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Name: Minecraft
Creator: Mojang
Date(s): 2009-present
Medium: video game
Country of Origin: Sweden
External Links: Minecraft.net
The official Minecraft wiki
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Minecraft is an open world building game inspired by games such as Dwarf Fortress and Infiniminer.

In Minecraft, the player navigates a randomly-generated world collecting materials and blocks that they use to create structures, usually starting with a shelter to protect them from the monsters that spawn at night. The player can also use a safe Creative Mode to build massive, sprawling superstructures limited only by their creativity, anything from a palace to a functioning computer.

Later updates have added enormous variety to the game. Players can now breed animals, brew potions and enchant items with helpful stat bonuses. They can also travel to alternate dimensions called The Nether and The End, to fight different monsters and collect different resources.

Minecraft is so open-ended that it can be played almost indefinitely. Let's Players such as Achievement Hunter have made dozens or hundreds of unique videos by designing their own games and contests within the game. For some speedrunners killing the Enderdragon, which causes the game to display a credit roll, is considered "finishing" Minecraft.



Minecraft is easy to modify and several mods have been made, some of the most popular being Bukkit, WorldEdit and TooManyItems.


A large amount of fanfiction has been written about Minecraft from humor to horror.

Let's Plays


Several fans have made music based off Minecraft.