The video game Minecraft is seductive in its simplicity. The entire world essentially consists of blocks which you can break apart and store. That’s basically it- but not really- though the full explanation isn’t much more than that. There is no plot line, just you, and an enormous amount of blocks.

The seductive thing about Minecraft is how open the possibilities are. The makers of the game have placed almost no limits on what you can do. You must survive by eating food, killing unfriendly creatures, AVOIDING LAVA, and it’s really helpful to have a shelter.

Minecraft is creative because it manages to be a fantastic game without having extraordinary graphics or a well crafted plot. It is creative because it empowers you to do whatever you want.


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