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Minecraft

Game Info

Developer
Mojang
Release Date
May 17, 2009
Series
Minecraft
Multiplayer modes
Co Op, Local, Online
Purchase
Minecraft.net

Minecraft is one of the best-selling games of all time, played by people of all ages, and able to be modded to hell and back.

This long-running open-world survival game gives players an unprecedented amount of freedom in making their own fun. While there is certainly plenty for players to do in terms of combat and exploration content, the real meat of the game is the ability to build interesting buildings and create crazy contraptions.

Best of all, the Java version is incredibly moddable. Don't like what the game has to offer? Someone else has surely made something even better!

This page covers both that version, and the Bedrock version that is typically ported to other, non-PC versions. The Bedrock version features the various DLC monetization, not Java.

From the official Minecraft website:

Developer Quote
WHAT IS MINECRAFT?

IT’S A GAME ABOUT PLACING BLOCKS AND GOING ON ADVENTURES

It’s set in infinitely-generated worlds of wide open terrain - icy mountains, swampy bayous, vast pastures and much more - filled with secrets, wonders and peril!

HOW TO PLAY

There’s no one way to play Minecraft. It’s an open-ended game where players decide what they want to do by themselves!

We do offer several modes, though: Creative Mode, where players are given limitless resources to build whatever they can imagine; and Survival Mode, where players must explore the world and mine its resources to feed, house and defend themselves.

Or you can join your friends online and make up your own rules!

GET STARTED

Nearly every block in the world of Minecraft can be broken down by mining and collected. Then those bits can be recombined to build new stuff!

Punch a tree until you get some wood, turn the wood into planks and then combine the planks to create a crafting table.

You can use the crafting table to make all kinds of useful tools, so long as you find the right ingredients.