Where do I start?

At the beginning, I suppose. So, I had heard about this game from a couple of co-workers, one of which has a foot in the gaming industry (Computer games, that is). Also, curiously, from a friend of mine’s thirteen-year old son. Minecraft. Apparently, it was so enthralling that I was recommended to check it out immediately. “Like legos”, I was told. Well, as a kid, I LOVED Legos, and I still have my lego collection, modest as it is… but, upon seeing the game for the first time, I was rather put off. At first glance, it looks cheesy. All of the graphics are intentionally made to resemble old original Nintendo graphics. Still, I was intrigued enough to try it out.

I think it’s safe to refer to my significant other as a “Minecraft Widow” at this point.

I’m not going to waste my breath describing the details of the game to you, but I will say that it’s so ground-breaking, so different from any other game previously, that it has indeed created an new *Genre* of games. “World-building”, perhaps?

Since I’ve heard about it, I’ve purchased it for three people as gifts, and I’d say a good ten people at work actively play it. I know of one other guy who runs a server, and I also run a server. It’s in Alpha production, (Goes Beta on Dec. 20), and already has over 3 million registered users.

Here is the google maps of our world.

Here’s a couple shots of my skyscraper being built:



By tungsai

Super Magic Dragon Ninja

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