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Minecraft Fast Facts

  1. Minecraft was released on June 30, 2010
  2. The game was developed and published by Swedish independent company Mojang AB
  3. The game was released for Linux, Mac, Windows and browsers
  4. Minecraft: Pocket Edition is available for iOS and Android devices
  5. The game was developed completely by one person: Markus “Notch” Persson
  6. The game features open-ended gameplay where you create and fashion your world the way you want
  7. Minecraft has two main modes: creative and survival
  8. Several large-scale projects are constantly being updated by the community, including an attempt to recreate the entire world of The Lord of the Rings and the universe of Harry Potter
  9. Persson’s #Notch Twitter account has over 950,000 followers
  10. Despite their publishers being involved in litigation, developers of the hit RPG Elder Scrolls: Skyrim honored Minecraft by including the Notch pickax as an in-game item
  11. The Minecraft community has created thousands of character skins, textures and worlds that are available via the Internet
  12. Minecraft has spawned an entire industry of block-building games, but none has come close to the original’s success
  13. Minecraft was Mojang’s first game. The studio is currently developing its second title, as well as providing funding for other independently-developed games

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