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About Minecraft

Minecraft is a sandbox construction game created by Mojang AB founder Markus Persson, and inspired by the Infiniminer, Dwarf Fortress and Dungeon Keeper games. Gameplay involves players interacting with the game world by placing and breaking various types of blocks in a three-dimensional environment. In this environment, players can build creative structures, creations, and artwork on multiplayer servers and singleplayer worlds across multiple game modes.

Minecraft: Java Edition is available for 23.95 (US$26.95, £17.95). When purchased, singleplayer and multiplayer game modes can be played using the downloadable stand-alone launcher. The official demo is free, but has a time limit. Minecraft development started around May 10, 2009, and pre-orders for the full game started being accepted on June 13, 2009. Minecraft's official release date was November 18, 2011. On September 20, 2014, the Java Edition became the best-selling PC game of all time and has reached 26 million sales as of May 21, 2017.

On August 16, 2011, Minecraft: Pocket Edition was released for the Sony Xperia Play gaming smartphone. After its exclusivity with Sony expired, it was released for Android devices on October 7, 2011, iOS devices on November 17, 2011, FireOS devices on September 13, 2012, and Windows Phone 8.1 on December 10, 2014 for US$6.99. Since then, four adaptations have been released for Windows 10, the Samsung Gear VR, the Apple TV, and the Fire TV. On December 1, 2016, Minecraft: Pocket Edition reached 40 million sales. On December 19, 2016, Pocket Edition for Windows Phone was officially discontinued.

On May 9, 2012, Minecraft was released for the Xbox 360 on Xbox Live Arcade for US$19.99, where it subsequently broke every previous sales record. This version of Minecraft was subsequently released on other game consoles, including the PlayStation 3 on December 17, 2013, the PlayStation 4 on September 4, 2014, the Xbox One on September 5, 2014, the PlayStation Vita on October 14, 2014, the Wii U on December 17, 2015, and the Nintendo Switch on May 11, 2017.

On February 11, 2013, Minecraft: Pi Edition was released for the Raspberry Pi. The Pi Edition was intended as an educational tool for novice programmers and users were encouraged to open and change the game's code using its API. There were never any subsequent updates and the edition is now officially discontinued.

On September 15, 2014, Mojang AB and all of its assets (including Minecraft) were purchased by Microsoft for US$2.5 billion.

As of February 27, 2017, Minecraft has sold 122 million copies across all platforms, making it the second best-selling video game of all time, and the eleventh best-selling video game franchise of all time.

After a beta testing period, Minecraft: Education Edition was released on November 1, 2016 for US$5 per user per year. The Education Edition contains features that make Minecraft more accessible and effective in a classroom setting.

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Popular and useful pages
Information on achievements that can be collected in Minecraft.
Information on advancements that can be collected in Minecraft.
Detailed information on the various blocks available in Minecraft.
Detailed information on the various items available in Minecraft.
Information about all biomes in Minecraft.
Information about enchanting.
Information about the various friendly and non-friendly creatures found in Minecraft.
Detailed information about villager trading.
Redstone circuits
Information about redstone circuits.
Resource packs
Various resource packs that alter the look and feel of the game.
Various modifications that alter the gameplay.

News and events


July 11-14, 2017
Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two - Episode 1: Hero in Residence released.
June 11, 2017
Mojang announces cross-platform play and community-run servers for the Xbox One Edition, Nintendo Switch Edition, Gear VR Edition, Pocket Edition (iOS/Android only), and the Windows 10 Edition, also known as the Better Together Update.
June 7, 2017
Mojang and Telltale Games officially announce Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two.
May 11, 2017
Minecraft released on the Nintendo Switch as the Nintendo Switch Edition.

Recent updates

July 19, 2017
Minecraft Pocket Edition 1.1.4 released.
July 6, 2017
Minecraft Pocket Edition 1.1.3 released.
July 6, 2017
Minecraft CU46 released for the Xbox One Edition.
June 29-July 10, 2017
Minecraft TU55, CU45, 1.53 / 1.54, Patch 25, and Patch s5 released for all Console Editions, respectively.


Servers and development
Documentation on starting and maintaining a server.
Minecraft Realms
Information about paid Mojang-hosted servers, known as Realms.
Official issue tracker
Official issue tracker for tracking bug reports and fixes for the Java and Pocket editions.
Development resources
Documentation and information to develop applications to work with Minecraft.
Programs and editors
A list containing several third-party programs that are designed to work with Minecraft.
Custom servers
Documentation and information about custom servers, along with a list of them.

Version development

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