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New Minecraft documentary tells the story of Mojang

2 Player Productions' new documentary Minecraft: The Story of Mojang chronicles the events that led to the development of one of the most iconic and popular Indie Games of our era.

2PlayerProductions takes an in-depth look at the mega-popular and ever-growing gaming sensation that is Minecraft, chronicling the story of Mojang's humble beginnings as a simple team of Indie developers who struck gold with their pixelated pickaxes and made one of the most iconic and popular video games of our era.

The documentary, Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, is a feature-length video that takes viewers to Stockholm, Sweden, going behind the scenes with exclusive interviews with Markus "Notch" Persson and the rest of the Swedish dev team at Mojang (which is actually Swedish for "gadget").

"I kinda always knew I wanted to make games…" — Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of Minecraft & founder of Mojang

Fans of the best-selling cross-platform Indie will enjoy this documentary the most as Notch answers many questions, detailing his rise to fame and what it was like making Minecraft along with the rest of Team Mojang.

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang actually was funded via Kickstarter, raising over two hundred thousand dollars way back in March of 2011–one thing was clear, even then: many people wanted this story to be told.

Industry greats such as Peter Molyneaux and Tim Schafer offer insight on the game as well as prominent gamers Yogscast, The Shaft and Minecraft Teacher who have all been profoundly affected by the game as a whole.

2 Player Productions' documentary truly captures the magic of Minecraft, encapsulating the joy that millions of players all across the globe experience day after day in the game's pixelated world that's full of endless possibilities.

Gamers truly have a passion for Minecraft. Whether it’s a passing hobby or you're a hardcore gamer, it's the every man's game. It doesn't matter how old you are, or if you only like certain types of games, Minecraft has something for everyone.

Millions of gamers have been touched (and still are being touched) by the magic of the game, allowing them to create virtually anything out of pixelated blocks. A simple Google search of "Minecraft creations" brings up thousands of incredible creations, all painstakingly created by fans of Notch's low-res Indie masterpiece.

At its heart, both the documentary and the game are social experiences, ones that players and gamers can share with one another all across the world. Gamers have a distinct passion for Mojang's amazingly fun block-builder slash RPG that range from simple curiosity to hundreds of hours of game time.

Minecraft has affected the gaming world and has paved the way for Indie Games as a whole, breathing life into the oft-beleaguered genre.

If it does one thing, it shows that a game can be magical and hugely entertaining and not cost a fortune or have immensely good graphics: at its heart, Minecraft brings the kid out in all of us and lets every gamer rekindle the magic of gaming in a living, thriving virtual environment.

Minecraft; The Story of Mojang touches upon all of these elements and delivers an experience that every fan of the game will enjoy.

It tells the story of Mojang from its humble beginnings to its rise to fame and everything in between, showing that the majesty of gaming that attracts players of all walks of life can be tapped without million dollar development companies or next-generation graphics.

2 Player Production's documentary truly is an adventure through the dynamic and heartfelt story of one of the most popular and enjoyable games of our time and is a great watch for every Indie gamer or dev, big or small.

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang will be available later today on Dec. 23, 2013 as a DRM-free download on Redux.com.


Derek Strickland
Derek is an avid fan of gaming and everything geeky, and is compelled to make his mark in the field of games journalism. When he's not gaming on a console (everything from SNES to X360) you can find him reading about ancient civilizations or enjoying a fantasy epic or two.

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