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Creative? Survival? What’s with all the blocks?

First, the tall green things should be pet. Try that later for a nice surprise.

Minecraft is split into two separate game modes. Creative and Survival. You can play both of them in multiplayer. If you’re mostly interested in making huge structures from scratch with unlimited resources, Creative mode is your best bet. You won’t see any enemies, and you can pull blocks of all shapes and sizes out of thin air. It’s a peaceful world.

However, if you’d prefer to adventure into a world of danger, where you’re crafting and creating out of necessity, you’ll probably want to play in Survival mode. That comes with gangs of monsters who want to break/explode/eat your bones, one pixel at a time. You’ll need to protect yourself from the creatures that come out at night.

Official Minecraft Handbooks

These are the official handbooks, with tens of pages of content that might just save your life. Learn how to find resources, make a shelter, build like the pros, construct machines with redstone, craft tools, armor, and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters. With tips from Minecraft experts, like developers Jeb and the creator Notch himself, and are the definitive guides to mastering Minecraft.

Minecraft Handbooks

Minecraft Essential Handbook - 26th November, 2013

Minecraft Combat Handbook - 26th August, 2014

Minecraft Construction Handbook - 28th July, 2015

Minecraft Redstone Handbook - 28th July, 2015

(The handbooks are PDF files, you can download them by opening the link, and pressing CTRL+S to save it as a PDF file)

Community Made Tutorials

The tutorials below are made by people from our lovely community. They will get you going in no-time. If you're still clueless, you can try the community center.

The basics

Part 01: Controls/Options

Part 02: How to Punch Trees

Part 03: Crafting Basics

Part 04: How to Use a Pick

Thanks to Coestar for videos above!