There's a few modes but i'm going to focus on the main mode which is minecraft: Alpha, which yes, is still in Alpha.
For a game that's around a year old and is written in java, i'm
surprised I didn't year about it earlier.
Well the basic jist of the game is that you start a new game and the program generates a random map which you're then thrown unforgivingly into.
You have a few game hours to make a shelter and to get something to do during the night, unless you want to die while trying to slay one of four beasts of the land.
Spiders, skeletons, Zombies and creepers are all trying to stop you from perfecting the infinite landscape. you must mine for invaluable resources such as iron, coal and diamond, so that you can rid of these monsters and create a paradise. That is of course unless you play in peaceful
mode, where your health regenerates and there are no nasty monsters.
In addition to monsters there are four regular animals which you can farm for health giving products and other useful things; Cows, chickens, sheep and pigs are all part of the unforgiving yet,
This games has neither the best graphics nor the best physics engine (actually it doesn't even have an engine) but it works well and has a fully supportive
community and an awesomely talented Coder behind it which quite honestly means the possibilities for this game are endless.
As far as the story goes, you can just make it up and as far as character design goes, well hell, you can make that up too. it take a bit of working out but in the end is worth it.
I still haven't mentioned the truly unique aspect of this game. Everything is made out of blocks which you can pick up and craft, smelt, place or just smash. The whole world it a mesh which you
can modify to your hearts content. obviously spawning from this a huge penis and breast structures, or maybe something more sophisticated like super mario?
Well this is a game you can really let your imagination run riot, which a mob full of people holding flaming touches.
For nine euro I would definitely recommend getting this. It's not quite done yet thought so
there's many more things to be added. You can play it in browser or you can download the game to your hard drive, but it only take a few kb (one of the plus sides for using java) so I would download if you can.