We bet that the game has been the most popular in at least 2 generations among us is mine craft. There is no one on Earth that has never heard about its name. Why is that? Why has Mine craft been one the most successful games in the world?
Actually, there are many reasons:
Minecraft is a 3D sandbox video game that is based on building blocks. These blocks are made up of various materials, and most of them can be “mined” or broken down and stored in an inventory. An extensive crafting system allows you to turn these base materials into tools or weapons to survive in the game. This means that you can build, craft, and create things with the blocks that you mine. There are other elements as well, including animals, plants, villagers, monsters (mobs), weather, water, and lava.
Minecraft first started in 2009 as a project by Markus Persson, known popularly as Notch. Originally called Cave Game, it went through a development phase for 2 years, and was eventually renamed Minecraft. While initially being available from May of 2009 in various alpha and beta forms, it was first officially released in 2011 as Minecraft: Java Edition. Since then, Minecraft has grown from a small Indie game into one of the biggest and most popular titles in the gaming world. It reached 10 million users within 6 months of the official release.
While initially created, developed, and maintained by Notch; Minecraft was eventually sold by Notch to Microsoft for a cool $2.5B (yes, billion with a B) in 2014. This sale was due to Notch becoming exhausted with the pressure of being Minecraft’s creator. Since then, Microsoft has maintained and updated Minecraft throughout the years via Mojang Studio – another one of Notch’s creations that were also sold alongside Minecraft.
By this point in time, Minecraft had started to explode in popularity. With twitch streamers and YouTubers alike playing the game and producing content. This gave Minecraft more mainstream exposure to more people and thrust into the limelight. And with Microsoft at the helm offering their resources to the dev team, the game continued to improve.
2016 saw the release of Minecraft Education Edition, a version of the game aimed towards teaching students in a classroom environment. Backed by Microsoft Education, this version of Minecraft has become widely used to teach programming and coding to students of various ages. 2016 also saw record sales, with $420M in revenue coming in. One of the best years on record.
Fast forward to today and there are over 140 million active users that play Minecraft. Updates to the game include the addition of DirectX Ray-tracing (DXR) capabilities, numerous gameplay improvements and environment changes, and multiple versions across many different platforms. You can play Minecraft on the PC, iPhone, Android, Xbox, PlayStation, and even the Raspberry Pi.
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