An evolution, a challenge to the modes of traditional gaming, and an achievement unmatched by countless top-tier development studios—and it was all brought together by a small, independent game developer named Mojang. Yes, this little retro-gem that brought unexpected riches to a small deserving few also brings riches into every home it’s played in, because in this world, YOU are all that matters. Where other games try to hook you with a neat story or flashy cutscenes, Minecraft does not. Like all art, it imitates life, but in Minecraft’s case, much more literally. You are dropped into an infinite world made of small cubes and left to fend for yourself. In Minecraft, much like a silent film, a lot can be said without saying anything at all. There is no god directing you, no personified evil, no plot that threatens the beautifully styled world that you now gaze upon—nothing but the threat of starvation and shelter from the night. What is the point of life? Everyone has their own answers, based on their past and the way they were raised. Minecraft mimics this idea—along with your home and your tools, you forge your own destiny. Will you farm? Will you mine? Will you explore? Will you build? Will you kill? Will you destroy? Will you shepherd your earth, or will you rape it? Here, like in reality, there are consequences. Dig too deep, take too greedily and you may die in the lava-lit darkness under a pile of gold and diamonds, or drive a species to extinction. Minecraft will help you tell your story.