Max Brooks Announces ‘Minecraft’ Book

Minecraft fans rejoice! Author of World War Z, Max Brooks, has started writing a fictional adventure that will take place in a Minecraft inspired world. In his interview with Gizmodo he said it will look like a, “cuboid Robinson Crusoe, but madder: a hero stranded in an unfamiliar land, with unfamiliar rules, learning to survive against tremendous odds.”

Some die-hard fans may scoff at Brooks’ attempt to reduce the expansive world of Minecraft into a book. After all, the essence of Minecraft is its playability and cubic look. How can that possibly be translated into a book?

If you don’t already know, Minecraft is an outrageously popular online game. The gameplay is focused on collecting resources and building structures to survive. Since its creation in 2009, Minecraft has been able to maintain a consistent user base of over 1.5 million players during peak hours. Most games usually fade away after a year or so, but Minecraft has managed to stay relevant for almost 8 years.

Minecraft is a unique game because it is totally customizable. Using the resources you find around the game, you are able to build almost anything you can imagine. This is not your traditional “First Person Shooter” experience, take a look at some of the amazing shrines to nerdism that has been created so far.

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