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Welcome to the
Minecraft Wiki
the official resource on information about Minecraft.
4,250 articles and 274 active users
About Minecraft

Minecraft is a sandbox construction game, inspired by Infiniminer, Dwarf Fortress and Dungeon Keeper, created by Markus Persson, the founder of Mojang AB. The game involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three-dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks, forming fantastic structures, creations and artwork across the various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes.

Minecraft is available to players for €19.95. Singleplayer and multiplayer, when purchased, can be played in the user's web browser, or using the downloadable client. Minecraft Classic is available to play for free. Minecraft development started around the 10th of May 2009, and pre-orders for the full game started being accepted on the 13th of June 2009. Minecraft's official release date was the 18th of November 2011. On the 5th of May 2012, Minecraft was released for the Xbox 360 on Xbox Live Arcade (for 1600 points, about $20), where it soon shattered all previous sales records.

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Explanation of the various game modes and features used in Minecraft.

Current game modes
Planned game modes
Capture the Flag
New Player Tutorials
General Tutorials
Mechanism Tutorials
Technical Tutorials
Popular and useful pages
Detailed information on the various blocks available in Minecraft.
Detailed information on the various items available in Minecraft.
Information about enchanting.
Information about the various friendly and non-friendly creatures found in Minecraft.
Redstone circuits
Information about redstone circuits.
Texture packs
Various texture packs that alter the look and feel of the game.
Various modifications that alter the gameplay.
Updates, news and events
  • November 6, 2012 - Minecraft Gift Cards now available in the US
  • October 25, 2012 - Minecraft 1.4.2 released
  • October 24, 2012 - Mojang starts the Minecraft Bug Tracker
Version history
Upcoming features
Servers and development
Documentation on starting and maintaining a server.
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.
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