Minecraft, the lo-fi sandbox video game, is wildly popular. You can explore maps, fight or avoid mobs, create automated contraptions, and build structures by yourself or with your friends.
You can play as you like: Minecraft isn't hard to beat. There are no princesses, no armies to defeat, and no obstacle courses to complete. So you can have fun with Minecraft. You can collect raw materials, grow food and make items. Explore to find mansions, villages, fortresses, and other dimensions. You can also fight mobs (including zombies, skeletons and dragons) and other players.
Multiplayer or single: You can create a multiplayer world for yourself, or you can join a network with hundreds of other players to create your own world.
You can customize the game: You can also modify the game's characteristics through community-created mods. For example, you can add a map to track your travels or introduce new crafting recipes and items.
You can create useful mechanisms with redstone. Redstone allows you to build automated devices from lamps, passcode doors and automated farms to Rube Goldberg machines. Redstone can be used to power unusually sophisticated devices. It acts in a similar way as an electrical circuit.
Engaged community: The game has a large and passionate support community that runs forums, wikis and YouTube channels as well as Twitch streams and Twitch streams. Everything you need to know about building redstone devices, as well as live streams of players destroying mobs, can be found here.
A few unruly servers communities: Joining a server group is a great way to learn more about the game and take part in events and projects you wouldn't be able to do on your own. Many servers are well managed with attentive mods and admins who are supportive. However, some servers are more chaotic and not suitable for everyone.
Modifying Minecraft is not for the faint of heart. There is no easy way to add mods to Minecraft, and it can be tedious. Modifying the game can require you to search for suspicious websites, synchronize mod version numbers with game versions, install software your computer may warn against, and go through folders that you don't need. While the results can make the game more enjoyable if done correctly, they will require patience and skill.
Minecraft's open-ended nature makes it so much fun to play. Minecraft is large enough to support a variety of play styles, so it can be difficult to find the right server community or modify the game.