Have you heard of Minecraft? If not, where have you been! It’s a block building game with some of the most basic graphics you will ever see on a game, developed this side of 1980 anyway. If you haven’t played this amazing game and want to or just want to know what the hell is going on in the game, check out this video.
Minecraft has taken the gaming world by storm in the last few years. First released in May 2009 in it’s Alpha stage of development, the full release has still not seen the light of day yet. Its slated for release on November 11, 2011 and I cant see a huge wave of adopters on the day. The game has been floating around in a beta format since December 2010 and continues to see automatic updates for items, blocks and alternate dimension’s.
It’s amazing to think that a single person can create such a beast in his spare time. Markus Persson, was working full time when he began development, however quickly began working on Mincraft full time and in September 2010 he formed the company Mojang. In December 2010 when the game went Beta, Persson was charging the modest price of AU$20.00, in less than a month the game had sold more than 1,000,000 copies. Not bad for a game with no marketing or publishing company. In April 2011, Persson estimated the game had provided roughly AU$31 in sales. As of a few days ago (June 13th, 2011), Minecraft had over 9 million registered users and surpassed 2.5 million sales.
With all that in mind I would like to introduce a new member to the Drop Bear team. Camoz20 has come on board as our video editor and I thought it would be a great time to offer his first video tutorial. He made this vid a few months back and it walks you through the basics of the Minecraft game. Watch and learn, then go forth and build.
Welcome to the team Camoz20.