The world of Minecraft is a giant sandbox and can be a scary place when you've just jumped in and don't know what to do. On the first day, you'll have only a few minutes of daylight before the enemy Mobs begin to spawn as night falls. What you do in the first five minutes of gameplay will determine how well you'll be able to survive.
Minecraft has no limit to your imagination; you can build your own house out of whatever material you wish. You can make weapons and armour to help protect yourself from mobs. You can make contraptions with the form of electricity known as redstone to kill other players in multi-player mode or to operate an automated farm.
Minecraft was released first as an alpha version on May 17, 2007, for PC. The official "full" release launch was on November 18, 2011. A light version of Minecraft made it to Android devices on October 7, 2011, with an iOS version on November 17, 2011. On May 9, 2012, Minecraft was released on Xbox 360 (co-developed by 4J Studios) as a digital download.
It is coming to Xbox One as well with new expanded multiplayer features. By August 2013, Minecraft had sold 8 million copies on Xbox 360 and 11 million copies on PC.
Here are some popular Minecraft guide sections:
- Minecraft Commands and Cheats
- Minecraft Enchantments - How to Make an Enchantment Table
- Minecraft Potion Chart - Recipes and Levels Guide
- Minecraft Survival Guide - Tips for Survival
- Minecraft Item List - All Items in the Game
- Minecraft Blocks - Block Table All Block IDs
- The End in Minecraft - How to Reach the End and Defeat the Ender Dragon
Here are some popular Minecraft how-to guides:
If you are new, start with the Minecraft Minecraft Beginner's Guide, which will walk you through creating the basic necessities for exploring your new world. Once you are comfortable with the basics, move ahead to the Crafting Guide or add your own recipes. One of the most difficult parts for beginners is not having enough items or blocks to craft certain things. In this case, you can use a Minecraft duplication glitch (PS4).
In this Minecraft Wiki, you will find all the hints and tips you need to survive that arduous first day, so you may rest and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Additionally, if you have an interesting Minecraft project, feel free to share it on the Minecraft Projects page. Don't forget to check out the new updates to Minecraft!
Minecraft offers a demo version for you to try. You can also play Minecraft for free, although it is an older version.
The Crafting Tag
Contributors, please note that this wiki has a built-in Minecraft recipe generator that can be used by typing in
<minecraftrecipe>Item You Want</minecraftrecipe>
. An example of the generated recipe is seen to the right, with "Item You Want" replaced by "Crafting Table."