A very small number of titles have shaped the history of videogames. These titles have had an impact on the development of video games, regardless of whether they have an effect on a particular genre or the entire concept. Both new and experienced developers have plenty of options to choose from when bringing their ideas to fruition. Minecraft has changed the perception of video games in schools, not only by teaching developers how to make their own games but also by changing the way they are perceived. We will discuss the many reasons Minecraft is so important in this article.
An Important Time for Indie Developers
Mojang is the most successful indie developer. While there have been many companies that have become big, Mojang has been the most successful. Mojang, an indie developer, could quickly rise to fame thanks to Minecraft. This will undoubtedly inspire other creators and companies all over the world. Anyone with an idea can use Minecraft to open doors. If you had looked back at Minecraft five years ago, you wouldn’t have guessed that it would become a cultural phenomenon.
It’s not surprising that Minecraft is so popular in this day and age, where new ideas are shared online every day. Minecraft has received the love and support it deserves from its fans.
The Ultimate Teaching Tool
Many schools have adopted Minecraft to teach different lessons. Some lessons are about circuitry and Redstone. Others focus on history, math, or language. Teachers can use a three-dimensional, customizable setting such as Minecraft to teach old lessons in an engaging way.
This is one of the earliest video games in history that offers many opportunities to enrich the mind through experiences in predetermined lessons given by instructors. Although there have been other video games that were based on teaching lessons, Minecraft is the most customizable video game. Teachers can take students back in time using Minecraft to create a visual representation that reflects real-life events and places.
In many different ways, Minecraft has been incorporated into pop culture. The block-based video game Minecraft has been featured on television and in music videos.
YouTube is the best place to start if you are looking for Minecraft-related content online. There are millions of videos about Minecraft on YouTube. Over the years, Minecraft has been a major part of the video-sharing site. There are hundreds of YouTube channels dedicated to Minecraft content. They do a lot better than other gaming channels that have a variety of videos about other games.
Minecraft is now more prominent than ever in toys, even if it wasn’t already. You will find plenty of merchandise in any toy section at Walmart, Toys “R” Us or other major retailers. As you push your cart down an aisle, you will see a variety of toys, including action figures, Legos, and foam swords. It’s possible that dedicated gamers of the videogame already have a fair amount of the merchandise.
Many celebrities, including Jack Black and Deadmau5, have been seen playing Minecraft from time-to-time. YouTube videos have featured Jack Black and Deadmau5 playing the game. Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Film, “G.U.Y.” (Girl Under You), featured not only a reference Minecraft but also featured the popular Minecraft YouTuber “SkyDoesMinecraft”. Lady Gaga has previously tweeted about Minecraft, referring to the “Form This Way”, (Minecraft Parody Lady Gaga’s Born This Way), music video by InTheLittleWood. However, Deadmau5’s association with Minecraft is not limited to YouTube videos. His status as a hardcore Minecrafter is solidified by his Creeper tattoo. Joel Zimmerman performed at Minecon 2011 for a large crowd.
Minecraft is gaining popularity all the time, so it makes sense that it should be mentioned in many arts and media. Minecraft’s popularity will only grow if it is featured in many magazines, commercials and webcomics.
Modifying video games is not a new concept in videogame culture. But, modders had to have a lot of knowledge before Minecraft. The large Minecraft community has opened up many opportunities for creative creators. Tutorials have been created by many Minecraft modding experts to show how to create your own mods. These tutorials cover everything from the basics to how to create fully-featured, functional mods.
Many mods have been created by the Minecraft community. Some mods make it easier to access certain features of the game while others can create entirely new environments that completely change how the game is played. These mods give players more options to find the perfect way to play Minecraft. The Aether II mod is a great option if you want to play Minecraft with flying islands or new, exciting mobs. Optifine is a great option if your Minecraft is slow. Many mods can be used together to create a highly customizable experience.
Since its initial release, Minecraft has been a hit and many inspired video games have been created. Many developers realized that Minecraft’s unique blocky design attracted millions of players all over the world and they have since adopted this style of art to gain more attention for their games.
Ace of Spades and Crossy Road are just a few examples of video games that borrow from Minecraft’s art style. These video games, regardless of whether they were directly inspired by Minecraft’s art style, were most likely inspired by other sources.
Many video games can be regarded as complete ripoffs, despite being clearly inspired by Minecraft. While some video games clearly have their own mechanics, many are clones. Many games follow the mining or crafting mechanics. Others take a different approach. Jagex’s Ace of Spades, for example, borrows many elements and ideas from Valve’s Team Fortress 2 and Minecraft. Ace of Spades is not a Minecraft-like game, but there are still many players who will be able to relate to the games just by the design. These video games with voxel-esque designs are often viewed negatively, no matter how good they are. Many blocky video games are viewed as copycats because of the stigma attached to their design.
The Road to Code
It’s been easy to get started on the path to code. Minecraft and the Hour of Code Campaign have teamed up to inspire children to code and create, as previously discussed in the article “Minecraft with The Hour of Code Campaign”.
Our current leaders in the development of new gadgets, websites and services have realized that the next generation must be able to code. Technology has advanced rapidly over the last few years. Minecraft and the Hour of Code campaign are not content with just telling children to make something, but rather than putting them in a space with a keyboard and screen and telling them to do it, Minecraft and the Hour of Code campaign ensure that they provide the right tools and education to get them excited about learning how to code. The Hour of Code campaign and Minecraft have made coding fun and enjoyable with a familiar blocky feel.
The tutorial for coding provides a top-down view of Minecraft that gives players the feeling they are actually doing something. A player can correct any mistakes they make by going back and fixing them. Minecraft and the Hour of Code’s tutorial encourages players to continue coding, rather than frustrating them.
Pushing the Boundaries
Minecraft’s impact is only just beginning. Minecraft is now part of many thanks to technological advances. The Minecraft community has produced many inspiring creations. These creations blur the lines between the digital and physical worlds.
In December 2014, i_makes_stuff created a “Minecraft Controlled Christmas Tree”. This creation demonstrated the power Minecraft had with real-world objects. Ryan added a unique touch to his real-life Christmas tree by using his programming and coding skills. Ryan’s Minecraft Christmas tree lit up when a player pushed different buttons.
Although we have listed many reasons why Minecraft is important in this article, there are many more. Minecraft has opened up many opportunities for players to improve their creativity, education, and more. It’s difficult to find a videogame that will make a lasting impression in a world where video games are released more often each year.