Minecraft is an independent video game in an open world. It was originally created by Swedish programmer Markus “Notch” Persson and later developed and published by Mojang. The ability to create and build Minecraft allows players to build structures by building structural blocks in a 3D world. Other activities in the game include searching, gathering resources, crafting, and fighting.
There are many game modes available, including survival mode, where players must find resources to build the world and maintain health, creative mode, where players have unlimited resources to build. and has the ability to fly, adventure mode, where players play maps created by others and spectator mode. The PC version of the game is also popular with third-party mods, allowing for more new tools, characters, and missions for the game.
Minecraft received five Game Developers Conference awards in 2011. Game developer Mojang received the Game Developers Choice Awards, in the creative category, Best Downloadable Game award, and above all the Debut game award; from the Independent Games Festival, the game has won the Audience and Seumas McNally awards.
In 2012, Minecraft was awarded the Golden Joystick in the Best Downloadable Game category. As of June 2016, more than 106 million copies have been sold, with more than 40 million Minecraft players every month on all different platforms making Minecraft the best-selling PC game to date and video game. Best seller after Tetris.
At the beginning of the game, players are created on the surface of a wild and virtually limitless world. The world is divided into many different biomes, from deserts to forests to snowy lands. Players can go on the terrain of plains, mountains, forests, caves, ravines, swamps and different waters. Time in the game is systematically according to a day and night cycle, with a full cycle lasting 20 minutes of real time.
During the game, players will encounter many creatures called “mobs”, including animals, villagers and monsters. Animals such as cows, pigs, chickens and sheep can be hunted to eat and make materials, which are born during the day. In contrast, monsters like spiders, skeletons, and zombies are born at night or in dark places, like caves.