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?
by Somebody500 October 16, 2011
The meeting place of all annoying 10-12 year olds. Nobody knows what they are talking about because they are speaking in a very broken English that scientists suspect are from the child being hit in the head so hard that his head slammed into the keyboard.
Jim: Tim, do you play minecraft?
Tim: yersh i em tho gud it ti
by DrPooptickler December 30, 2014
A code word for the illegal but hopefully soon to be decriminalized drug marijuana. Minecraft which is a video game, relates to weed in a earthy way.
"DUDE! After school wanna go play some minecraft?!"
by Acerocks76 December 24, 2013
An amazing sandbox indie game developed by a small Swedish company known as Mojang AB. The Current devs on minecraft are Jeb, Grumm, and Dinnerbone. The game was originally coded by Markus Persson, he goes by Notch online.

Minecraft is also popular for how easy it is to mod its code. Mojang has even come out by saying that they support the modders. Minecraft mods cannot be compared to mods for other games because of what Minecraft mods are capable of doing to ones game. Take a look at the Applied Energistics mod or Buildcraft. These mods completely reinvent the way the game is played.

Unlike most games such as CoD. Mojang doesn't have a Public Relations department. Minecraft got popular strictly by word of mouth.

Minecraft is the most played game on YouTube. A lot of famous YouTubers make Minecraft Videos (AntVenom, ChimneySwift11, and direwolf20, to name a few).

Minecraft is also in active development, and it's likely to be that way for quite some time as Minecraft is still very popular in the internet gaming community. Each update usually adds new items, blocks, biomes, mobs, and bug fixes.

Minecraft is also known for its community. Its community is full of creative people who love to show off their awesome creations. There is also the modding community where new modders can go and talk code with pro mod developers. (minecraftforge.net, minecraftforums.net)
I've been playing Minecraft since Alpha
by MuscleMan1234 September 03, 2013
A game where you pop up in a big square world, punch some trees, jump into caves, and make a big wooden house. This game is known to defy the laws of physics (dirt in a square block, etc...)
Person: I'm playing Minecraft!
Person 2: K
by GoatDestroyer138 July 23, 2015
A stupid ass game that is as addicting as weed n' dip.
Person1: Imma go to McDonalds, want some?
Person2: stfu I'm playing Minecraft!
by MegaBoy128 May 27, 2015
the most addicting thing in the universe
minecraft is why i'm not bored when i'm at home
by Not Aaron Krause January 14, 2014
The best game ever! If you did drugs, you could easily compare this to that! Just look out for Herobrine :)
SnappCraft: What a nice day on this Minecraft server.
Herobrine joined the game
SnappCraft: AW FUCK
Herobrine was banned by AntVenom
AntVenom: Pwned sucker.
by SnappCraft May 12, 2013

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