Minecraft has been around for almost a decade now but is still considered to be one of the world’s top video games. The game was created by Markus Persson and was built using the Java programming language. The game underwent various rounds of testing before its official release in 2011, and since that time, has sold a whopping 200 million copies. As of 2020, 126 million active users play the game each month, and it has now been ported to various other platforms. Taking the title of the best-selling video game of all time, it’s no surprise Minecraft is still as popular as ever.
If you’ve never played Minecraft before, you may be surprised by the amount of freedom the game offers players. It’s a 3D sandbox game with no particular goals for players, however, it does have an achievement system that encourages players to come back time and time again. When you first start playing, you’ll see that you are in the first-person perspective, but you can also adjust this to third-person if needed. Throughout the world that the game takes place in, you’ll find various 3D objects, known as blocks, which are made of various materials such as water, lava, and dirt. The main aim is to pick up and place these objects in various places around the 3D grid. You can freely move around the world the game is set in, and the setting is virtually infinite.