Fortnite is the living, action building survival game where you and your friends lead a group of Heroes to reclaim and rebuild a homeland left empty by a mysterious darkness called "The Storm". It is about crafting weapons, building fortified structures, exploration, scavenging items and fighting massive amounts of monsters. Players must work together scavenging treasure and items they can use for building, and defend their assets and people from the Husks. Building is a core mechanic in the game, and buried beneath is lots of loot. The game is described as "Minecraft meets Left 4 Dead" by Tim Sweeney, the founder of Epic Games.