Believe it or not, the iconic creeper figure that’s been around since Minecraft’s early days was actually created by accident! When developer Markus Notch tried to code a pig, a strange, tall, four legged creature appeared, which became the game’s most beloved mob.
The number 1 most viewed gaming video is ‘Revenge’, a Minecraft song parody of ‘DJ got us falling in Loving again’. The video has raked in over 160 million views, and had to completely remade due to copyright issues.
The supposedly infinite world generation only applies to a point. After travelling 30 million blocks in a specific direction, you will arrive at a glitchy and unplayable part of the world… And no, it’s not called North Korea.
Redstone genius and Minecraft youtuber ‘Sethbling’ managed to create an interactive programming language inside the game itself! Features such as a programmable mining turtle were showcased to prove its capabilities.
For April Fools Day 2014, the game decided replace all the sounds in the game with the voice of a villager. In fact, when you started up the game, you received a full rendition of the Game of Thrones theme tune from a villager choir.
The creator of Minecraft sold the entire company to Microsoft back in 2014 for 2.5 billion dollars, he then decided to spend the money on a house in Hollywood that Jay-Z and Beyonce were planning to buy. Early bird catches the worm.
Minecraft has accumulated over 80 million worldwide sales across all platforms, and has become Xbox Live’s most popular game.
Turkey has decided to ban Minecraft after an investigation claimed that the multiplayer option led to online bullying
In 2014, the Danish Government used algorithms to recreate their entire country on a 1 to 1 scale within the game. It only took a few days before American hackers accessed the world and blew it to bits with TNT, leaving US flags behind on the destruction.
While Turkey discourages Minecraft, Sweden is implementing it into education, with some schools declaring Minecraft as a compulsory subject. As weird and wonderful as it sounds, Sweden believes that playing the game raises awareness of environmental issues, city design, and the importance of planning ahead.