Cave Game? You might know it as a small game called Minecraft!
Lets have a little look at Minecraft and some interesting things you may not have known.
Markus Persson (aka Notch) created a sandbox game in just SIX DAYS in May 2009, he was influenced by big games of the time such as dungeon keeper and RollerCoaster Tycoon. This was to be a very different game than other sandbox games of the time. This was a game where you not only had to build your shelter and weapons but you also had to find and acquire the materials needed for each build, you could do this by first mining using your bare hands but later creating better and better tools for the job.
Yep you guessed it correctly, the game we’re talking about is CAVE GAME.
No, seriously, Cave game. But not for long, rather quickly Cave Game became “Minecraft: The order of the Stone” and then later shortened to just the plain old Minecraft we all know and love today.
The most classic enemy everyone thinks of when you think Minecraft is the Pig. Again not joking the Creeper that haunts us now was Notch’s first mistake, without having any modelling programmes to make models he created a pig using just code but messed up, making the pig tall and not long as intended. So the creature that was the first enemy in Cave Game’s initial survival mode is infact a pig gone wrong. After seeing what he created he didn’t get mad, he made them green and imprinted a similar behavior we would later see in Zombies to make the creeper more aggressive. Originally the Creeper would only explode when you killed it, but that apparently was not dangerous nor frustrating enough for Notch so he made them chase you to attack and blow up before you could even attack, making them then, and still now one of the most dangerous enemies in the game.
Another interesting fact is once in every 10,000 (0.01%) logins Minecraft will misspell its own name at Minceraft in the introductory menu. Why? who knows but it does.
The Endermen sound creepy but the noises they make are english phrases played backwards at a strange pitch. They are also not as dangerous as they should be if you have a pumpkin to hand. If you do put it on your head and Endermen can no longer see you.
Want to know the health level of a wolf? Easy! Check their tail. If it's up then its high health and it will get lower as health decreases.
Each block in minecraft is 1 meter squared, this makes Steve (The Avatar you play) just over 6 foot tall which is a good representation for the average height of a male IRL of approx 5.95 feet so it makes perfect sense, until you realise that would make the in game chickens 3 feet tall..
Markus Persson sold the rights to Minecraft in 2014 for an eye watering $2.5 Billion. The sale of the company (Mojang) and game to suchs a high profile company # must have started with him searching out buyers and having clandestine meetings,Lawyers and third parties…… Nope again bucking any normal trend Notch sent a tweet “Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for trying to do the right thing is not my gig.” and it worked.