Minecraft is a sandbox game created by Markus Persson, a.k.a "Notch". It is inspired by many games, especially Infiniminer. It has over 400,000 registered players.

There are 6 modes:
Creative: makes you build anything you want, single-player and multiplayer
Survival: a very basic version of Indev, where you have to defend yourself from monsters
Indev: a version which added a number of new features, including crafting and more monsters
Infdev: same thing as Indev except this version added an infinite playing surface

Multiplayer is a part of Creative mode, which allows you to build with other players in servers.
Unfortunately, there are "griefers" that destroy creations including yours.
A survival multiplayer was created in August 2010, which allows players to play Indev with other players.
A typical Minecraft conversation when a griefer comes to a server:

coolguy10: supergriefer54674 is greifed my house!!!!1111
supergriefer54674: lololololololhahahah
supergriefer54674 is banned!
Builder8: Pwned.
by Somebody500 August 08, 2010
The best game in the fucking world.

in Minecraft, you can play mulitple different modes. Indev (build whatever you want with unlimited resources), multiplayer, and Survival, which we will be talking about today.

Survival mode involves waking up on an island and buiding shelter before nighttime, when the monsters come out. you can collect wood, stone, and dirt to use to build your shelter. when the first night comes and goes, you'll probably want to get working. you can find caves to mine in, build a giant castle, or build things to help you in your journey.

the game is for computer only and is being made by Notch, AKA Markus Perssun. the game costs about 15 dollars (9.95 quid) and is currently in open beta. when the game is finished it will cost 20 dollars.

(note that i'm writing this definition and i don't even have the game).
Minecraft is awesome.
by Chowderz April 27, 2011
It's a game about placing and breaking blocks to build anything you can imagine.

There are currently 2 game modes (one in development):
-SURVIVAL Beta: This version of the game involves having to survive in a randomly generated world. However at night, monsters come out, be sure to build a shelter before that happens.

-CLASSIC: In this version, which is free, you get infinite of every block, everything is about building.
Jack: Hey, what are you playing?
John: Minecraft.
Jack: Those graphics are terrible. Oh! What's that green penis thing over there?
John: OH SHIT!
Game: SSSSSS BOOM!
by aetherX July 05, 2011
Minecraft is a game written in Java created by Mojang AB in 2009. Minecraft has two current variants - Classic (which is free) and Beta (which you have to pay for).
In Beta, the main goal is to survive. At night, monsters spawn (but not in Peaceful mode) and attack you so you need to craft items and tools to help you survive. You also need to eat regularly.

Minecraft has gone through many development stages:

Classic - the oldest version. It is still playable and has multiplayer. In Classic, you have an infinite amount of blocks, no health, and no mobs.

Survival Test - Part of Classic, very basic compared to the Survival we play and know today.

Indev - Added a number of new features, including crafting, torches, and tools.

Infdev - Added the ability to have an infinite playing surface.

Alpha - Added biomes, nether, sneaking, and much more.

Beta - The current version of Minecraft. Added beds (which can skip the night), more mobs such as endermen and wolves (which can be tamed with bones and attack monsters), and many more.

Multiplayer is in both Classic and Beta, which allows, well, multiplayer, duhhhh
Girlfriend: Why aren't you spending much time with me, Greg?
Greg: SHUT UP AND GO AWAY, I'M PLAYING MINECRAFT
by Somebody500 October 16, 2011
The single most addicting game in the world, side effects are anti-sociality, fear of light, explodingpenisphobia, a fear of the Creeper, occasional dreams only in blocks and thinking Minecraft is real.
person1: I punched my refrigerator to get milk.

person2: You dumbass you know you need a bucket for milk

person3: Minecraft is not real you need a fucking cup for milk dumbasses!

person1,2: Um, We knew that
by Kitty Carvis September 07, 2011
A virtual drug that will probably take over your childhood and teenage years.
Guy 1 - Hey, Do you wanna go to my house and watch the game?
Guy 2 - FUCK YEAH! I JUST KILLED A CREEPER!
Mother down stairs - What's going on up there?!
Guy 2 - He's on minecraft again...
by xXChibitaliaXx March 06, 2012
Basically like a drug once you get it you can never stop using it
Kid 1:Dude wanna go play Cod black ops

Kid 2:*flips other kid off* Shut up I'm building a tunnel in minecraft that goes from one side of the map to the other so fuck off!
Kid 1:Fine ill go play by myself
by tehsnipingninja123 August 29, 2011
An incredibly great survival/building game where you punch trees at first and then after a while.... DIAMOND EVERYTHING!!!
buildman2342:omg this guy grifed my hose omg omg
griefman252:HAHAHAHLOLOLOLTROLOLO
griefman252 has been banned
Admin23:Idiot.
Minecraft.
by otrotodrt May 26, 2011

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