Minecraft’s 10th anniversary shows effect on gaming

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Minecraft’s 10th anniversary shows effect on gaming

From its creative gameplay to its ambient music and nostalgic feel, Minecraft is still one of the best games ever, even 10 years after its release, and will likely continue thriving for years to come.

From its creative gameplay to its ambient music and nostalgic feel, Minecraft is still one of the best games ever, even 10 years after its release, and will likely continue thriving for years to come.

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From its creative gameplay to its ambient music and nostalgic feel, Minecraft is still one of the best games ever, even 10 years after its release, and will likely continue thriving for years to come.

Photo via Pixabay

Photo via Pixabay

From its creative gameplay to its ambient music and nostalgic feel, Minecraft is still one of the best games ever, even 10 years after its release, and will likely continue thriving for years to come.

Joey Shields and Pratiksha Timsina

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Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the game that refuses to die — and no, it’s not Fortnite.

Minecraft, developed and published by Mojang back in 2009, but now owned by Microsoft, has become so popular that it has been purchased over 154 million times since its release.

Typically, games lose popularity over time as the studio moves on to other projects, and as new competitors and games come out. Yet, Minecraft has managed to find ways to squash competing titles and continually improve upon itself over the last decade.

Some would say that the game died long ago, but the statistics would say otherwise: Markus Persson’s handiwork still gets around 90 million unique players each month, more than many games released this year.

Despite the simplistic design and concept, the game continues to thrive in a gaming market that continues to evolve around it. It still ranks third in active player count on the PC, its most popular platform, ahead of games such as Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto V, and Overwatch.

Mojang regularly updates the game to this day, adding new creatures, plant life, biomes, and building blocks to a game already packed with content over the years since its release.

Mojang plans to release a special map that takes the player through the history of Minecraft for its anniversary.

The game owes its popularity to the many different ways users can access and enjoy the game. It has launched on seven different platforms, including each of the major consoles, as well as mobile phones.

It has different game modes, and Minecraft’s multiplayer servers allow creative builders to develop styles of gameplay that seemingly belong in a different game entirely, such as their own versions of battle royales, paintball, and the Hunger Games.

Gamers have also began modding Minecraft, allowing players to have different experiences than the traditional game would allow, by changing the visuals, adding unique new monsters, and adding new dimensions through which the game can be played.

From its creative gameplay to its ambient music and nostalgic feel, Minecraft is still one of the best games ever, even 10 years after its release, and will likely continue thriving for years to come.