The beta version of the highly popular construction game
Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows 98 SE
Minecraft is a beloved sand-box game that lets you build anything you can dream of out of blocks. Players will start the game in the wilderness with nothing more than the shirt on their backs. Night is just around the corner, and with it comes dangerous monsters such as skeleton archers, zombies and giant spiders that will attack you on sight. The first thing you've got to do is build a shelter.
Attack a nearby tree to gather some wood, from there you'll be introduced to the crafting mechanism in the game. By placing a two by two grid of wood blocks on the crafting square in your inventory, you'll be able to make a crafting table, allowing you to create more complex items and devices. Place the crafting table down on the ground and you can make things such as pick axes, swords and doors that will help you survive. You've got to be quick, because night is approaching fast!
You'll need a strong shelter that will be quick to build, so find a nearby cave to hold up in. Make a wooden pickaxe on your crafting table and tunnel into one of the cave walls. From there you make a door and put it up at the entrance, which will be a fine deterrent to any monsters that will be coming out soon.
Caves are a great place to gather stone, which will allow you to make stronger versions of your wooden swords and pickaxes. It's also a great place to find coal, which looks like normal gray stone blocks, but with black specs on them. Use coal to create torches, cook food and smelt iron ore, the latter of which you'll find deeper in the cave and can use to create the next tier up of gear past stone items.
At this point, you should have a decent grasp on the game's mechanics, so it's time for the real adventure to begin. You'll be able to continue mining out of your cave while discovering more and more precious minerals and gemstones. These newer minerals won't just be a static upgrade to equipment you're already familiar with, as they each have their own special properties. Redstone Ore, for instance, can be used to create a type of circuitry that will allow you to create things such as traps and basic engines.
The fun doesn't stop there, as there are tons of more things to discover in the world of Minecraft for anyone who's looking for a true adventure.
The game also has multiplayer compatibility to allow you and your friends to come together to create a truly stunning world.
Build whatever you can imagine
Procedurally generated world that is virtually endless
Servers can accommodate many different players at once.
There are plenty of player made mods that can make your game even more fun.
Without mods, the graphics in the game can look very outdated.
With all the different things in the game to do, many players will have to consult online guides as the game itself doesn't tell you everything.
The combat can seem fairly simplistic, as building is the main feature in this game.
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