Block for Block, and Pixel for Pixel, Minecraft is usually going to be the first thing people think of when it comes to building games. There are several misconceptions about the game of Minecraft, one of these many misconceptions are, “It’s a kid’s game”. This has been proven to be true but false. However, what people don’t know is that there are people of all ages that play this game, even those old enough to be a grandparent. Minecraft is used by many as a resource from the field of engineering, both electrical and structural. It is also used by many in the arts, both visual and audio. Minecraft has utilized both of these facts to use the game as a teaching resource. It has been used to teach others about coding, chemistry, mathematics, and various other subject matters. Schools all over the world in more than 100 countries from Kindergarten to the 12th grade have been using Minecraft to teach students. With a joy this game brings, it is finally coming to Xbox Gamepass!
Minecraft is an open-world building game where imagination and creativity are endless. There are 2 main game modes that people use when playing Minecraft. Creative Mode is the first of these main game modes, in this mode the player has an unlimited amount of resources at their disposal to build what they want where they want. The other mode that is mainly played is Survival Mode, in this mode the player has to explore the world and mine its resources in order to build tools to make shelter and collect food in order to survive and defend themselves.
There are plenty of platforms that Minecraft can be played on if you don’t have Xbox gamepass or an Xbox in general. These platforms are separated into 3 different categories which are desktop, consoles, and devices.
There is one more version of Minecraft simply known as, “Minecraft”, or, “Bedrock Edition”. This version is unique in the fact that this is the only version of Minecraft that is cross-platform playable. This means that this version is able to be played across multiple platforms at the same time on the same world. Right now, the versions of Minecraft that are cross-platform are Windows 10, Switch, Android, Windows Phone, and “Minecraft” on Xbox One (not to be confused with “Minecraft: Xbox One Edition”).
For this upcoming series of Minecraft articles, look forward to the first of many articles offering many tips and tricks, interviews with people that work(ed) at Minecraft, and Q&As with famous Minecraft broadcasters.
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