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Minecraft: The Documentary

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Here’s some behind the scenes Flixist information for you: if I’m ever not on the site for a day or two at a time, it’s because I had a breakthrough in my Minecraft mining/building operation, and I’m balls-deep in the very bowels of the earth. Minecraft, aside from being an amazing game, is one of those rare Cinderella stories, with a single Swedish game designer with a little idea that turns into a genuine phenomenon. Now, a project is coming together on Kickstarter called Minecraft: The Story of Mojang. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a full-length documentary chronicling the origins and massive rise of Minecraft, a game that has sold millions of copies and hasn’t even gone past the beta stage yet. The film, originally a twenty-minute short from 2 Player Productions, is looking to raise $150,000 through Kickstarter by the end of next month.

The story of Minecraft is really amazing, and I think the world needs more good gaming documentaries that don’t accidentally portray their subject matter in a negative light. Check out 2 Player Productions's video pitch below the cut, and head over to Kickstarter to knock in a few bucks. You can also see the original twenty-minute short documentary over at Gametrailers.com.

[Via Kickstarter]

 


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Alex Katz, not to be confused with the famous painter, basically did nothing in college but watch movies, write about them, and try in vain to learn computer animation. One time, he watched the l... more + disclosures


 



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