For a while, the trajectory of video games curved toward cinema.
Minecraft is a sandbox indie game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by Mojang. It was publicly released for the PC on May 17, 2009, as a developmental alpha version and, after gradual updates, was published as a full release version on November 18, 2011. All versions of Minecraft receive periodic updates, with the console editions being co-developed by 4J Studios.
The smartphone and tablet edition of Minecraft is now much closer to its desktop and console versions, after developer Mojang launched one of the biggest updates in its history.
Careful what you wish for.
Well, this is pretty amazing!
Sean Murray is sweating in an Uber cab as it lurches to the staccato rhythm of Los Angeles traffic. The 34-year-old video game programmer is anxious.
With more than 70m copies sold since its launch in 2009, Minecraft is one of the biggest success stories of the modern games industry.
Millions of children are already playing Minecraft at home, whether on computers, consoles or mobile devices. Now the game’s parent company Microsoft wants to encourage more teachers to use it in the classroom.
There are robot insects bursting in through the walls.
Joseph Garrett isn’t famous. He’s a gamer and video producer in his mid twenties, who leads a quiet life well away from the tabloid spotlight.
One Minecraft fan shows us what Minecraft could be like if it had a more realistic look.
Notch has bought a luxurious home in Los Angeles which includes a 16-car garage and a candy room.
Springfield’s dysfunctional nuclear family is getting cube-ified, the Xboxes get them first.
The founder of Mojang and creator of Minecraft has given his reasons for selling up and moving on.