• Minecraft is a sandbox building indie video game written in Java originally by Swedish creator Markus "Notch" Persson and now by his company, Mojang, formed from the proceeds of the game. It was released on May 17, 2009, with a Beta on December 20, 2010.
• The game is focused on creativity and building, allowing players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. The game has two variants – free Classic and paid Beta. Classic is focused entirely on construction with unlimited material supply, whereas Beta has two modes: Survival requires players to acquire resources themselves and keep their health and hunger up, whereas in Creative the player has an unlimited supply of resources. Both Beta modes contain many more features than Classic, as well as the addition of mobs. The gameplay is heavily inspired by Infiniminer by Zachtronics Industries, Dwarf Fortress by Bay 12 Games and Dungeon Keeper by Bullfrog Productions.
Gameplay• The core gameplay revolves around construction. The game world is essentially made of cubical blocks arranged in a fixed grid pattern which represent different materials, such as dirt, stone, various ores, water, and tree trunks. While the players can move freely across the world, objects and items can only be placed at fixed locations relative to the grid.
Game Modes• Minecraft has two currently available gameplay modes, Survival and Creative, both with single- player and multiplayer options. Classic is the earliest free version and initially featured only creative game mode with only building (block placement and removal) aspects of the game and unlimited block supply. The game was then split into single-player survival mode (referred to as "Survival Mode Test"), which contained monsters and a much greater variety of blocks and items available, as well as requiring players to mine their own blocks.
Survival• In this mode, the player has a health bar which is depleted by attacks from monsters, falls, or environmental damage, such as drowning or falling into lava. The player also has a hunger bar, which must be periodically refilled by eating various food (porkchops, bread, etc.) in-game. Armor can help mitigate damage from mob attacks, while weapons can be used to kill enemies and other animals. Health replenishes when the player has a full hunger bar or by playing on the easiest difficulty, where the health bar regenerates by itself.
Creative• While in this mode, the player is invincible. There is no limit to what you can do and what you can have. The void is the only limit, an advise for you is to not dig through the layer of bedrocks. It’s up to you to know the results of not taking this advice.
Creative• Creative mode is one of the three game modes playable in the Classic and Beta. The Creative game mode allows you to build and destroy blocks in a manner in which you can build any sort of structure you would like. Players are given an infinite amount of most blocks to build with and no health or damage to worry about. Taking advantage of this, players can create large constructions such as castles, roads, water fountains, and much more along with forms of artwork called pixel art.
Hardcore• Hardcore Mode is a game mode that is a variant of Survival, differing primarily by the lack of the abilities to respawn and change difficulty.• The image below shows what exactly happens in Hardcore Mode.
NPC• While there are game modes, there are NPCs (Non-Player Characters) too. These NPCs are characterized into three. Firstly the aggressive (Violent), neutral (attacks when attacked), friendly/passive (peace-lover).• The game is mostly characterized with aggressive NPCs. For many they called them mobs.• Friendly NPCs are not much yet implemented ingame.
NPC• From Left to right: Steve, Zombie, Skeleton, Creeper, Spider, Slime, Pig, Sheep, Cow, and lastly from the right Chciken.
Common Mobs• Aggressive mobs – usually spawns during night time, at caves and dark places. Slimes only spawns on layer below up to layer 40.
The Overworld• The Overworld is the starting dimension in Minecraft.• The Overworld is the entire three dimensional space in which in-game construction can occur, encompassing the span from the level ceiling down to bedrock and extending in every direction on the horizontal plane. It is generated through a secret process which creates multiple Noise maps to create differing elevations, general chunk shapes, and complex mountain and cave systems.
The Overworld• All but four of the mobs in the game can appear in the Overworld: Wolves, Pigs, Sheep, Cows,• Mooshrooms, Chickens, Squid, Zombies, Skeletons, Spiders, Spider Jockeys, Endermen, Creepers and Slimes and Pigs can be hit by lightning, which turns them into Zombie pigmen
The Nether• previously known as The Nexus, The Slip and Hell• Accessible via Portal made from obsidian• The Nether is home to four Mobs : Ghasts,Magma Cubes, Blazes, and Zombie Pigmen.• The Nether functions as a second map in a players Minecraft World. When it is entered, the chunks from the above ground map are unloaded and the Nether chunks begin to load.
The End• The End (previously known as The Ender) is a stark, empty plane containing a series of large floating islands of End Stone dotted with Obsidian Spikes.• This dimension is populated by a relatively large number of Endermen, which spawn considerably more than in the Overworld, and one Enderdragon, an End exclusive mob.• The Background is not The End.
Crafting• Crafting is the method by which many blocks, tools, and other resources are made in Minecraft.• The player has access to a 2×2 crafting grid in their Inventory screen which can be used anytime the screen is brought up.
Crafting• While the player has an access to a 2x2 crafting grid in their inventory screen, the player also have an access to a 3x3 by creating a Crafting Table.