Minecraft 1.7.4 Free Download, if one of the 8 million people that like it on Facebook haven’t told you already, is basically the equivalent of grown up digital Legos, only it is that and so much more. It started as a game about using blocks to build random structures, but has since grown into a vast universe of right-angled imagination.
So why is it so f’ing addicting?
There is no plot. No Story. No goals except for the ones you place on yourself. No limits.
The game starts you off as a miner, and if we did have to give you a goal, it would be to mine resources and start using them to build whatever it is you can conjure up. You’re given a pickaxe, and you basically run around gathering resources and learn quickly that you had better use the resources to build something to protect you, because night will fall soon and that’s when the creepy monsters come out to find you. As you gather resources, you’ll find that you can create more powerful weapons to fight the monsters as well as build bigger and better structures, and Minecraft does make it a little more interesting where you will need some very specific resources for certain weapons you are trying to produce. Otherwise, that is about as complicated as it gets. The rest is up to you.
The graphics aren’t impressive. The audio even less so. In fact, we could liken Mincraft to playing the original Super Mario Bros. in 3D. But sometimes, it’s all about the gameplay...
The first players initially used blocks to build fortresses and other defence structures to guard against nocturnal monsters, but the game has so vastly expanded that it is almost a competition among it’s millions of players to see who can create the most enormous, outlandish, intricate and downright crazy structures. Minecraft has literally developed it’s own ecosystem, with players developing guilds, establishing economies and more. The game features a Creative mode, too, which gives you unlimited resources and access to all the building blocks you need (oh yeah, you can fly too), and players have created mind blowing creations, including a complete Metropolis and a to scale and insanely accurate rendition of the King’s Landing from Game of Thrones. You can even witness full recreation of several of the sets from Lord of the Rings, such as the Minas Tirith.
Minecraft, while not the most visually appealing game, has literally exploded in popularity, because it has given everyone what they’ve always wanted...the ability to do whatever they want, whenever they want, however they want.
Minecraft 1.7.4 features the ‘Twitch TV Update’, which allows for Twitch.tv broadcasting integration. To use the Twitch broadcasting you need to link your Mojang account with your Twitch account (this only works for migrated accounts).
Hopelessly addicting is the ability to create whatever our minds can conjure up. This game has given us everything we’ve always longed for in all those could’ve been better RPGs that were visually appealing but hopelessly linear, that have come and gone. Thanks for opening up our Digital World, Minecraft.