The creation of Markus "Notch" Persson, Minecraft is an independently developed and published browser based game where you find yourself in a beautiful, expansive world and have to harness the resources around you to survive and if you can, thrive. From initially gathering wood you can fashion simple tools, construct a shelter to protect you from the creatures of the night you can then mine ore, fuel and smelt armour, stronger tools and a more secure stronghold. From there you can dig deeper. And deeper.
Minecraft's world are gigantic, and often stunningly picturesque. An infinite map generation algorithmn means that maps can be up to eight times the size of the surface of the Earth.Minecraft is currently in Alpha, but is mostly stable and very playable, with new features added on a near weekly basis. It can be played free in a preview mode but is currently half price while in Alpha, making this game a steal at a mere 10 euros.