Minecraft has been one of the most successful games of the last five years. But why is it so popular and addictive? What does it have to offer? Find out all the answers and all the game's features in this presentation!
What is minecraft about and why is it so addictive
WHAT IS MINECRAFT ABOUT AND
WHY IS IT SO ADDICTIVE?
Let’s start from the very
Marcus Persson, a Swedish game developer known as Notch,
imagined a universe made of blocks…and in 2009 he turned into a
First came a base of earth and sky, then the trees, the rocks, the
lava…it looked like a natural world, but something was missing:
OTHER PEOPLE, INTERACTION!
An individual and a multiplayer mode were created, but Notched
wanted a Survival mode as well. In the classic stage all kinds of
monsters and animals were added to the Minecraft Universe, but
they were all passive…
In the Indev stage something really relevant was added: CRAFTING,
the possibility to create objects for the game.
In the Infdev stage the game became a sandbox, the universe had
no limits. From that stage on every friday came with a new addition:
new items, new slimes…
Alpha stage: the survival multiplayer mode was created, now
playing against all kind of creatures with your friends was possible!
Beta stage: all kinds of stuff were added in that stage: the
sandstone, lower light, wolves that could be trained with bones,
electric storms, intense raining…
Versions came with improvements and additions…1.6, 1.7, 1.8…until
reaching the final version of the game, 1.0.0.
But that was not the end…
Since the version 1.0.0 was released the updates on the game have
been on a non-stop dynamic until reaching the current 1.8.7 version.
The basics: what is Minecraft
To simplify it: Minecraft is an open-world game without a concrete
goal and it is basically about transporting, placing and destroying
tridimensional cubic blocks to modify your surroundings. Every mode
has, of course, its own missions. Here’s a little video to illustrate this
Plenty of versions…it’s easy to lose
The number of updates that have followed its theoretically “final
version” has been mad, and keeping track of all the improvements
is a really difficult task. To make it easier and appealing we created
an infographic that goes over mods, creations and even famous
players. CLICK IN THE PICTURE TO SEE IT!
Just like any other videogame worth his salt, Minecraft has plenty of
mods that his creative users built in order to go one step further and
adapt the game to their ideal conception of it. There are hundreds
of them, and some have even been integrated into the game by
Mojang. Here’s a list of the 4 best Minecraft’s Mods ever made.
CLICK IN THE PICTURE TO SEE THEM!
Minecraft’s default protagonist is Steve, a character with no
personality nor morals that just responds to the player’s commands.
Steve is not, however, the only option. The very creative mod
community has also created entirely new skins for the player’s
avatar. Check out the most awesome ones clicking here!
Minecraft’s most adventurous players have the option to install
custom worlds in the game that focus in one type of experience: the
maps. From puzzle maps to parkour ones there are maps to fit every
taste! Check out the most amazing Minecraft’s maps clicking here
or you can even download them clicking here!
It is a common trait in games that allow freedom when building to
have a percentage of players that take constructions to the limit,
building architecture that goes beyond what we thought was
possible in such games. Minecraft is no different, and by clicking
here you can check the 5 most ambitious Minecraft buildings ever
Why is Minecraft so addictive?
Games with goals inevitably come to an end by the time all of
them have been completed. Minecraft, however, is a sandbox
game, and there are no goals whatsoever. That fact and its
constant updates and new possibilities inspire millions of users to
keep playing day after day, becoming on of the most successful
videogames on earth in the last five years. JUST ONE MORE BLOCK!
Minecraft, a YouTube success
Gameplays have been a huge deal on YouTube for a while now,
game fans love to see what are almost considered “personalities” in
this video social media platform play their favorite videogames.
Minecraft is by far the most successful videogame among this kind
of videos, so much so that YouTubers get millions of views and
subscribers! Discover the best Minecraft Youtubers clicking here!
Alternatives to Minecraft
Being such an outstanding and lucrative game it is not strange that
some alternatives have been released. They cannot even be
considered competence, but they share a large number of
characteristics. The most famous ones are Roblox, Minetest and
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