Sunday, January 2, 2011

What is Minecraft?

For those of you that don't know what Minecraft is, you need to read this. If you do already know, read it anyway. Essentially, Minecraft is pointless. That certainly doesn't mean it isn't fun, however. There are several basic materials spread around in a massive, randomly generated world that you spawn in. You spawn in the daytime, but come nighttime, you've got trouble. Once the sun goes down, monsters of all types spawn, threating your materials and your very existence. So usually you want to build a dwelling. Anyway, you gather materials and build things that will allow you to spread out and gather different materials and build better things and eventually make a massive empire. In my game, I have a main base with interconnected bases everywhere, a journey I will take you all on soon. This pretty much sums up the first three nights you will spend in Minecraft as a newbie (Click to enlarge):

One of the most amazing things about Minecraft is the worlds that it generates. They are unutterably amazing. The farther out you go, the more it generates. This pretty much goes on forever like in this video:

This can keep on going until you get to like 8 times the size of the earth's surface, which at that point the coding for the game begins imploding upon itself. Here are some screenshots from one of my worlds that I find extremely awesome: 

If you aren't interested in Minecraft by now, there is something wrong. Soon, I will post some pictures from the world that I have been building in to show some of that aspect. Also, I will eventually put up a video tour and some tutorials and of course start the vodcast.