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.
HoloLens will let users play games, watch movies, collaborate on projects and more, using augmented reality.
Those Minecraft creators have been at it again, this time they've constructed the Night's Watch headquarters.
Notch has bought a luxurious home in Los Angeles which includes a 16-car garage and a candy room.
A Minecraft player has recreated the mega-mansion inside the game.
Dennis the Menace and his dog Gnasher have been playing pranks in print form since 1951, but now they’ve found a new, entirely digital playground: Minecraft.
Twenty-three new Star Wars Rebels-themed skins are now available on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
A trailer for an upcoming shot-for shot remake of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is out showing George Lucas’ monumental sci-fi film made in Minecraft
Mojang bring update 1.8 to Minecraft with a slew of new content.
1,800 Minecraft accounts have been compromised, prompting users to change their passwords.
One Minecraft fan has a heartfelt request for the game's new owners.