Minecraft, as many parents up and down the country will tell you, is what all the kids are talking about, whether they are six or sixteen. My 8 year old son is absolutely OBSESSED with all things Minecraft - only the occasional purchase of a packet of Match Attax can stop him talking about his favourite game. We have it on all the gadgets in our house, PC, Kindle Fire, Tablet, Phone, etc and he loves dipping in and out of the Pocket Edition when he comes back from school, though sometimes it's a battle to get him off!
However, the real creativity comes when he plays on the PC or the PS3 version. What I like about this game as a parent is that it helps fire the imagination of its players. It's not mindless violence, it's the opposite, it's about creation and developing your skills. It makes a player think laterally; combining different elements to create something. I'm amazed at the young age he is that he can come up with such splendid creations and buildings. He likes to play both modes, creative and survival depending on his mood. I must admit to getting a cow or two myself!
Again from a Dad's POV I love this game and I'm relaxed when he's playing it. The bonus if, of course, the price, iit's such great value. I think companies like EA should look at what other developers are doing and creating,
Minecraft is cast iron proof of what those old magazines in the 80's used to say about games I used to buy for my CPC464 and Amiga; it's all about the gameplay, not how the game looks.
Minecraft is a revelation. A film next, I would imagine.