Minecraft: The Story of Mojang Debuts This Weekend on Xbox Live

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang Debuts This Weekend on Xbox Live

The world premiere of the Mojang documentary will on December 22, a day ahead of the DVD and digital release.

You probably already know that Markus "Notch" Persson whipped up a game called Minecraft in 2009, turned it loose on the internet, got rich and famous, founded Mojang and went to the Xbox 360, where he became (and continues to become) even richer and more famous. But do you know the details? The inside story? What Tim Schafer thinks of the phenomenon, or Mike Krahulik?

If the answer is a regretful "no," and you happen to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription and nothing to do this weekend, you can change that situation on Saturday night when Minecraft: The Story of Mojang makes its world premiere. The documentary follows the first year of Persson's studio as it expands from its PC-exclusive roots to multi-million-selling success on Xbox Live, and features appearances by Schafer, Krahulik, Peter Molyneux, Geoff Keighley, Stephen Totilo and noteworthy players who have been "profoundly impacted by the game."

And there's no need to worry if your Xbox isn't Live: The film will be released on DVD and via direct download on December 23. More information about the Xbox Live debut of Minecraft: The Story of Mojang is available from Major Nelson.

Source: YouTube

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I think it's worth noting in the article that if you watch it on XBL on the 22nd (with a gold account) it's completely free. Otherwise you have to pay for it.

Anyways it looks good, and I'm off work that day and have a gold account so I don't see any reason not to watch it.

Ah, Minecraft. I first found it when Rock, Paper, Shotgun posted about it. So... June 14-ish, 2009.

Haven't played much lately, but I do get a snobbish sense of superiority out of having played it before it was a thing.

Congrats to 2 Player Productions for striking while the iron is ice cold.

Formica Archonis:
Congrats to 2 Player Productions for striking while the iron is ice cold.

Nobody plays Minecraft anymore, amirite?

Formica Archonis:
Congrats to 2 Player Productions for striking while the iron is ice cold.

I remember when the original RocketHub project went up... it took them a while, but people did support this idea.

Should be worth a watch, I mean Indi Game The Movie was really interesting. As long as it's not all about how much of a success it is, I'm more interested in how Notch works than how awesome and hip Minecraft is.

BrainWalker:

Formica Archonis:
Congrats to 2 Player Productions for striking while the iron is ice cold.

Nobody plays Minecraft anymore, amirite?

I'm willing to bet that a lot of the original backers have moved on. Still, it will be interesting to see how much they had to edit down the early footage (as seen in that 20 minute trailer from a year and a half ago) because it became outdated. The interviews with Notch are either gonna have to be well-staged or there's going to be a lot of different backgrounds. They've moved or redone their offices what, twice since this started?

 

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