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Mojang has a documentary, covering their first year as a company (from 2010), and the explosive growth of everyone's favorite sandbox game, and it's available right now!  Players who have Gold Accounts on XBox Live can see the movie straight away.  If you would prefer to get the movie outside of Xbox, 2 Player Productions is offering the documentary DRM-free; click here to get your copy right now!

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang is a feature-length documentary that follows the young company over the course of its first year as their profile expanded across the world stage, and into the homes of millions of gamers. Featuring insights from industry icons (Peter Molyneux, Tim Schafer), journalists (Geoff Keighley, Stephen Totilo), taste-makers (Gabe & Tycho of Penny Arcade), and players profoundly impacted by the game (Yogscast, The Shaft, Minecraft Teacher), the film serves as a time capsule for one of this generation's most unorthodox success stories.

Minecraft is the second feature from game culture archivists 2 Player Productions (Reformat the Planet, Penny Arcade: The Series - Season 1, Double Fine Adventure!). Funded through crowd-sourcing site Kickstarter.com, the production spanned nearly two years in locations across North America and Europe.

Congratulations to everyone at Mojang for making an incredible game, and being an inspiration for us all!  Be sure to check out this amazing film, and enjoy.
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#1

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:17 AM

It's 8.18pm. Christmas Eve. Y U NO Melbourne, Australia. I spammed every key word into the movie searhc bar and nothing came up on XBL...


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:45 AM

Can't believe they ask money for this :/

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

View Postqlpc, on 23 December 2012 - 12:13 PM, said:


This.

They actually put a free version of this video on torrents, the only difference is that the pirated version reminds the viewer that it's pirated once every 20-40 minutes, via a small scrolling text bar on the bottom.
I've watched it, and I can say: it's worth it. That fee feels like a charity now.

Pay for quality, people, if and only if you wish. It's fair.


P.S.: EXPLODING ARROWS DO WANT!11

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setharoo02

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

I need a snapshot please mojang.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

I wish that Mojang would have a televised network (like Chancebozey said) and have top 10 worlds/servers.
...and a side helping of justice!

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

View PostZejgar, on 24 December 2012 - 01:43 PM, said:

This.

They actually put a free version of this video on torrents, the only difference is that the pirated version reminds the viewer that it's pirated once every 20-40 minutes, via a small scrolling text bar on the bottom.
I've watched it, and I can say: it's worth it. That fee feels like a charity now.

Pay for quality, people, if and only if you wish. It's fair.


P.S.: EXPLODING ARROWS DO WANT!11

If THEY released it on thepiratebay, then it isn't pirated. If someone else did, then it is.

It's a bit of a kick in the face (and a lie) to be accused of pirating it. All the message had to say was if you wanted a version that doesn't have a scrolling reminder, just buy a copy that has it removed.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:39 AM

Mojang, thank you, I love the chest Easter egg you so cleverly hid in the game!
PRETEND THERE IS AN EPIC BANNER RIGHT HERE! oh, fyi, i need beta testers: http://www.minecraft...or-the-captain/

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MagicCreeper

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:25 AM

Anyway, anyone here who thinks they shouldn't have to pay are quite frankly stoopid. I can't even start to comprehend why they thought they wouldn't need to pay.

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striker101

Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:36 PM

realy who'd want to watch that

#10

keeperofthegood

Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:02 PM

I forked out the 8 dollars and downloaded it this morning and watched it.  Sure, the non-paid is good.  I enjoyed that.  I enjoyed it enough I felt the 8 dollars was worth it.  Not all may feel so, it is not a fast paced high flying road racing kind of movie.

So, to talk about the documentary rather than the economics of it; It is a very slow paced story and didn't catch my 11 year old's attention to the end, but the half she watched she did enjoy.   I would say a single sit down viewing of essentially soft music and conversation for kids may be a tad much at an hour and forty-four minutes in length.  A few transitional scenes I would have edited down or out completely but :P I am not the editor on this.  I would have liked to know a few things not covered in this like; what did Notch and Jeb do as kids, what did they play and what do they play still today.  Or, why did they chose to do this game in Java and not say C# or a dozen other nuts-n-bolts kinds of things.

I did observe and wonder about one thing, that became clear by the end of the show.  Notch had the look more and more of a man on tired legs.  Like a person in the deep end of the pool and running out of energy.  It was not until he handed the role of lead developer to Jeb that he perked up and looked rested and refreshed and enthusiastic again.   Over this past year when my kids would tell me "Notch made it but he doesn't do it any more it is Jeb that took over" I would wondered "how come?", now I don't wonder.  A beautiful life a beautiful wife and I am sure in time he may come to understand us parents and kids ;)

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:49 PM

I gladly payed $8 to watch this amazing documentary. It was so inspiring.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:56 AM

So happy this is finally out, I heard about it about a year ago and ever since I've been waiting for it.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:37 AM

nice\

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

What's with all the hate on documentaries? You'd pay more than $8 to watch the latest crap from Hollywood, why not help out the guys who put together a documentary about one of your favorites games?
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

I'm Actually Surprised that Mojang uploaded the whole Documentary on Piratebay even though they don't support pirating O.O

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

View PostZahidDev, on 26 December 2012 - 10:23 PM, said:

I'm Actually Surprised that Mojang uploaded the whole Documentary on Piratebay even though they don't support pirating O.O
Mojang didn't 2 Player Productions did.
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ZachUSAman

Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:41 PM

so whats the total amount of vacation days taken?

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DarkOfTheCraft

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:58 PM

That'll be cool!

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:37 AM

View Postspyman328, on 27 December 2012 - 06:45 PM, said:


Mojang didn't 2 Player Productions did.

Oh thats right XD :facepalm:

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:10 AM

I don't even understand the point of this.  Minecraft became successful because Notch made a little time-waster of a game that scratched an itch people didn't even know they had.  It's not like the game is successful because he's a talented programmer (he isn't), or that Mojang AB is some kind of nexus of game developer talent (it's alright.)

Now, I've been impressed with some of the things some of the better-known modders have come up with (including but not limited to TerraFirmaCraft, Better Than Wolves, the various shader mods, and several Forge mods) and I'm interested in seeing if the general Minecraft concept ever makes its way into AAA games, but I don't necessarily see its success as being directly as a result of competence or incompetence on Notch/Mojang's part.

I mean, Notch and the rest of the Mojang people all seem like pretty nice people, and I'm glad they've found success, but they would not be on the list of big names in game development, and probably not even close to the top.

I'd be far more interested in a documentary on game developers which have had a definite, lasting impact on gaming as a whole - Looking Glass Studios, Black Isle Studios, Ion Storm, Blizzard, freaking Valve, and so many others that I'd wager many Minecraft players haven't even heard of.