Why Minecraft is sooooooo popular
In this Hub I will be dissecting the popularity of the indie game Minecraft! Minecraft is an exploration game in which you attempt to survive the nights (when monsters come out). Minecraft is a first-person style game in which you get blocks, to craft items, to get rarer blocks, to craft rarer items, to build awesome structures (not necessarily in that order). The real fun in Minecraft is the ability to create almost anything. If you don't know anything about Minecraft then, shame on you, and just go ahead and google it. Minecraft is all over the web these days so I'm sure you won't have a problem finding any information on it.
Okay, now that that's out of the way LETS GET TO IT!!!!
First, and most important, of all the reasons Minecraft is soooo popular is Notch. Notch, or Markus Persson, is the creator of Minecraft. He originally created the game solely by himself but has hired a team to help him out and has officially created a company called Mojang. Notch is a relatable man who just seems like an ordinary guy. He is not some crazy corporate CEO who is only in the gaming company, he is just a dude who likes programming and hit it big with his first game. Notch communicates to his followers on his blog: http://notch.tumblr.com/ and through his twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/notch. Notch is the physical representation of Minecraft and he is, arguably, right now the most powerful person in the gaming industry. Notch has given Minecraft a personal relatability to it because you feel like you personally know the creator. This has been a big help in boosting Minecraft's popularity.
Minecraft has an incredible community that are really behind all of Minecraft's fame. Seananners, a youtuber, started the Minecraft-Youtube video craze where you just play Minecraft, record your playing, and upload it to youtube. These videos quickly brought awareness to the game and catapulted it into fame. I, in fact, learned about Minecraft from youtube. Now the Minecraft-Youtube community has matured and there is some really great content out there created by youtubes such as bluexephos and Captain Sparklez. The Minecraft Forums are also really great and have created an incredible community for all Minecraft fans.
Minecraft is an indie-game! That's pretty much it! There's always appeal to indie games because they're not made by corporations or massive companies, just by people like "the rest of us." And the creator is Notch who is easily relatable. The indie vibe to it makes Minecraft feel like an underdog. You feel like when you buy the game you are supporting someone like you.
Lastly, but certainly not least, the game is fun. Simple as that. The game has an awesome single-player which you can spend hours in just building an amazing castle or some kind of sculpture. The multi-player is like the single-player*1000000. The multi-player is sooo much fun. You can play with your friends, protect each other, build for each other, explore caves together, run away from creepers together, etc. Overall the game is just a good game and that's a pretty important reason why the game is so popular!