As of August 2015, the full version of Minecraft is not free, but its developer, Mojang, offers a free demo version for PC at Minecraft.net. Users must register with a free Mojang account to play the demo.
Minecraft is a popular simulation game originally launched for PC in 2009, with the full version following in 2011. Versions of Minecraft are available for a number of platforms, including iOS, Android, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. A pocket version was also released for the Amazon Fire TV in 2014. Minecraft was developed by Mojang, a Swedish company that was purchased by Microsoft in 2014.