Minecraft is a Sandbox building/survival themed voxel game that allows the player to explore, interact with, and modify a dynamically-generated map. The environment features plants, mobs and items. Players can mine for ore, fight hostile mobs and craft blocks and tools by gathering various resources found within the game. The game’s open-ended model allows players to create structures, creations and artwork on various multiplayer servers or their own single player maps. Other features include redstone circuits for logic computations and remote actions, breeding and raising animals, minecarts and tracks, and a mysterious underworld called the Nether.
The creative and building aspects of Minecraft allow players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting, and combat. Gameplay in its commercial release has two principal modes: survival, which requires players to acquire resources and maintain their health and hunger; and creative, where players have an unlimited supply of resources, the ability to fly, and no health or hunger. A third gameplay mode named hardcore is the same as survival, differing only in difficulty; it is set to the most difficult setting and respawning is disabled, forcing players to delete their worlds upon death.
Minecraft Key Features
If You Dream It, You Can Build It – The Only Limit is Your Imagination Build and recreate whatever you want! From castles to cities to computers, you can create it here.
Various Creatures – In the world of Minecraft there’s a large amount of hostile, neutral, and passive fantastic creatures you can interact with.
Diverse, Living World – A you adventure you’ll come across forests, deserts, swamp lands, jungles, taiga and more. Where will you settle? What will you find?
Alone Or With Friends – Play alone, and dream, build, and explore at your leisure. Or play with friends and work together!
- CPU:CPU: Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 (K8) 2.6 GHz
- RAM:2 GB
- HDD:HDD: At least 200MB for Game Core and Other Files
- Video:GPU (Integrated): Intel HD Graphics or AMD (formerly ATI) Radeon HD Graphics with OpenGL 2.1 or GPU (Discrete): Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT or AMD Radeon HD 2400 with OpenGL 3.1
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