The game was released on October 7th, 2011. The idea of the game is to build your own world and fight monsters. The type of the game is a sandbox game. It was designed by Markus Persson and Jens Bergenstein.
The players can use blocks to build structures in a three-dimensional world. Minecraft has been influenced by games like Dwarf Fortress, RollerCoaster Tycoon, Wurm Online, Dungeon Keeper and Infiminer.
The player has to survive in the wilderness,
defend himself against angry mobs, find food and ores, and build with blocks.