The world of Minecraft is indeed difficult to understand by parents. But the video game has become so popular among children and adolescents that it has the title of the most watched video game on Youtube. According to the video sharing site, a game that allows users to design the world from blocks which is similar to Lego has become the most searched keyword after “music”. A video research company YouTube, Newzoo and Octoloy, found videos with the Minecraft theme watched more than 3.9 billion times in March 2015 alone. Then, how about this year? Maybe this is not surprising for parents whose children are ‘addicted’ to Minecraft. The game really made them addicted so it was difficult to invite them to play bicycles, play football, visit parks and other activities.
Minecraft as Phenomenon
The phenomenon of parents’ despair with their children’s enthusiasm, obsession, and addiction to Minecraft is common. In various articles and online articles, they complain that this game takes over the lives of their children. Homework, assignments, and sleep are neglected as long as you can continue playing. This causes some parents to prohibit or limit playing time to Minecraft. There are some parents who complain that they think Minecraft is like all other addictive games which is endless. They want their children to learn about the real world, not the virtual world. But some other parents don’t mind seeing their children play the game. At least they do something rather creative. But they are also confused to see children spending hours watching other people playing Minecraft. That they consider a high level of obsession.
On YouTube, there are about 42 million videos related to Minecraft. Starting from a video tutorial that gives ideas on the types of objects that can be built, videos that are recorded by other users’ games, and tips for beautifying the “world” of Minecraft morning novice users. There are also hundreds of special channels to broadcast Minecraft videos. According to research, YouTube is like television for children of this generation. From there they entertain, learn, share knowledge. Watching others playing Minecraft allows them to expand their experience from just playing to a means to share experiences and learn from each other. Children are easily obsessed with Minecraft and watching YouTube videos is part of that obsession.
But watching Minecraft videos on YouTube is not a problem. Indications of the problem are by looking at the amount of time spent, and the impact on children’s health and mood. In Minecraft, children can build and explore new worlds and organize them as they like. The creativity that is stimulated by the game through a combination of shapes, tools and building materials. This game is intended for one task, namely to design complex structures such as creative games for the kids to study.
Interesting Facts about Minecraft
There are many interesting facts that maybe players don’t know about Minecraft. These facts below will blow your mind and you will be fonder with Minecraft.
- Not Markus who found the name “Minecraft”
Markus tried to find the right name for the game he was developing. But he didn’t manage to find the right name. Finally, he held a vote in an online community and got the name Minecraft. This can be done thanks to a user who accidentally named this game Minecraft. He claimed to have only played this game at a glance. He told of his experience playing the game Minecraft. He made a hole in the ground, but because in the end he was swallowed by the hole to the bottom of the earth’s stomach. That’s why he named is as Minecraft.
- Creeper made from a coding error
At first, the team of developers themselves wanted to make pigs. However, due to coding errors, they create four-legged creatures instead of pigs. However, from the developer team itself, Creeper changes the texture to a green texture which originally was the texture of a pig. After that, the developer team just made it as it is, so we got Creeper.
- You can search on Google and get popups from Minecraft Wiki.
You can type various keywords on google and will automatically get a popup directly from the search results. You don’t have to open the Minecraft wiki site. There are various things that you can get. For example in what level of depth we can find gold and other information. Users can also directly access Minecraft Wiki and get more efficient information.
- The mapping creator agency is Ordnance
Ordnance works as a map mapping creator agency for Minecraft to create a world map of Minecraft. You can see the result that the world of Minecraft is so vast. Starting from hills, mountains, valleys, even the sea. Composed of thousands of boxes, and consumes data capacity up to 10GB!
Those are some interesting facts about Minecraft.