Minecraft, The Game That Never Died, But Why?

As We Approach The 10 Year Anniversary, Why Don’t We Answer This Not So Complicated Question.

Gustabo Escamilla

If you’ve ever been on the internet for any amount of time, then you have surely heard of a popular game called Minecraft. Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang Studios and created by Markus “Notch” Persson on November 18, 2011. It’s loved worldwide and has a community that never seems to die down, despite its 10th anniversary being right around the corner.

But why is that?

Most games have a shelf life of 2 years or less…why does Minecraft still have 131 million active users? According to The Business App News, it is one of only a few games that has grown in popularity years after its release, from 4 million in sales in 2011 to over 200 million last year.


Minecraft is a game that nearly everyone has played before therefore giving people a topic to talk about, it’s a game that almost everyone owns so if you wish to hang out with your friends over something you all like then you can’t go wrong with a new survival world with them.

Solo Play

Even playing by yourself, Minecraft has servers you can join with fun minigames to play, or you could go old fashioned and play a survival world by yourself in an attempt to beat its final boss, the ender dragon.

Creative Mode

But what if you’re not much into the survival aspect nor like the minigames that much? Well, you’re in luck because Minecraft also has a creative mode where you can create whatever you can think of using its almost limitless amounts of building blocks.


On the rare occasion though, what if none of that particularly interests you? What if you want some wild thing you think has never been thought of before? If you play Minecraft on PC then there’s an almost unlimited amount of mods available to download for free. You can even get some mods on console devices using the in-game marketplace if you’re willing to spend some money. Even better, most of the money spent goes to the developers of the mod.


It’s just the best game ever. How come? It just is.”

— Angel, 11th grade

Minecraft has something for everyone no matter gender or age, it’s a timeless gem that doesn’t show any sign of dying down anytime soon thanks to its yearly updates. You can either play it with friends as a way to pass the time or you can go alone to show your creative side.

Minecraft, as a whole, is that one game that achieved what no other game could successfully do and that’s have something for everyone.

But what do you think? Are you more into the survival or creative aspect? Do you have any builds that you’ve made which you’re proud of? If so, then send them to my email so I can showcase them in an upcoming article; [email protected]