Thursday, February 10, 2011

Talkin' Bout Minecraft.

In case you are behind the times in the realm of PC Gaming, Minecraft is an extremely successful indie sandbox game released by Markus Persson, a programmer who goes by the alias "Notch" online, and run by his company Mojang Specifications. Oh, did I mention the game has since surpassed one million sales?

Minecraft is a sandbox game where you design whatever you want to, with whatever you gather. Wood? Check. Forest? Check. One (not so) giant wooden cock and balls in the middle of a forest?

To put it simply; generate a world, break blocks, place blocks creatively and usefully. Essentially it's Legos. Except if those legos were half the size of a person. And you never stepped on them barefoot then proceeded to weep in pain for several agonizing moments.

Safety legos!

 I avoided this game like the plague for the first few weeks I had known about it.

This game, which seemed so simple and uneventful, annoyed me. That is, before I actually played it.

My friends raved about it endlessly in the few moments I would see them between their day long binges of excavating new caves they found in their world.

It's like a gateway drug. Except it's just a gateway.
Eventually, I caved (pun). There had to be something to this blocky game with a retro feel.

Oh how much there is to it.

Punch trees to get wood. Make Planks out of wood. Make sticks out of planks. Make a workbench. Make an axe out of sticks and planks, using the workbench. Eventually make picks, get stone, make stone picks.

It just keeps going.

This game has many layers to it, many many more layers than I thought at first glance. Kind of like a cake. Except you can't eat it.

The Cake: Not a lie?
Even though it is an inedible delicacy, it is a sweet game that I highly recommend to anyone who has free time and about $20 USD to drop on it at the official Minecraft website here.


  1. First time I played Minecraft I played for 14 hours straight. Addictive as hell but soooo fun. Great post.

  2. Minecraft became an instant hit for me personally, I always loved sandbox games and minecraft has (almost) everything I enjoy in a sandbox game.
    Nice article btw.

  3. I have seen a lot of posts in forums about this game..
    i think Im going to give it a try.

  4. some of my friends are playing it and love it, i think i should give it a go!

  5. Minecraft is awesome.
    I'm actually an admin on a pretty popular server, you might wanna check it out,

  6. Hmmm I've seen posts about this game so many times but I'm not sure if I'd like to play it. I'm afraid it will get too repetitive...
    But since it's cheap and so many people love it, I think I might give it a go to see what all the fuss is about.

  7. creepers
    making people even more paranoid since 2010

  8. Minecraft always comes up on my stumbleupon I hate it.