I’ve been playing minecraft on and off for the last few weeks, both by myself, classic & survival (alpha) mode, and also both modes with friends and random people online (once hung out with a friend and did 6 hours of survival mode). I love the game. Really, really, love it. It reminds me of the days when I was little, playing with Lego and building immense towers only to have friends come over and tear them apart, only to rebuild them the next day with friends again.
I’ve always loved creating stuff (as I’m sure many people do), from Lego, to making maps, to (attempting) to DM D&D games. Minecraft feels like Lego for “big kids”. It’s funny too: the game is really simple, with a very basic concept, and yet it is endlessly fun. I know a few people who can’t get into it, and obviously the game (just as every other game in the world) isn’t for everyone. I think it probably turns some people off because it’s a sandbox game with no “goal” and no direction – which is why I (and 200,000 others) love the game so much.
I’m not sure why I’m making this blog post, mostly just to state I’m one of the 200,000 other buyers who’s really enjoying the game. Congrats on creating such a popular game Notch, it’s well done, and I tip my (imaginary) top hat to you (It’s so cool how successful and how amazing, yet simple, a game you were able to create!).
In other news, saw Arcade Fire today, and they were generally awesome. Good times, all around.
Off to play Minecraft now. Cheerio.