Minecraft: The Story of Mojang

There's a Kickstarter campaign on-going to fund a feature-length documentary about Mojang, the creators of Minecraft. Watch the videos below for taste of things to come and visit http://www.tinyurl.com/minecraftdoc to learn more.

(Official) Minecraft: The Story of Mojang (Pt. 1/2) - Proof of Concept for Feature-Length

Watch the video in YouTube: Minecraft: The Story of Mojang (Pt. 1/2)

(Official) Minecraft: The Story of Mojang (Pt. 2/2) - Proof of Concept for Feature-Length

Watch the video in YouTube: Minecraft: The Story of Mojang (Pt. 1/2)

Over the past year, the computer game Minecraft has become a cultural phenomenon, drawing millions of players into the unique, low-res world created solely by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson. When Persson announced that he would invest his Minecraft earnings in founding his own development house, Mojang, 2 Player Productions seized upon the rare opportunity to fly to Stockholm and document the first week in the life of the new studio.

During the editing process of what was only supposed to be a twenty-minute short, it became clear that an important chapter of gaming history was still being written, and that a feature-length documentary about Mojang's first year would make a powerful statement about what it means to create, release, and play games in the twenty-first century.

For the first time, viewers will be given an in-depth look at both the triumphs and the challenges faced by a studio during their first year in existence. 2 Player will analyze the unprecedented success of Minecraft, gain insight into its impact from journalists and industry professionals, and meet the fans whose lives have been changed by the game.

Using the short as a proof-of-concept, 2 Player is turning to the revolutionary fundraising site Kickstarter.com to completely finance the film's production over the course of the next year. By sourcing the budget from the game's immense fanbase, it empowers the consumer to vote for content they want with their wallets and fosters a more direct relationship between themselves and the final product.
- 2 Player Productions, Minecraft: The Story of Mojang

To learn more about how you can help finance the production of a feature-length film to continue the story, please visit the Kickstarter campaign: http://www.tinyurl.com/minecraftdoc


Zemalf's (Un-)Adventures in Minecraft - Mundane Minecrafting

Minecraft gameplay with commentary. Mining, building and mundane Minecrafting ahead. Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey!

Mundane Minecrafting - Minecraft Let's Play

Find all the videos (HD 720p) here on the YouTube playlist:

Mundane Minecrafting - Minecraft Let's Play.

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How to get started and survive the first night in Minecraft

In this Minecraft tutorial, you'll learn how to get started in Minecraft and what you should do in the first day.

You have about 10 minutes before the sun goes down and the darkness comes. Before that you want to build a shelter and create torches to get light.

Click here to watch the tutorial video in YouTube (HD): How to Get Started in Minecraft (Like a Pro!)

  • collect wood by hitting the trees
  • collect about 20 wooden blocks
  • save 6 wooden blocks and turn the rest into planks
  • build a workbench
  • turn some planks into wooden sticks
  • use the sticks and 3 planks to create a wooden pickaxe
  • find a hillside and start digging yourself a simple shelter
  • use the pickaxe to get stone
  • use the stone to create furnace
  • and use wooden planks as the fuel in the furnace to burn wooden blocks into charcoal
  • turn some wooden planks into sticks
  • combine the sticks with the charcoal into torches
  • use the torches to light up your shelter and the surroundings
  • and finally, use 6 wooden planks to create a door for your shelter and place the door from outside in for maximum security.

When the sun goes down - get in your shelter, close the door and use the nighttime to craft tools in preparation for the next day and start mining a bit.

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