The World of Minecraft

By Mojang AB and Edwin Evans-Thirlwell

Uncover the history of one of the most influential games of all time in The World of Minecraft. Explore how the critically acclaimed game evolved from a one-person project in 2009 to the global gaming phenomenon it is today.

The World of Minecraft is the definitive account of the game’s history, combining exclusive interviews from the Mojang studio and recollections from long-standing members of the gaming community. Read the stories behind the growth of community-defining servers like Hypixel, mods like Feed The Beast, and YouTube channels like The Yogscast, plus a personal account from Lydia Winters on the creation of Alex, the impact of Minecraft charity Block by Block, the origin of the phantom, and many more insights.

This must-have collector’s item includes a foreword and afterword from chief creative officer Jens “Jeb” Bergensten and vanilla Minecraft game director Agnes Larsson, plus original concept art, beautifully detailed renders, and previously unseen archive materials that illustrate how the game has developed over its first fifteen years. Journey back into past eras of the game and look to the future in this comprehensive chronicle of Minecraft’s story.

Format: ebook
Release Date: 10 Oct 2024
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-863931-0
Mojang is a games studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Mojang was founded in 2009 by Markus “Notch” Persson and Jakob Porser. Markus Persson is also the creator of Mojang’s best-selling game to date: Minecraft. The alpha version of Minecraft was launched in 2009, and the official game went on sale in 2011. Since then over 350 million copies have been sold, across multiple platforms. It is now the best-selling video game of all time. Minecraft will be celebrating 15 years since launch in 2024. In 2025 Minecraft will be coming to the big screen in a new movie starring Jason Momoa and produced by Legendary Pictures.

”'Greatest Game of the 21st Century.” - The Guardian