Exactly what is Minecraft anyway?
Minecraft is a sandbox massive multiplayer online role-playing construction and destruction game. The idea for it was loosely based on an already established, but not well-known, game called “Infiniminer”. Minecraft was eventually programmed by a guy with the internet handle ‘Notch’ (Markus Persson), the creator of Mojang. Minecraft basically consists of players from around the world building and tearing down miscellaneous types of cubes in a 3D world. The player uses their own customizable avatar that is capable of demolishing or molishing blocks, forming awesome structures, art-work, and creations over the various hosted multiplayer networks using admin built game modes.
Minecraft is currently in beta, available to players for €14.95 or $25. Beta singleplayer and Beta multiplayer, when purchased, can be played in the user’s web browser, or using the downloadable client. Minecraft Classic is available to play for free. Minecraft development started around May 10th 2009. Pre-orders for the full game started being accepted on June 13th 2009. Minecraft’s official release date is planned to be the 11th of November 2011.