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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.

The computer edition of Minecraft is available to all players 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, Minecraft for the computer became the best-selling PC game of all time. On May 21, 2017, Minecraft for the computer reached 26 million sales.

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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Gameplay

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Popular and useful pages
Achievements
Information on achievements that can be collected in Minecraft.
Advancements
Information on advancements that can be collected in Minecraft.
Blocks
Detailed information on the various blocks available in Minecraft.
Items
Detailed information on the various items available in Minecraft.
Biomes
Information about all biomes in Minecraft.
Enchanting
Information about enchanting.
Mobs
Information about the various friendly and non-friendly creatures found in Minecraft.
Trading
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.
Modifications
Various modifications that alter the gameplay.

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News and events

News

May 11, 2017
Minecraft released on the Nintendo Switch as the Nintendo Switch Edition.
April 10, 2017
Official Minecraft Marketplace announced for Pocket and Windows 10 Edition, a feature for players to buy community-made content directly in-game, added along with the Discovery Update.
April 7, 2017
Closed beta for Chinese version of Minecraft announced in Beijing.
February 2, 2017
Minecraft: Story Mode is nominated a Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Video Game for the 2nd year in a row.

Recent updates

May 19, 2017
Minecraft Patch 2 released for the Nintendo Switch Edition.
May 18, 2017
Minecraft Pocket Edition 1.0.9 released.
May 4, 2017
Minecraft Pocket Edition 1.0.8 released.
April 25-26, 2017
Minecraft TU52, CU42, 1.47, 1.48 and Patch 21 released on all Console Editions, respectively.

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Links

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Servers and development
Servers
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 computer 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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