The New York Times Magazine have done an amazing in-depth look into the continued success of Minecraft. One of the main revelations is that Minecraft is still selling 10,000 copies a day which is incredible for a game that launched over 5 years ago. The average age of a Minecraft playing is 28 and 40% are female.
Thompson believes that Minecraft’s continued success, especially with children is down to the fact that you’re very much on your own to do as you like with next to no instructions. This allows the gamers mind to be free and not be restricted to any bounds. It encourages exploration in its huge amount of secrets which creates a certain mentality that makes gamers feel elite.