Minecraft is slowly proving itself to be one of the most popular games ever. Developer Jeb Bergensten has announced over Twitter that sales of the game have crossed the 10 million mark for the PC version. He has also given a hint at one of the additions to the game in an upcoming update numbered at 1.6.
“Minecraft (PC) has hit 10M! As promised, a subtle hint on the main 1.6 feature (thanks @ebbakier): http://imgur.com/qAuCLex :D”, said Bergensten’s tweet. The link is a picture of a woman with a horse. This strongly hints towards the addition of horses in Minecraft. This could also lead to players being able to ride horses in the game, thus making exploration faster.
The previous patch, dubbed the Redstone Update, fixed a number of bugs. It also improved how minecarts work and made redstone circuitry more consistent. The patch added a new capacitor block that can help make more complex circuitry with Redstone.
Minecraft sells 10 million copies on the PC
The game has been a huge success for Mojang. It was originally released back in 2009 when it was in the alpha stage of development. The game was officially launched in 2011. By the middle of 2012, 7 million copies of the game had been sold. On the Xbox 360, the game has surpassed the 6 million downloads milestone since its release in May 2012.
Minecraft is divided into two parts: Survival and Creative. In survival mode, you have to find resources, build shelter and survive. The game is generally peaceful during day time, but when night hits, you have to defend yourself against hordes of zombies, skeletons and spiders.
Creative mode is where you have access to infinite resources and you can build whatever you want. More often than not, creative mode is used to start large-scale projects such as replicating a famous landmark or building giant cities.
Minecraft is also known for being highly modable. Fans have made a wide variety of mods, with some being simple texture replacements while others changing how the game works on a fundamental level. There have been some mods that completely overhaul the game, such as Wolves Must Die and the entirety of the Yogbox and Tekkit mod packs.
Minecraft is also known for having good multiplatform support, with the game being available on the PC, Mac, Linux and, since November 2012, the Raspberry Pi. The Pi Edition has a new feature set and coding support. You can open up the code of the game and start tinkering, and the game has support for several programming languages.
Published Date: Apr 05, 2013 05:15 pm | Updated Date: Apr 05, 2013 05:15 pm