Minecraft is classed as a ‘sandbox-adventure’ video game because it’s a game with endless possibilities and no fixed goal. The game can be played on a keyboard, controller or touchscreen, on any smartphone, tablet, laptop, PC or games console, either in an app or in a browser.
There are three main modes: survival, adventure and creative, which allow the player to play in different ways.
Survival mode allows players to interact with the different features of the game. These include: building structures, maintaining your health stats and defending yourself against ‘hostile mobs’ - characters in the game
Adventure mode allows players to explore game maps created by other players but is otherwise similar to Survival mode.
Creative mode allows players to focus solely on building structures without the threat of being ‘attacked’ by zombies, spiders or ‘endermen’.