Over the span of 2009 till date, we’ve witnessed thousands of games come alive, some remained relevant till date, whilst some went down the drain in a matter of months, like fall guys! just kidding, don’t stop reading 😀 , but there’s one game, a game that has lasted more than a decade in the mainstream and is still beating notable names at its game, Minecraft. Let us take a look at what makes Minecraft so strong in the market today, and if it’s going anywhere anytime soon, so grab a cup of coffee and get reading.
The Beginning of Minecraft
In 2009, Minecraft was created by Markus Persson, also known as Notch and was originally called Cave Game. This game was different than other online games where you create things because instead of simply creating structures, you also have to gather resources to build those structures. This mix was unusual because most games at the time usually only had the player gather resources and not build or to build but not have to gather resources. On top of that, Minecraft was also a survival game. You have to survive hostile mobs and can explore the vast world. You can also use your resources to craft new materials that you can use to create structures, survive longer, and craft more materials.
The beta stage began in 2010, and the creator had stopped his daytime job to work full time on Minecraft, adding new features, updating the game and fixing bugs. While new versions other game cost money, all bug fixes were free during this development cycle.
The beta phase only began once publisher Mojang grew interested in the project and began to fund its development. They would eventually go on to release a full version of the game in 2011. It sold millions of copies and spawned a worldwide phenomenon, but there were still lots of change for Minecraft yet to come
Minecraft success today
The year 2020 was such a crazy year fro the minecraft community and they had a very fruitful year, fans watched minecraft videos 201Billion times, a whooping 201 billion, that’s more than any other game in the world, making the game the biggest game on YouTube, and in the world.
How content creators had a major impact on the success
Almost 3 years ago Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg did something his fans have wanted for years: he made a Minecraft video, and he’s continued to make them ever since. The result was Kjellberg’s most successful month in years, pulling in more than 570 million views in July and kickstarting a new trend among some of the biggest YouTube creators.
The same thing is happening in recent times, but this time, it’s happening because of dream and his gang, dream started making Minecraft videos some years back and quickly rose to fame in a very very short sapn of time, this means he started gathering people to watch Minecraft videos and a lot of people because of him and his other friends started playing Minecraft again, this created a surge in player base, and views for Minecraft, Dream alone has generated more than 1 billion views
Is Minecraft going anytime soon?
Well… No, it’s not dying or dead which means Minecraft isn’t going anywhere any time soon, Minecraft might be old, but it would surprise you to see the amount of folks playing this game daily
Minecraft is not dead whatsoever, don’t listen to people who say it is dead since they are only using websites like google trends and looking at youtube views which are not good to see if a game is dying. The reason is because people don’t want to search the game up, what is the point of doing that when you can just play it? You don’t have to watch youtubers play it, you can play it yourself.
There are 80–90 million users on the game monthly, does that sound dead to you? The minecraft sales have went to 144 million copies sold and rising!
The mod community and creative community is more alive than ever! We can’t really say that about the pvp community though since they are steadily declining.
Other platforms of the game like pe (pocket edition) have been growing and won’t stop anytime so it won’t die anytime soon.