Mojang unchained: everything you need to know about Minecraft

Microsoft agreed to acquire Mojang for $2.5 billion. Don't know what it is? Ask your kids or read this guide.

16th September, 2014
$2.5bn real estate: the vast, pixelated virtual landscape of Minecraft.

Minecraft, a game that puts users inside a vast, pixelated virtual landscape, is made for multiple platforms including game consoles, PCs and smartphones. Users build structures, including replicas of actual cities and buildings, and face few rules or restrictions. One aim is to avoid being eaten by monsters that come out after dark.

* Swedish programmer Markus Persson founded Mojang in 2010, after he coded Minecraft on a lark in 2009 as a side project...

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