You want good graphics? Get a 512 x 512 texture pack, with shaders. Lets see how good your computer handles that. And no storyline is the point. You basically create your own. Now please, troll, go somewhere else.

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Otter. Aug 12 2013, 6:44pm replied:

*sniff* *sniff* I smell a really bad troll.
Come on dude, are you even trying? The least we could expect is more grammatical errors and exclamation marks.

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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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