Minecraft is a sandbox video game created by Swedish game designer Markus "Notch" Persson, later fully developed and published by Mojang, a company he founded.
A video game is an electronic game that involves human or animal interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.
Markus Alexej Persson, better known as Notch, is a Swedish video game programmer and designer.
Minecraft with RTX for Windows 10 Official Trailer - Gamescom 2019 by IGN
The creative and building aspects of Minecraft allow players to build with a variety of different cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world.
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Multiple gameplay modes are available, including a survival mode where the player must acquire resources to build the world and maintain health, a creative mode where players have unlimited resources to build with and the ability to fly, an adventure mode where players can play custom maps created by other players, a spectator mode where players can freely move throughout a world without being affected by gravity or collisions, and a hardcore mode, where the player is only given one life.
Survival mode, or horde mode, is a game mode in a video game in which the player must continue playing for as long as possible without dying in an uninterrupted session while the game presents them with increasingly difficult waves of challenges.
Gameplay is the specific way in which players interact with a game, and in particular with video games.
The PC version of the game is noted for its modding scene, where users create new gameplay mechanics, items, and assets for the game.
Social media, parodies, adaptations, merchandise, and the MineCon convention played large roles in popularizing the game.
MINECON is an annual interactive live stream about the video game Minecraft, hosted by Mojang.
It has also been used in educational environments, especially in the realm of computing systems, as virtual computers and hardware devices have been built in it.
Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.
By early 2018, over 144 million copies had been sold across all platforms, making it the second best-selling video game of all time.
In September 2014, Microsoft announced a deal to buy Mojang and the Minecraft intellectual property for US$2.5 billion, with the acquisition completed two months later.
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.
Intellectual property refers to creations of the intellect for which a monopoly is assigned to designated owners by law.
Other games in the franchise have also been released, such as Minecraft: Story Mode.
Minecraft: Story Mode is an episodic point-and-click graphic adventure video game developed and published by Telltale Games, based on the sandbox video game Minecraft.