The quintessential game of parents and children has been occupying our hearts for more than one time. It started as a game indie and has become a worldwide bestseller. More than 238 million copies sold by the end of 2021Its about best selling video game of all time: gets ahead of Grand Theft Auto Vwith 150 million copies, and even Tetris itself, with 100 million sales.
Why is Minecraft so successful?
The universe sandbox of Minecraft offers a wide range of possibilities to all audiences. Allows you to develop creativity both with the construction based on infinite materials with the Creative modeas well as letting the player figure it out in a survival mode extreme with few resources.
Just like a ‘Ditto’, this video game becomes what you want. In addition, its wide range of mods available on the Internet makes it possible for you personalize the theme of the game to your liking. And, as in The SimsMinecraft doesn’t have goals, instead it gives you the freedom to put your own goals in this universe with endless possibilities.
It all starts on May 17, 2009when user Notch launches a prototype of his new video game, Cave Game. It is nothing more and nothing less than Markus Persson, the Swedish developer and Founder of Mojang Studios. This would be the basis for what would become Minecraft.
But… what was the very first version of this free world like? It could be described as the dream of every flat earther. Cave Game was no more than a flat square world. There were only the blocks of rock and earth with grass, which did not give much room for maneuver except for the creation of figures. In addition, the map was finite and you could fall off the cliff if you got too close to the edge.
From its first release until the end of 2009, the game went through a period of splendor and development. This version, now called classical, content is added weeklyand the players themselves create mods that end up assimilating into the base game. A digital Genesis, wow.
Little by little, some basics are developed, such as slopes, stone and wooden blocks and tree cuttings (which have not yet been scheduled to grow). There they decide to change the name of the gameand is finally called Minecraft.
It is a bizarre period in which all the blocks of water and lava are infinite, so it was very easy to flood the map unintentionally (or on purpose). The good thing is that you couldn’t die, because there was only Creative Mode. It’s not until October 2009 what Survival Mode is introduced. This new condition of mortality is accompanied by creepers, skeletons, zombies, and spiders. On the other hand, pigs also appeared. And it is that now it was necessary to make a sandwich to recover from the enemy attacks.
The version minecraft classic it still exists and can be played. It is available for free on the Internet, even in browser versions.
Although the strong point of Minecraft are the modsit is possible to separate the game according to the stages through which it has passed and the platforms on which it is available. Here is a list of all the versions of Minecraft that exist:
Minecraft Java Edition
It’s about the original version created in language Java. And it is that Markus Persson may have many gifts, but having a knack with computer languages is not one of them. The fandom You’ve already been criticized enough for your decision to program this game in Java.
The first complete version of Minecraft is released on November 18, 2011. Three years later, on September 15, 2011, Persson offers the video game to the highest bidder on Twitter; microsoft is not expected and offers a whopping amount of $2.5 billion for the rights to Minecraft and all of its intellectual property.
Minecraft Bedrock Edition
Bedrock Edition is the Windows version of Minecraft. It is available for mobile devices, consoles and even virtual reality through the Microsoft Store. Unlike the version classicalis based on the motor Bedrock Engine, and does not depend on Java. Both this version and the Java version are included in Microsoft’s Game Pass.
Minecraft New Nintendo 3DS Edition
This version of Minecraft was developed by Mojang Studios and Other Ocean Interactive exclusively for the New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL and New Nintendo 2DS XL. However, it was not compatible with the Nintendo 3DS originals. Neither with the Nintendo 3DS XL nor the Nintendo 2DS, which was misleading when trying to buy the title. It was released in Europe in September 2018, a year later than in Japan. It stopped receiving updates in January 2019, though is still available through the Nintendo eShop.
Minecraft Legacy Console Edition
The Legacy Console Edition It was a exclusive version for consoles which ceased development in 2017. Created by Mojang Studios and 4J Studios, it focused on providing Minecraft support for consoles such as Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch. Each of these devices had a Minecraft to their name. Over time, were replaced slowly by Bedrock Edition.
Minecraft Education Edition
This is an edition developed especially for the use in teaching classrooms. Developed from the editing engine bedrockthe Education Edition It is the perfect tool for teachers who use the Learning through games. If in the 90s he reigned adibou in computer classes, here we have the children’s favorite game. Unlike Fortnitethe little ones can get something out of their hours playing Minecraft.
This edition differs from the others by being quite capada. For example, it is not possible to upload a skin or access content on the Internet from an account other than the administrator, which protects small and meets parental control requirements.