Recently I watched a neat documentary called "Minecraft: The Story of Mojang." Essentially its a documentary that follows the rise of Minecraft and chronicles the journey. Notch, the owner/original developer of Minecraft is featured heavily as are other employees as they join Mojang. The documentary features other notable gaming luminaries musings about Minecraft such as Peter Molyneux and Tim Schafer.

The documentary is tonally similar to Indie Game: The Movie in how its shot. I was completely engrossed in the film start to finish and to me the movie didn't suffer from any pacing problems.

The creators of the film are employing a pretty interesting distribution model. You can head over the to site and pay $8 to download or watch the film DRM free. They also setup a Pirate Bay tracker you can use to download the film. I opted for the Pirate Bay link and noticed a scroller at the bottom reminding me to purchase the film. I think this is a really great option and it didn't get in the way of the movie and I noticed it each time it scrolled on by.

Its awesome to see break out success stories in games such as Minecraft even if they are rare. Its doubly awesome because the people involved are pretty cool people. If you dig documentaries you should check this out!

hardeyez wrote on 01/22/2013 at 04:29pm

I second that -- it was an interesting watch. Even the kids were enthralled by it.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/22/2013 at 04:52pm

Awesome, glad you enjoyed it! I really dug the parts about Minecon and the ever changing Mojang office. I wonder if Mojang office 4.0 will be a Moon Base? :D

hardeyez wrote on 01/22/2013 at 05:14pm

or a 0x10c base in space? :)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/22/2013 at 05:27pm


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