Videogames can be used to teach. Minecraft could help to resolve the unresolved issue about videogames’ impact on children and show that it can be more than an open-world sandbox.
Mojang launched Minecraft back in 2011. Minecraft allows you to create a 3D world which can be explored simultaneously by multiple players. Minecraft was the first game that allowed players to trade items. It is highly customizable and adaptable, making it a great platform to create metaverses. You can also post your content online. This makes the game more engaging and fun, and makes it more interactive.
The game banned NFTs and other cryptocurrency-related integration as there is a lot more to offer in the world under the surface of just being a game. Web3 metaverse platforms are centered on “x-to-earn”Tokenomics makes It difficult for them not to use the platform for social entertainment.
Minecraft was a favorite game with more than 93,000,000 users in 2021.You actively play gamesIt is the most beloved sport in history, with most of its participants being between ten to ten years old.
Minecraft Education EditionThis add-on game was created for classroom engagement and learning. This edition allows students to recreate historical locations and display them in 3D. Teachers can use this software to create forest fires and rural fires to teach children fire prevention. Students have already built. Monuments and historical movementsThere are many platforms you can explore and take part in, such the Parthenon, International Space Station or US Civil Rights Movement.
Metaverse can take advantage of Minecraft’s educational purpose and allow players to make the platform more than a shopping mall. It can also be used by users to decide whether they want the world social, explorable, or to create.
What lessons can Metaverse developers learn from Minecraft?
What makes Minecraft’s open-world a poster-boy for the metaverse is that it is decentralised – nobody owns it. Although the game is owned and operated by Microsoft, it’s open-source, free to all, and accessible for everyone. You can create your own designs using blocks without any dictats.
Unlike Meta’s monolithic metaverse, which is largely owned by tech giants, Minecraft allows players to create their own metaverse and can have their own rules of engagement, which is the whole idea behind democratising the metaverse.
Another important aspect of Minecraft is that it’s immersive without hitech mechanisms. Without VR, AR, or hologramsIt is possible to draw people into the game’s world using only a computer screen. Minecraft is a wonderful example of how immersive graphics can be used with minimal graphics.
Minecraft has a reason for users to be on the server — it is a game. Mojang designed Minecraft to allow users create their own metaverses. All the teasers of Meta’s metaverse suggest a social world where users can just “hangout”Online friendships, in a world that allows for little customization
Lego to Minecraft to Metaverse
MetaverseThe inspiration for this project was Minecraft. It is still being worked on. Minecraft was inspired from LEGO building blocks. These were also a game that allowed children to create and build things.
Similarly, Second LifeThe 2003 game “The Metaverse”The concept was first introduced by the creator of the game. Since then, many games were able to create a Metaverse. “metaverse-like” concept in their world like Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto or Microsoft recently acquired Blizzard’s World of Warcraft with active online multiple players interacting in the same world.
Metaverse is moving from virtual to tangible, and 3D virtual virtual is now possible. The developers of the metaverse seem to be open to the idea of creating educational capabilities.
“That’s the true test of metaverse ambition — and a lesson that Decentraland, Somnium, and Sandbox could well learn from,” Theo PriestleyLinkedIn post by – CEO, Metanomic