What is it?
Minecraft is a sandbox game built in Java, the game is currently in pre-release alpha. In minecraft you have a character and some blocks, you're given free roam of a map and you can delete or create, there have been some amazing structures built so far. Currently you can pre-order the full game for EU9.95 or $15, when the beta is released the price will increase to EU15 or $22. There are currently plans for multiple game modes, including survival and capture the flag!
How do I play?!
Simple, register for an account and select a server, once you're in you can start building! There was a load of new block types released yesterday so we've got a lot more now =D You can build anything from a huge erect penis to a brilliant medieval castle. The game has water, which you can manipulate using "sponge" blocks to create brilliant underwater structures, you can also create huge seas and beaches!
The official forums for minecraft are here, you can find a wiki with lots more information here and the actual game here! There is also an IRC Channel!
It is. I've set up a private server for newgrounds here! So, register then go to that URL and you can join me and some other newgrounds users in making... stuff!
This isn't my game.