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Minecraft - a humble computer game about placing blocks - is a global phenomenon that has captured the imagination of more than 36 million players around the world. Often described as a digital version of LEGO, Minecraft offers an open-ended playing field where players design and build environments that others can explore. For many users, the game's "creative mode" is its most appealing feature: The game is helping to shape a generation of young architects, designers, and artists. The most impressive and spectacular achievements in Minecraft design are its cities, which range in style from contemporary realism to fantasy, from historical to futuristic. The product of thousands of hours of work by devoted Minecraft players, these virtual places are the envy of millions who aspire to master the skills to create them.



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Kirsten Kearney

Kirsten Kearney has been a games journalist for a decade. She began her career as a researcher and producer in broadcasting at the BBC. She is the author of an eBook for Gameleon on freelance games journalism and was section editor for Guinness World Records: Gamers Edition for two years. Kirsten owns and runs the games media website www.ready-up.net, which has been nominated for a Games Media award four years running.



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