Minecraft started out as a humble indie game that threw the player into a 3d pixel art world and gave you the ability to do pretty much anything with the various blocks of the game. It was a massive hit and has become one of the biggest games of all time.
The game has come a long way since its initial release and is now available on most game platforms at a very reasonable price. With a large number of releases and patches, the game has become a behemoth compared to the game that was originally launched.
Since being acquired by Microsoft, the bedrock edition has launched and aims to become a single release, unifying all game releases across many different platforms.