|Platform Win, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, 360, xbox one, PS3, PS4, PS Vita||Publisher Mojang||Developer Mojang||Release Date 2011-11-18|
By Russ Pitts on May 07, 2012 05.07.12
Block-shaped trees can be harvested for block-shaped wood, and then that wood can be used to craft a variety of block-shaped objects, like tools, torches and boats. Mine more materials to craft more things. Repeat.Simple. Now, Minecraft has made its way to the Xbox 360 courtesy of Mojang and port developer 4J Studios, and all of that simplicity - and its various complications - have come with it. But while Minecraft XBLA chips away at the time required to scour the depths of Mojang's debut, some of the mystery might have fallen away in the process. However you choose to spend your time in Minecraft is fine with Minecraft - It doesn't judge The core of Minecraft's gameplay has remained intact: you mine and then you craft. You begin empty-handed and literally construct...
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By Colin Campbell on Mar 04, 2014 03.04.14
Project Spark is a free-to-play game level construction kit with a Lord of the Rings look and feel. It's easy to demonstrate crafting an epic fantasy landscape, a hero, sidekicks, enemies and monsters while imbuing all those elements with basic combat patterns. The Microsoft and Team Dakota product also allows you to act out animations via Kinect and import those into your games, so much emphasis has been placed on stories featuring characters. It's come as a surprise to the developers, that many of the games actually being created on Project Spark, by real consumers, are deviating significantly from this template. The beta opens today for 250,000 people, with a cap of one million planned, before final and full launch later this year on Xbox One and Windows PC. For the last few...
By Ben Kuchera on Mar 03, 2014 03.03.14
The terms and conditions that control how content created using Minecraft could be used and monetized have a section that specifies "no trolling," and ZexyZek was told that this included his videos. The result was an emotional video about how the series had to come to an end. The result shows just how good Mojang can be when it comes to communicating with its fanbase, but unfortunately the lessons learned from this debacle may not have been the right ones. The power of hate-spam "Unfortunately, his video led to a lot of his fans being very upset with us. I understand this. But it also made for a very hostile situation to try to figure out," Mojang’s Markus "Notch" Perrsson wrote in a blog post. "My first reaction when being screamed at to do something is a sort of immature impulse...
By Dave Tach on Mar 03, 2014 03.03.14
Minecraft developer Mojang will "clarify" its trolling policy, a reexamination that began because of a YouTube video series dedicated to the forbidden practice. YouTube user John "ZexyZek" Morin posted the first video in his Minecraft: Trolling! series on Aug. 17, 2013. Throughout the series, Morin generally confused players by destroying things they created, locking them into rooms and wreaking intentional havoc. More than 3 million people have watched that first video on YouTube, and the nearly 90 videos that followed have hundreds of thousands of hits each. The problem, though, is that Mojang discourages behavior like Morin's. Minecraft's end user license agreement outlines "The types of things you must not make available using our Game." Those include "posts that include racist...
By Samit Sarkar on Feb 27, 2014 02.27.14
Warner Bros. Pictures is working with Minecraft developer Mojang on a movie based on the sandbox game, said Mojang co-founder Markus "Notch" Persson on Twitter today. "Someone is trying leak the fact that we're working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie," said Persson. "I wanted to be the leak!" Shortly afterward, Persson confirmed the announcement in an email to Polygon. "It's for real. I think every part of that tweet was real, including me wanting to be the one to spill the news about a potential movie," said Persson. He added, parenthetically, "Also, I [am] very well aware that this might be Minecraft jumping the shark, but how often do you get to be part of making a movie?" Earlier this month, Mojang shut down the Kickstarter for a Minecraft fan film. D...
By Emily Gera on Feb 26, 2014 02.26.14
Minecraft continues to bring in new players with the game's original incarnation reaching 100 million registered users, Mojang studio founder Markus Persson announced on Twitter today. Game statistics given to Persson reveal 14.3 percent of all registered users convert to paid accounts, the designer confirmed. Users are required to register for a free account from the Mojang website prior to purchasing Minecraft or playing the game's free demo. The studio revealed earlier this month that Minecraft has sold over 14 million copies since its launch on Windows PC and Mac. The game's console release on Xbox 360 has sold over 10 million copies and over one million copies on PlayStation 3. The Pocket Edition of the game has reached over 10 million in sales.
By Emily Gera on Feb 24, 2014 02.24.14
Dean Hall is stepping down as lead developer on the successful zombie release DayZ at the end of the year and is scheduled to leave studio Bohemia interactive, Eurogamer reports. Hall, who remains with the studio for now, plans to begin his own independent company in his home country of New Zealand where he will start development on a new multiplayer title. According to the DayZ designer, his decision to leave the project comes following the realization that he isn't cut out for a leadership role in the long-term. "I am a grenade," Hall explained. "I have a specific use. I'm really good at risk-taking and making other people take risks, I've always been good at that in my life. Like you say, maybe I've got the gift of the gab, so I can talk, I can explain something, I can talk people...
By Jenna Pitcher on Feb 19, 2014 02.19.14
March's upcoming Minecraft 1.7.5 update will introduce a feature allowing users to transform their Minecraft Realm into a mini game, as highlighted in a video released by the developer. The video demonstrates how players can switch their Realm to a mini game whenever they want to and vice versa. Mini games mentioned in the video include Cake Defense, Block vs. Zombies, The Walls, Autospleef and Dash of Doom. The five games, some of which require more than one player, will be available at roll out with more introduced later on. Minecraft Realms is a service that allows users to create permanent, private worlds on servers, which you can learn more about by reading our interview with Carl Manneh, co-founder and CEO of Mojang. Minecraft Realms is currently only live in Sweden or...
By Dave Tach on Feb 18, 2014 02.18.14
Minecraft: Pocket Edition, the mobile version of developer Mojang's blocky world building game, will be getting "significantly bigger worlds" in future updates, according to a post today on Mojang's blog. Mojang is coding the Android and iOS versions, which will allow their worlds to expand. "We're working on restructuring a lot of code to allow significantly bigger worlds in future updates," business developer Daniel Kaplan wrote. "We're also updating the AI, inventory and a bunch of other things. Unfortunately we don't have a release date yet, but so far, everything is going to plan." Kaplan also revealed that Mojang will pause access to the Pocket Realms beta on March 1. Pocket Realms, which allows users to create permanent, private worlds on servers, will be available again...
By Dave Tach on Feb 07, 2014 02.07.14
The Kickstarter campaign for Birth of a Man: A Minecraft Film, a fan film "set in the world of Minecraft," was canceled by its organizer today. Brandon Laatsch's proposed film would have blended live-action photography with "physically constructed Minecraft-style blocks and premier visual effects to tell a story of adventure, revenge, and creation — the likes of which has never been seen before." Laatsch, whose special effects appear in YouTube videos on the BrandonJLa, Node and RocketJump channels, hoped to raise $600,000 from backers on the crowdfunding website. At closing, it had earned $63,980 in pledges from 1,008 backers. In the Why Kickstarter? section of Birth of a Man's Kickstarter page, he acknowledged that developer Mojang owns the Minecraft intellectual property, but...
By Colin Campbell on Feb 05, 2014 02.05.14
From Atari to Nintendo to id to Rockstar, they have all spawned biographical treatments that sought to explain how the magic happened. Although these stories have touched upon the excesses of success — the flashy cars or the in-office tantrums — they have differed from mainstream biographies in one essential way; the effect of sudden celebrity on the subject. Most stories about artists contain a moment, when the singer or actor or sports star slides from anonymity to stardom, when they cannot walk down the street without being molested. For most of them, this transition represents success. It is exactly what they have yearned to achieve. No matter what happen next; scandal, fall-from-grace, disillusionment, this is the high-point, the justification for risk and sacrifice. Notch...