developer: Mojang AB
publisher: Xbox Game Studios / Microsoft Studios
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen, players: 1-4
Minecraft: Dungeons is a fantasy action adventure game. This is a spin-off of the extremely popular Minecraft; both productions were developed by Mojang AB.
The action of the game takes place in classic fantasy land, reminiscent of the Middle Ages, but enriched with strong magic elements. The plot revolves around a villain known as Arch-Illager, the leader of monster armies. Players take on the role of brave adventurers and their task is to save the village that has become this villain's target.
Minecraft: Dungeons is a classic action adventure game. We explore dungeons, swamps, and canyons full of dangers. We must avoid pitfalls and fight monsters using an arcade combat system.
We do practically the same as in dungeon crawler RPGs, but the mechanics remain faithful to the solutions of action adventure games. That's why there's no traditional system for improving hero statistics. Instead, character development is done by finding better and better equipment, mainly weapons.
Minecraft: Dungeons has been developed to provide good gameplay for both a single player and a cooperative mode for up to four people.
The setting of the game was made in a characteristic style modelled on the original Minecraft, where both the elements of the environment, as well as characters and monsters have the form of angular solids, which makes the whole look like it was built with blocks.