By now, you’re probably asking yourself: Why would I even bother playing Minecraft?
You might be thinking: Well, that’s fun.
Or you might just be thinking that Minecraft is awesome.
But for me, I don’t play Minecraft.
And I’m the kind of gamer who would rather just watch Netflix and not do anything.
If Minecraft was really that awesome, then why would anyone even want to play it?
So what’s the deal?
Is Minecraft just a stupid video game?
Or does it have a deeper story behind its creation?
I want to know, so I sat down with the lead programmer, Chris Perkins, to learn more.
I know the game’s story from the start: Chris was a little kid in his early teens when Minecraft was first released, and he used to visit his local store and play.
It was a great time to play.
He remembers, “I would get really excited and I would have so many ideas about how to make something awesome.
I wanted to build a castle, build a giant robot, build an underground fortress, and do all sorts of things.”
That excitement and desire for the world of Minecraft is something I’ve been talking about for a long time.
In fact, it’s something that inspired me to create a video game in the first place.
“I always thought of myself as a kid who wanted to play the games I loved, but was never really sure what I wanted,” Perkins told me.
“Then I discovered Minecraft, and that’s when it really clicked.”
So how did it happen?
Perkins explains that it all started in 2005.
He’s been playing the game since the very beginning.
“When I was a kid, Minecraft was the first game I could actually play,” he said.
“So I had a little obsession with the world and its creatures, and I had that urge for a game.”
But he wasn’t always happy with Minecraft, as he found himself playing it more and more with less and less friends.
He also didn’t always have the time to make a game like this, so he started thinking about ways he could create more.
So in 2009, he started working on a game called “The Adventures of the Minecraft Clan” that was “about a group of people who wanted a Minecraft clone but were not into it.”
Perkins told Mashable, “The goal of the game is to create an online game with real-time multiplayer.”
“It’s about people who want to build castles, robots, and so forth,” he continued.
“But when I started making the game, I started to realize I wanted it to be a lot more like the world itself.
And so I started thinking, ‘What if we make a world where players could just go in there and do whatever they want?'”
“The world” in Minecraft is made up of blocks, each with their own attributes.
Players can build and explore, as well as interact with creatures and other players.
It’s a sandbox game where players are free to explore and build as they please.
The player who builds the most powerful, most powerful fortress wins.
And the player who is the most advanced in a particular area will win.
And that’s how the game started.
Perkins’ idea is that players are constantly building, so they have a sense of accomplishment.
“The players get a sense that they’ve done something worthwhile,” he explained.
“And if you’ve got a castle in your fortress, it means that you’re in a good place.”
And, when a player has built a castle they can use it to conquer the world, but that doesn’t mean they’ve finished their goal.
“If a player is going to get a castle and they’re not satisfied with it, they can destroy it, or they can rebuild it.
That’s the end of that,” he says.
“It doesn’t matter what they do.”
It’s also possible that players don’t get that satisfaction from building a castle.
“You can also build stuff, but it might be a little slow,” he explains.
“There are certain areas you can’t build stuff in.
You can’t have a fire anywhere.
You don’t have the power of a fortress to do that.”
And even if players do build a fortress, there’s still the matter of how long they stay in the area.
It might take hours to build something, or days to do it, so the player might have to take some time off.
And it could also be a matter of the player’s ability to handle the time.
“What if a player decides to build that fortress in a certain area, and it’s only a matter for a short period of time, and then he decides to leave?” he asked.
“Well, that will be the end, that fortress will fall, and we’re all done.”
Perkins says that the main idea of The Adventures of The Minecraft Clan is to “create a game where a lot of players can do that kind of thing