My cousin convinced me to download a little game he so raved about onto my tablet. Minecraft pocket edition. He began building stuff like houses and caves, then started playing survival against my sister’s boyfriend. I picked up the tablet and started playing. A co-worker reminded me that when I confessed I didn’t play video games, that he specifically mentioned Minecraft as one to not be dissed or dismissed.
At first what I thought to be a giant game of Lego’s soon became an escape into a world I owned. I could build towers and destroy monsters with arrows. I can collect their things and craft weapons. My male sense of protection came over me and granted me the thrill of creating and expanding my domains in all 3 dimensions.
It’s interesting to see how others respond to the same game, but a creative spin. The following images are collected from Pixiv. They are all artwork from enthusiasts gathering inspiration from Minecraft. A lot of these are from the PC version 1.7.4 or thereabouts.