Today a new Minecraft fan site, Play Minecraft Online, is allowing visitors to play the game for free from their browser without having to download anything. All that you need to have is a compatible browser such as Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Safari.
Advantages of Online Play
On the other hand, if you download an unverified.exe onto your computer, you risk installing rogue software that may steal important information like passwords and personal information. Therefore, the site from which you download the executable is very important as the web is flooded with illegal sites that can spread virus. A game of Minecraft online does not really occupy space in your system since it’s a very lightweight Java application that stores itself in the application data folder. If you are not happy with a game then you do not have to visit the site again. While in case of a downloaded version, the executable occupies a part of your disk space. Also, uninstalling games usually leaves behind several files that tend to remain in your system though the installation is no longer present.
By playing in the website directly, you are playing the actual game, served from Mojang’s cloud servers. It is not necessary to register an account to log into the game. However, you must have Java installed and unblocked on your browser. Play Minecraft Online explicitly states that the game is for educational and demonstrational purposes and do not contain any harmful Trojans, and I believe that. Another thing is that websites like this do not require you to pay any charges for playing and are absolutely free of charge. Advertising revenue is how the site sustains itself, without costing you a dime.
What is Minecraft all About?
People who are addicted to the game have often commented that it is sort of a combination between an adventure and building game. The game requires the players to do a lot of mining to get resources. These resources can be used to craft a variety of items that are required to advance through the game. Minecraft features three different modes, the most popular and interesting ones being Survival and Creative mode. These two modes can be played by single and multi-players. Hardcore mode is the third mode and is pretty much the same as Survival without the respawn upon death.
The first step in playing the game is to create a new world. Next, select the game mode and level of difficulty. This step is usually required only in the survival mode and is not considered in the Creative mode. However, one of the drawbacks in this game is that it does not come with a tutorial or help for the first time players. Though this concern was raised by many players, others felt that the game does not take much time to start off even for the first time players. However, in the Xbox 360 version and other platforms, there is an in-game tutorial that helps guide players. The survival mode is a combination of adventure, exploration and creativity. The basic aim in this mode is to survive for a long period of time against hunger and monsters. The creative mode allows you to create your own world and build anything in it. In this mode, players have the complete freedom to create anything; they can fly around and there are no enemies that can cause harm (except falling through The Void).
Feeling in the mood to try the game yet? Play Minecraft online now: http://playminecraftonline.org/