Minecraft I'd been seeing mention of this game on the geekier parts of Twitter for some time, but never any specifics other than "whoa this is good". I went to have a look, and found perhaps one of the most ridiculous, fun and addictive casual games you could ever play. I'm planning on doing a proper review on it shortly, but in the mean time the main things you need to know are: It's Java-based, and runs in the browser. It's made by one Swedish bloke, pretty much in his spare time. It looks gash at first glance, but they guy is a programmer and not an artist. Gameplay outweights graphics by a long way. It's a bit like Lego, with zombies. It's still in Alpha, so I expect lots of regular improvements. It's a seemingly infinite world, completely randomly generated. You start with nothing, and end up building pretty much whatever the funk you want. This little YouTube tutorial gives you an idea about the sort of things you need to do when you first start in the "Survival" mode of the game (which costs about £9 at the moment, but will double when the Beta version is released), but also alludes to the kind of things you can do as you progress: Free versions are available, without the attacking zombies but offering access to all the different block types you can fiddle with. Multiplayer is available for free if you want to do some cooperative building, and I believe they're working on it for the Survival mode so it becomes some kind of MMO. Watch this space. So far I've hollowed out an entire mountain, in the style of a Lord Of The Rings dwarf, and I used the resulting stone to build a massive tower - with a skybridge that connects it back to my mountain base. I've also got a farm growing wheat, and I'm currently digging straight down in an attempt to find more iron, and possibly diamonds. Ultimately you can find "redstone" which can be used to make wires and switches, providing the option to create traps and access points controlled by simple logic gates. It looks pretty chad when you start off, but trust me this game is cool. Give it a try.