(Introduction stolen from Mub)
What is Minecraft?
Minecraft is a sandbox construction game created by Markus Persson and is currently in pre release alpha. Minecraft development started around the 10th of May 2009, pre-orders for the full game started being accepted on the 13th of June.
The game involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks, forming fantastic structures, creations and artwork across the various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes.
Where Can I Buy it?
There is Minecraft Classic which is a free striped down version of minecraft available for free
| Multi player
And then There is survival mode which you need to pay for, once you pay, all updates and expansions are free.
Buy Minecraft for €14.95 (roughly $19.60 USD)
Extra Links: Notch's Twitter
| Notch's Tumblr
| Official Minecraft Forum
| Official Minecraft Wiki
Now that that's done discuss some Minecraft!
Latest Official Minecraft Version: Beta 1.8.1 - Latest Unofficial Minecraft Version: 1.9 PR 5
Beta 1.9 Pre-release 5 has been officially released! Simply click the picture below, and put the minecraft.jar into your .minecraft/bin folder!
Prerelease 5 Changelog: http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/co...leased/c2uw8vo