GameFront, "The first time I played Minecraft, it was a fledgling alpha release buried in indie game obscurity. A friend of mine sent me a link and told me to try out this game he’d been playing, but offered no details on what the game entailed. Loading in, I found myself in an awful-looking grassy field dotted with trees. I walked around, unsure of what to do, until I realized I could destroy “blocks” of terrain. Remembering the game was named “Minecraft,” I dug a hole straight downward as deep as I could — until I fell into lava and died. I didn’t touch the game again for two years."