https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_rYe7h0EM4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SiXWlNZCwQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byQb7EpNl2I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5LprvpqWzA You might not have played Minecraft, but you’ve almost certainly heard of it. Released to the public back in 2009 in embryonic form, the game has been in development ever since, with players regularly receiving free software updates that continue to add exciting new features and functionality. But what is it? Well, it’s whatever you want it to be... After being dropped into a randomly generated 3D world, in which everything is created from a range of identically-sized cubes, it’s up to you what you choose to do. A huge part of the game’s appeal is it’s breadth: If you get bored of one area of gameplay, there’s many others to keep you amused. It would take hours, if not days, to go into all of them in detail but, for now, here’s a quick overview of some of the main things you can get up to. One of the first things you’ll want to focus your efforts on is setting up a base, from which you can go on your adventures. Building a structure that protects you and your possessions from the game’s many threats is a great way to get the hang of the basic mechanic of gathering and placing materials. Alongside this, you’ll create yourself some basic tools such as axes, shovels and pickaxes to make the job easier, along with a crafting table and furnace to make the most of the resources you’ll find.
You might not have played Minecraft, but you’ve almost certainly heard of it. But what is it? Well, it’s whatever you want it to be...
Published on May 6th, 2015