Undoubtedly Minecraft is a juggernaut of a game which has sold over 70 million copies of the game over the vast amount of platforms that it’s on.
Me, personally, I never got into the game, mostly because with my day to day life I don’t have the time to sit down and painstakingly build a world in Minecraft. This isn’t to say I dislike the game, in fact it’s the exact opposite, I’m fascinated by it. It’s a game, that, had it come out when I was in middle school or high school I’d probably be all about it, mostly because in those days I’d spend hours creating my characters in sports, wrestling, and RPG games to make them look as much like myself and my friends as I could. Even a game like RPG Maker held my attention for hours at a time. Since I loved Legos growing up, I don’t doubt I would have been down for Minecraft.
Even though I don’t have the time for Minecraft my 7 year old son does and he creates some of the coolest structures and is not shy about showing them off to me. So because of his interest in the game I’ll check out videos about Minecraft, like ones from Jarrad the Completionist or MattPat The Game Theorist on YouTube. I do this because, like I said I’m fascinated by the game and so when my son is excitingly telling me about the game I don’t have to interrupt him and ask questions.
Another thing that fascinates me is science and one of my favorite YouTube channels is the PBS channel It’s Okay To Be Smart. Well they just posted a video about whether or not a blocky Mindcraft planet could exist. It’s a really interesting video so check it out below. Also, I’ll be showing this to my son this evening for his enjoyment, and also to educated him on the laws of physics.