Minecraft was released on PC on May 17th 2009. It was originally created by Swedish programmer Markus “Notch” Persson but then later developed by Mojang. After gradual updates, it fully released its alpha version on November 18th 2011 , after the Android version was released a month earlier on October 7th. Six months later, the game was released on Xbox 360 as an Xbox Live Arcade Game on May 9th 2012.
Five years since its release on PC it has sold 14 million copies on PC and 32 million copies on other platforms: Windows, OS X, Linux, Java platform, Java applet, Android, iOS, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Raspberry Pi, PlayStation 3, PlayStation4, PlayStation Vita and Wii U.During its five years Minecraft has received multiple awards including: Innovation Award, Best Downloadable game, The Audience Award and The Seumas McNally Award.
Minecraft is split into two separate game modes. Creative and Survival. You can play both of them in multiplayer. If you’re mostly interested in making huge structures from scratch with unlimited resources, Creative mode is your choice as it gives you infinite possibilities with designing infrastructure for your world. You won’t see any enemies, and you can pull blocks of all shapes and sizes out of thin air. However, if you dare to enter into a world of danger, where you’re crafting and creating out of necessity, you’ll probably want to play in Survival mode. Where gangs of monsters want to break/explode/eat your bones, one pixel at a time. You’ll need to protect yourself from the creatures that come out at night. Its a highly addictive but repetitive game.