Ah Minecraft. We never cease to report about the darling of the indie movement, do we? There have been many successes from the incredibly simple game that has taken the world by storm, and I am pretty sure that there will be no end to the brilliance of its players that shines through in the internet. With the release of the Minecraft Beta 1.5, the game is inching towards completion, but there is still a lot of work to do before the game is completed.
Two million satisfied customers? I’m pretty sure. The thing is, the game cannot be defined or reviewed very easily. There has been debate after debate on Quora and other less-web2.0-y parts of the internet on what exactly is the thrill or joy in playing Minecraft, which at most gives cheap thrills during in-game night time with the monsters. For my part, I can attest to the fact that the game (it is a game, even though it has no set achievable goals per se) pulls you in with its deceptively simple nature (punch trees to get wood and so on) and then surprises you with its depth (such as Redstone electricity, huge area to mine in etc.). The fact that such a horde of people on the internet find it alluring is reason enough for some to at least try it, while for others it is the fact that the game easily lets you forget the world outside and return to your childhood with electronic Lego is the charm.
Whatever the case, Minecraft is on a steady rise on the course of world domination.