Minecraft is a game in the sandbox genre, the “world” is one giant sandbox where you can play god. You craft the world into the shape that you want it, everything (well nearly) can be smashed and turned into something else. For example you can cut down a tree, turn the logs into wood, turn the wood into sticks and attach them to some wood to get a wooden pickaxe. You could then use that pickaxe to mine some stone to add to the sticks to make a stone axe to make cutting trees faster. Minecraft has over fifty different “crafting recipes” everything from tools (like the pickaxe) to mushroom stew (for food).
The draw of the game is hard to explain, I started playing because a friend told me about it but now I’m hooked. I’m playing on a server (that I am hosting) along with five of my friends, we all shape the world together undertaking vast construction projects from castles to railways (to get from our homes to the castle!).
Some more Minecraft related pages on abristolgeek.co.uk
- Minecraft Texture Packs
A review of some texture packs for minecraft, with notes on which packs still work for the latest release.
- Minecraft Suggestions
Some of my suggestions for minecraft blocks and items.
- Minecraft World Exporter
A simple tool that I wrote in response to a post on Minecraft’s support page, it allows you to export and import single player worlds.
- Minecraft Server Hosting
A look at hosting your own Minecraft Server, or running one hosted by a Web Hosting company. Some tips and hints to get you going.
Or why not take a look at some of the great Minecraft Gear on Amazon?