Anyway, about a week ago I stumbled upon this sandbox game called 'Minecraft', and I have been in love with it ever since. Allow me to show you a screenshot so that you can get a rough idea what it's all about.
|For some reason the animals in this game just love to swim|
As you can see, the world of minecraft is made up mostly of huge blocks of about a meter by a meter by a meter. There are dirt blocks, stone blocks, gold blocks, wood blocks, etcetera etcetera. The goal of the game, if there is any at all, is to collect these blocks through various means, refining them, and finally constructing buildings and creating tools with these refined blocks. Through a randomly generated, interactive world, the game provides the -in my opinion- ultimate sandbox.
|A screenshot of my very first building project|
Exploring the literally endless world
Every time you come near the borders of your world, the game generates a whole new chunk of world for you to explore. There is literally no end to it.
Exploring and exploiting underground dungeons, mines and caves
The world generator creates many caves and the like, some so massive that you could spend entire days wandering around in them. Many minecrafters, including myself, have at one point gotten lost while exploring one of those.
Constructing the most daring things
Probably the most important aspect of Minecraft is the fact that you can build pretty much anything you can come up with given the different blocks in the game. Skyscrapers, bridges, underwater bases, fountains, entire networks of railroads, the list is limited only by your imagination.
Battling zombies, creepers, etcetera
At night, different kinds of enemies show up who will attack you on sight. Hungry zombies, exploding creepers, arrow-firing skeletons, giant spiders, and the list goes on. Home-made armor and weapons are not a luxury in this game!
|Inside of my first building|
|The basement of my house where I store my valuables|
|Screenshot taken from the roof of my building|