Blocking the imagination…

$2.5 billion dollars, enough money to buy or build a Caribbean island and live like a king/queen for the rest of your days…

First written by Eliko and published back in January 2011 before Microsoft paid $2.5 billion dollars to Markus “Notch” Persson and his associates.

Minecraft! In theory, Minecraft isn’t a full game. In fact, it’s still classed as being in beta but has still managed to sell over one million copies, an extraordinary number for a game developed by such a small development team, four people in total. Markus Persson, Daniel Rosenfeld, Kristoffer Zetterstrand and Paul Spooner. Minecraft is a sandbox game powered by such applications as Java, JOrbis, LWJGL and the 3d Sound System created by Paul Lamb. Minecraft has no storyline, no objective and no missions. There’s no motive, but to be honest that is what makes it so much fun.

I have been playing Minecraft for a good few months now, and it’s generally addictive. Creating Traps, Buildings, Tree Houses, Forest, etc. Basically anything you could really think of. The game is all about the use of your imagination.

Also, survival is a massive part in this game because it is split into day and night in the day you’re safe, you can build, you can explore, do whatever you want, but at night… That’s where it changes, zombies, creepers, spiders, skeletons, it all gets a bit dangerous. At this point, I’d advise you to build shelter for the night. BUT WAIT, don’t be frightened! You do have the option to stop the monsters from appearing in the dead of night!

All of this can be done on both single player and multiplayer. Personally, I like the multiplayer side of Minecraft. If you can find a decent server that has a good admin and decent community, you’ll soon find yourself having other people helping you build things, and you’ll be helping them. It’s all about giving and taking.

The pro’s to Minecraft are the huge amount of things you are able to do and the amount of fun you can have on such a simple concept.

The cons are that because it is in development, there are frequent updates, meaning that mods on the multiplayer servers can be affected because the mods need to update with each Minecraft update. If you have less than twenty quid spare (€20.00) and plenty of imagination, then Minecraft is worth investing in.

In May 2024, according to several websites that deal with gaming and information – Minecraft was worth investing in and paying $2.5 billion dollars for. Statistics report that Minecraft is the best-selling game of all time with 300 million copies sold, from PC to those tiny screens in modern day fridges freezers – (I’m sure some coding whizz could pull that off, Minecraft Chilled Out Edition.)

How much money has Minecraft generated? Well, put it this way. If the cash was going into your bank account and one day you went to a local cash machine, inserted your card and typed in your pin. Then selected display balance – the screen would be going something like this…

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