On the surface, Minecraft appears as a simple game where the main objective is to mine resources and craft objects, hence the name. While this may be the very basic element of the game, mining and crafting regular objects just scratches the surface of the Minecraft game – the things that people can create in Minecraft are only limited by their imaginations.
In early 2017, Minecraft announced that it had sold over 122 million copies since it was released in 2009, with 55 million Minecraft players logging on every month. The game’s enduring popularity is driven by the limitless nature of its simple game mechanics. Because Minecraft players can create anything, there is always something to do in the game.
A few months after the Minecraft game was released, the first Minecraft multiplayer mode was released and the popular survival multiplayer mode went live a year later in 2010. Since then, hundreds of Minecraft servers have been created for Minecraft players to create communities, share their creations, and develop unique game modes. Some of the most popular Minecraft servers today originated almost immediately after Minecraft survival servers was launched.