Minecraft Wiki is a Fandom Gaming Community.  In November 2011, prior to the game's full release, Minecraft beta surpassed 16 million registered users and 4 million purchases. Single-player worlds have local area network support, allowing players to join a world on locally interconnected computers without a server setup. It has also been used in educational environments, especially in the realm of computing systems, as virtual computers and hardware devices have been built in it. , A review of the alpha version, by Scott Munro of the Daily Record, called it "already something special" and urged readers to buy it.  The mode also has a health bar which is depleted by attacks from mobs, falls, drowning, falling into lava, suffocation, starvation, and other events.  David Frampton, designer of The Blockheads, reported that one failure of his 2D game was the "low resolution pixel art" that too closely resembled the art in Minecraft which resulted in "some resistance" from fans.
The game world is virtually infinite and procedurally generated as players explore it, using a map seed that is obtained from the system clock at the time of world creation (or manually specified by the player). opl's Model Creator is a 3D model editor for Minecraft, supporting unlimited amount of elements, textures, uv mapping and more.
 Other well known YouTube personnel include Jordan Maron, who has created many Minecraft parodies, including "Minecraft Style", a parody of the internationally successful single "Gangnam Style" by South Korean rapper Psy.
 The game world is composed of rough 3D objects—mainly cubes and fluids, and commonly called "blocks"—representing various materials, such as dirt, stone, ores, tree trunks, water, and lava.  He further stated that bug fixes and all updates leading up to and including the release would still be free. New players have a randomly selected default character skin of either Steve or Alex, but the option to create custom skins was made available in 2010.  On 18 January 2017, Microsoft announced that it would no longer maintain the Windows Phone versions of Pocket Edition. ", "Minecraft hardcore mode teased.
 The PlayStation 3 version sold one million copies in five weeks.  On 28 February 2012, Mojang announced that they had hired the developers of the popular server platform "Bukkit" to improve Minecraft's support of server modifications.  Although Persson maintained a day job with Jalbum.net at first, he later quit in order to work on Minecraft full-time as sales of the alpha version of the game expanded. Players can "mine" blocks and then place them elsewhere, enabling them to build things.  Indie DB awarded the game the 2010 Indie of the Year award as chosen by voters, in addition to two out of five Editor's Choice awards for Most Innovative and Best Singleplayer Indie. Game modes include a survival mode, in which players must acquire resources to build the world and maintain health, and a creative mode, where players have unlimited resources.
 By January 2015, 500,000 digital copies of Minecraft were sold in Japan across all PlayStation platforms, with a surge in primary school children purchasing the PS Vita version.  It was released for Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 in 2020. It enables multiple players to interact and communicate with each other on a single world. MINECON (alternatively capitalized "MineCon") is an official convention dedicated to Minecraft. On that field were some buildings, which — I believe — had been constructed by the players.
 Gameplay is similar to survival mode but with various restrictions, which can be applied to the game world by the creator of the map.  The full game was then released on Windows 10 and MacOS on 1 November 2016.
 MineCon Earth 2018 followed the same format as the 2017 event, but was renamed in 2019 to "MINECON Live" to avoid confusion with Mojang's augmented-reality game, Minecraft Earth. It happened definitely before 2002.
, The original edition of Minecraft, now known as the Java Edition, was first developed in May 2009.  Most publications were impressed by the game's "blocky" graphics, with IGN describing them as "instantly memorable". , Minecraft: Story Mode, an episodic spin-off game developed by Telltale Games in collaboration with Mojang, was announced in December 2014. It's a huge, searchable repository of models, and it's free.