Minecraft is a popular sand box game which as a game has touched the hearts of millions around the world.
In early development Mojang (creator of Minecraft and other games like Infiniminer, Dwarf Fortress and Dungeon Keeper ) was originally going to call Minecraft the Cave game, but they settled with Minecraft.
Today Minecraft has influenced many similar games like Ace Of Spades which is a cross over of Minecraft and Call of Duty, it has also caused lots of look alike games made by fans for different platforms like Lame Craft (which I personally play myself) for the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita .Along with the odd looking MindCraft which I play too on PlayStation Portable. Now back on track.
Minecraft was created by Notch Or Markus Persson ,Minecraft also has lots of merchandise like plush Creepers or foam iron swords and pickaxes.
Minecraft is a international success and will live in our hearts for generations.
Bibliography : Minecraft Wiki