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Minecraft is a video game for single or multi-player use.

The game allows players to create constructions out of cubes in a three-dimensional generated world.

Minecraft was released in November 2011 after being designed by the Swedish programmer Markus Persson.

Kristoffer Zetterstrand and Markus Toivonen are the artists of the game, whilst Daniel Rosenfeld is the composer and sound developer.

Swedish company Mojang are the developers of Minecraft. The Stockholm based business was bought by Microsoft in November 2014.

Minecraft has various versions such as survival mode, in which players have to maintain the health of their created world. The creative mode is where unlimited building resources are available, whereas adventure mode allows multi-player usage as players explore the created maps of other gamers.

Minecraft is categorised as a Sanbox game since players have more freedom than typical video games. There is less structure to sandbox games as players can essentially create their designs from a blank template.

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