The only limit is your imagination. No other video game has unleashed my creativity like Minecraft. I’ve spent countless hours chipping away at blocks, gathering the necessary crafted 2d minecraft to complete the next masterpiece that would otherwise only occupy my mind’s eye. Minecraft stands out not only for the way it inspires me creatively, but also because of its unique aesthetic.
Look, I know the visuals look dated and a bit silly, but few games have visuals so endearing and charming. I know I’m not the only one who feels that way either, or else Minecraft’s graphics wouldn’t be so iconic. Could you take a texture from Gears of War, Halo or Uncharted, put it on a shirt and have players identify it? I love creating in Minecraft, but my gratification is due, at least partially, to the fact that I have to earn everything. Survival Mode generates a random world with nothing to your name, forced to gather resources in order to construct food, shelter and tools. By the time I crafted and installed a wooden door in my first mud hut I felt a sense of ownership .
Creating items in Minecraft is one of the most important actions you do. The problem, though, is the necessary information isn’t found in Minecraft. The first time I beat my way through some trees and gathered wood, I had no clue what to do with it. Thankfully, like many Minecraft players, I had a mentor who pointed me to the various online forums, communities and wikis.