Whatever you can imagine, you can build! Create your game world, explore, build, and conquer. As the night falls, monsters will appear - so be sure to build a shelter before they arrive. If you make it through the night, possibilities are endless - you decide what to build and what to do.
The Swede Markus Persson has been working on the block-building game Minecraft since May 2009. After selling the development studio Mojang, including Minecraft, to Microsoft, he left the company. What was initially little more than a Java tech demo for procedurally generated landscapes has now become a huge phenomenon. The core of the game is simple: In a landscape composed of blocks, the player can smash the latter, set new bricks, and build fantastic structures. The sandbox game has a total of five game modes. In creative mode, players can let their imagination run wild, as neither a shortage of materials, nor monsters disturb the building process. The Survival and Adventure mode is completely different - zombies, skeletons, and the dreaded green creepers come out at night. By using an ingenious crafting system, you can build torches, weapons, armour, railroad tracks, food, switches, pressure plates, and much more. In combination with the rare Redstone ore, you can construct electrical circuits, allowing you to build entire computers into the landscape of the game.
The hardcore mode is a special version of the survival mode, with a high and not adjustable difficulty level. If the player dies in hardcode mode, he is forced to delete the world for good. In the spectator mode, no blocks can be set or destroyed, but you can move through the world without restrictions and remain invisible to other players. An active modder community takes care of Minecraft's extensive multiplayer mode, providing the game with many graphic modifications.