Nostalgia spurs ‘Minecraft’ resurgence

Christian Collins

It’s hard to believe how a game of such simplicity could make such an incredible impact on the lives of people around the world. A year ago, “Minecraft,” the second best-selling game of all time, might have been brushed off as nothing more than some fond childhood memories, but lately, the video game has been making an undeniable comeback that resembles the glory days of 2010-13.

“‘Minecraft’ is a very skillful game that requires a lot of thought from the player with minimal violence and is kind of cheap to play,” Hayden Bramel (10) said. “It’s different from a lot of games these days, which are pay to play, in that almost all options in ‘Minecraft’ is completely free after you’ve bought the game. There’s completely endless amounts of things to accomplish, which is why I love the game and don’t think it will ever lose relevance.”

Because ‘Minecraft’ was in its prime popularity throughout the early 2010s, many students to have fond childhood memories of the game.

“One of my favorite memories is of me and my friend Jacob Polito setting out on adventures looking for good spots to build castles and tree houses,” Cole Sandberg (10) said. “We’d spend day after day on our world, but I’d say it’s time well spent.” 

“Minecraft”-themed school supplies and clothing have been spotted on campus.

and sophomore Kayla Hannah is the proud owner of a Minecraft lunchbox.

“I really like my lunchbox,” Kayla Hannah (10) said. “It shows off my amazing taste in video games, and I also drip on my peers every time I pull it out. It’s a win-win situation.”

By Christian Collins