Micah Grant, Reporter

Minecraft is a pixelated 3D sandbox game where you can build almost anything. Minecraft is available for PC, Xbox, Play Station, and mobile devices. Minecraft was created by Markus “Notch” Persson, the founder of Mojang. Mojang sold Minecraft to Microsoft for 2.5 billion dollars. Minecraft was released on May 22, 2009, but for mobile devices, it was released for $6.99 on November 17, 2011. Minecraft has six game modes: Survival, Creative, Hardcore, Adventure, Spectator, and Demo.

In the game, the player is building basically anything without being killed by monsters. Creepers are little monsters that blow up players and have become very popular outside of the game. Eighth grader Christian Douglass says, “Dude I play it a lot. The other day me and Barrett were playing it in church.”

According to a survey sent out to the school 51 out of 139 people use Minecraft.