The World-Changing Game That Abandoned Its Creator: The Story of Minecraft

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One spring weekend in 2009, a Swedish programmer, Markus “Notch” Persson, decided to create a world.

The “Cave Game”, as it was known at first, was initially a combination of two games Notch enjoyed — Dwarf Fortress and Infiniminer. And yet, Notch’s goal was not to imitate those earlier games — it was to create something entirely new, something that would give players the freedom to literally build their own reality.

And the building blocks of that reality were all right there for them.

This is the story of Minecraft.

Written by: Alina Sotula (@ASotula)
Narrated & Edited by: Sebastien Martin-Schultz (@Seb_dot)
Produced by: Keith Capstick (@KeithCapstick) & Miles Hackett (@miles_hackett)
Production assistance by: Kai Medalla (@dinonotdeenoh)
Thumbnail by: Brandon Mistele

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Music used under license from Associated Production Music LLC (”APM”).

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30 thoughts on “The World-Changing Game That Abandoned Its Creator: The Story of Minecraft”

  1. I have friends who always talk about their childhood playing blackops 1/2 but my childhood with Minecraft is the best childhood ever and the best❤️ i love you minecraft

  2. And you didnt even start touching on the modding community and the amount of people that got into programming etc because of this game that they could modify in almost every way


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