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Difference Between Minecraft and Real Life

The need for inhouse activities coupled with technological development has led to the creation of millions of games. Examples of types of video games available include action games, action-adventure games, role-playing games, simulation games, sports games, puzzle games and strategy games, just to name a few. While these may be readily available through apps, the differences between these games and real-life exist. Differences exist between Minecraft and real life. 

What is MineCraft?

Released in November 2011, this is a sandbox video game created in the Java Programming language. It was developed by Mojang Studios and released as a public alpha for personal computers in 2009. The game has since become the best-selling video game and has sold over 200 million copies. It has also earned 126 million monthly active users as of 2020. 

In this game, players explore a procedurally generated 3D blocky world with infinite terrain. Here, they may extract new materials, items and build earthworks or structures. Players can also fight computer-controlled figures and even compete against other players. To maintain health and build the world, players must acquire resources, in a survival mode. Players can also change the game to create new items, assets or gameplay mechanics. 

The game has been cited as one of the most influential and greatest video games and has won several awards. 

What is a Real life then?

Many aspects of real life are not included in games. Issues such as hygiene, processed foods, electronics, extreme weather and vehicles are not included in the Minecraft. 

Differences between Minecraft and Real Life

Resources

While some resources such as technology, electronics and processed foods are not included in Minecraft, they are available in real life. 

Objective

Minecraft is a sandbox game hence has no objective. However, real life has various objectives that differ among people. 

Portals to other worlds

While Minecraft has portals to other worlds, real life does not have portals to other worlds. 

Minecraft vs. Real Life: Comparison Table

Summary of Minecraft vs. Real Life

Minecraft refers to a sandbox video game created in the Java Programming language. Some resources such as technology, electronics and processed foods are not included in the game. It has portals to other worlds and has no objective. On the other hand, resources such as technology, electronics and processed foods are available in real life. It does not have portals to other worlds and has various objectives that differ among people. 


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  1. Great piece Tabitha

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