|Platform(s)||Windows, Mac, Lunix|
|Release date(s)||November 18, 2011 (Official)|
|First appearance||Quest for the Golden Monocle|
Minecraft is a sandbox building independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and now developed by his company, Mojang. Minecraft is focused on creativity and building, allowing players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. Gameplay in its commercial release has two principal modes: Survival, which requires players to acquire resources and maintain their health and hunger; and Creative, where the player has an unlimited supply of resources, the ability to fly, and no health or hunger. A third gameplay mode, named Hardcore, is essentially the same as Survival, but the difficulty is locked on the hardest setting and respawning is disabled, forcing players to delete their worlds upon death.
The game serves as the backbone of GameChap's universe and fanbase, as Minecraft gameplay and mod spotlight videos are the main focus of GameChap's channel: AdamZoneTopMarks.