PBS Game/Show Explains Why Minecraft Is So Blocky and Explores the World of Voxels

On the latest episode of PBS Game/Show, host Jamin Warren explains why the mega popular video game, Minecraft, has such a blocky design. He then explores the pixelated world of voxels.

Minecraft is one of the most popular games of all time. And yet, the graphics are a bit… blocky. It seem like a strange choice for such a popular game to make when graphics have become so amazing in recent years. However, it turns out that there is an interesting reason as to why Minecraft has such a distinct style, and it all comes down to the voxel. In the world of 3-D modeling, the voxel was decisively defeated by the polygon. But thanks to one committed programmer, the voxel lived on, and eventually made it’s way into the biggest game in recent history!