Minecraft: The Story of Mojang

Chris Higgins
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In 2009, Markus "Notch" Persson released the first version of Minecraft. Sometimes compared to a video game version of LEGO, Minecraft is a "sandbox" game in which the player has no specific goal to achieve (aside from survival), and common tasks involve building things out of blocks. It has sold over 30 million copies.

When Notch first released Minecraft, it was a side project. In late 2010, he earned enough money from the game to quit his day job and focus on Minecraft full-time. The documentary Minecraft: The Story of Mojang chronicles Notch's creation of the game, as well as the founding of his game studio, Mojang. It's well worth watching for video game fans, and the entire documentary is free (and legal) on YouTube. The filmmakers figure that if you like the 720p YouTube version, you might get the deluxe version, which includes a "family-friendly" version (omitting some salty language) and bonus features, among other nice things.

Do you like video games? Do you like Minecraft? Do you have no idea what this crazy Minecraft thing is? Have a look at the trailer:

Or just watch the whole feature-length film now: