Even if you haven’t played Minecraft, it’s likely that you have heard of it, most likely from an obsessed friend or child.
It’s seeped into popular culture; it’s videos currently dominate YouTube, Deadmau5 referenced it in his performances, Lady Gaga used it for a music video and South Park dedicated an entire episode to it. Even Boris Johnson took to Minecraft to promote the London games festival. It’s also the third most popular video game of all time, ahead of greats like Super Mario.
If you’ve been living under a rock since 2009; Minecraft is a first-person sandbox game where there are no rules. People create their own experience by crafting tools and using blocks to build whatever their imagination can create.
The two type of Minecrafters
Generally, there is two type of players on Minecraft (we’ll ignore the destructive players). The creatives generally enjoy exploring and building epic constructs with every material available to them from the beginning while ‘purists’ are only interested in builds completed in Survival Mode; where every block must be mined, processed and placed manually.
Regardless of their playstyle, Minecraft players have come up with some amazing creations. Here are a pick of our favourites: