What Is the Point of Minecraft?


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"Minecraft" is a sandbox game, where players are left to their own devices within the game world's rules. The game allows players to freely build in and manipulate the world around them, and consists of teamwork, exploration, upgrade advancement, survival and combat mechanics.

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"Minecraft" has different modes that provide different varieties of gameplay. Survival Mode provides players with a combination of needing to harvest and gather materials while protecting themselves from monsters when the night starts. Creative Mode removes most of the gameplay elements and instead provides free access to all the construction materials available in the game, allowing players to simply build. Adventure Mode gives players restrictions, designed to let users build game concepts out of existing physics and materials already in the game and share them with others. User-created modifications also add other gameplay elements not originally included with the standard "Minecraft" game, giving players more options.

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