A Pixel Art Game

“Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things.
It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea.”

This is the description that you can find in Minecraft website. It’s an on-line indipendent game which is made in a sort of pixel art: everything, even the charachters, is made by big blockes. Minecraft is very different from the modern pc games, where the graphic is very defined in order to be very close to reality. It looks strange, but this is probably the main strenght of Minecraft and today millions and millions of people buy and play this game.

Making of Minecraft

Source: http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/11/10/the-making-of-minecraft/

Source: https://minecraft.net/