When we posed the question of whether or not Minecraft is a game to the community, we received some really good responses. Carter, a member of the LockerGnome community, answered:
"It does have objectives and challenges, though not properly exclaimed. Collect resources, discover strongholds, dungeons and new terrain. Build structures of great magnitude. I consider it a game, much more fun than others because you have to define your own objectives and goals."