The Story of Mojang :: New Doc Reverse Engineers the Minecraft Phenomenon :: Block By Block.

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Even if you haven’t played Minecraft, chances are you’ve at least heard of it. It’s that game where users build stuff out of blocks. Sounds pretty basic, right? Well, yeah, but sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that turn out to be the most fascinating. Minecraft: The Story of Mojang delves into the history of the game, which centers around Markus “Notch” Persson from Sweden who invented the game in his spare time. In just a few years, the game exploded around the globe, spawning a dedicated following. Much of that success seems to be largely due to word of mouth recommendations from gamers, but most importantly, the ability of the user to create their own worlds and tell your own stories; even write their own music. The gamer, in short, becomes the game designer; a pretty revolutionary concept. Check out the full movie below for free. You can support the filmmakers by picking up a dvd here or the soundtrack here.


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3 thoughts on “The Story of Mojang :: New Doc Reverse Engineers the Minecraft Phenomenon :: Block By Block.

  1. I played this game for a few mindless hours just gathering and building. Its a fun game, and you can fly. Its fun to dig a hole to make a basement. Its simple and makes sense.

    1. Yeah the more I learn about it, the more I’m fascinated by Minecraft. I’m super glad I sat down and watched the doc. It made me take a second look at a game I didn’t know too much about.

      1. Yes! Definitely. I like that about this game. It looks so simple, especially with how most things are shaped throughout the game. Straightforward, yet so addicting once you get the momentum going.

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