Starting its life in the realm of obscurity, Minecraft has quickly become one of the most instantly recognizable games ever, whether it’s among gamers or not. As such, it’s a perfect example of word-of-mouth causing incredibly fast exponential growth for the game. Even though it has still yet to officially release in its full version, Minecraft is constantly receiving updates that add numerous new features. The upcoming adventure update though, looks as if it may be the most exciting addition yet.

While there’s no shortage of things to do and build in the world of Minecraft, one of the things gamers have been asking for most is some sort of story or progression. This is where update 1.8 comes in. Even though it is still far from release, gamers are salivating at the idea of leveling their character, encountering NPC villages and seeing how the game has been changed to make it more “rewarding.”

For gamers who can’t wait to get their hands on this update, you may be in luck. Notch has announced in a recent tweet that the Minecrat Adventure Update¬†will be playable at Mojang‘s booth at this year’s PAX. This is the only information that has been provided at the time, but there’s no doubt that the demand to play this demo of Minecraft‘s largest update to date will be incredibly high. While gamers have anticipated other features, NPCs, quests and an experience system have rested at the top of the list since the game made its debut.

It will probably be quite a while before the 1.8 update officially releases though, and PAX doesn’t start until August 26th. With the recent release of the 1.7 update and its implementation of pistons, there is still a lot for gamers to explore and tinker with while they wait for the update’s eventual release. Even so, having recently surpassed 10 million registered users, it’s clear that Minecraft is continuing to gain momentum and is far from ready to slow down. the adventure update is still only the beginning.

What are you most excited about in the 1.8 update? What features would you like to see implemented following its release?

Minecraft is currently still in beta and is set to officially release on November 11, 2011.

Source: Notch

tags: Mac, Minecraft, Mojang, PC