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About Minecraft
is a sandbox construction game created by Mojang
AB founder Markus Persson, and inspired by theInfiniminer, Dwarf
Fortress and Dungeon Keeper games. Gameplay involves players
interacting with the game world by placing and breaking various types
of blocks in a three-dimensional environment. In this
environment, players can build creative structures, creations, and artwork
on multiplayer servers and singleplayer worlds across multiple game
modes.
Minecraft is available to all players for 19.95 (US$26.95, 17.95). When
purchased, singleplayer and multiplayer game modes can be played
using the downloadable stand-
alone launcher. Minecraft Classic is available to play for
free. Minecraftdevelopment started around May 10, 2009, and pre-orders
for the full game started being accepted on June 13,
2009.Minecraft's official release date was November 18, 2011. On July 8,
2014, Minecraft for the computer reached 16 million sales and become
the best-selling PC game of all time.
On August 16, 2011, Minecraft: Pocket Edition was released for the Sony
Xperia Play gaming smartphone. After its exclusivity with Sony expired, it
was released for Android devices on October 7, 2011, and iOS devices
on November 17, 2011 for US$6.99. On April 2, 2014, Minecraft was
released for the Amazon Fire TV. It contains all the same features as
the Pocket Edition as well as support for the Fire TV's controller.
On May 9, 2012, Minecraft was released for the Xbox 360 on Xbox Live
Arcade for US$20, where it subsequently broke every previous sales
record.
On February 11, 2013, Minecraft: Pi Edition was released for
the Raspberry Pi. It is based on the Pocket Edition and is available for
free at Mojang's dedicated blog. The Pi Edition is intended as an
educational tool for novice programmers and users are encouraged to
open and change the game's code using its API.

On December 17, 2013, Minecraft was released for the PlayStation 3 on
the PlayStation Store for US$19.99. The release was almost identical to
the Xbox 360 Edition and was developed in tandem with the Xbox 360
Edition from then on.
On June 26, 2014, the Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3 editions' sales passed
the number of sales for the PC edition of Minecraft, leaving
the Minecraft series having sold more than 54 million copies world-wide
and become third best-selling video game of all time.