Giving Minecraft a story Video Description

Calling Minecraft a popular video game is an understatement — it’s more like a cultural phenomenon. Since its debut in 2009, the game has sold more than 70 million copies across multiple platforms and spawned countless forms of merchandise, from bestselling books about crafting to those blocky action figures lining your local toy aisle. It’s been used as an educational tool and a social hub, and last year Microsoft spent $2.5 billion to acquire Mojang, the studio behind the game. Creator Markus “Notch” Persson has become so wealthy that he recently outbid Jay-Z and Beyonce on a $70 million mansion in Beverly Hills. Along the way, players have not only crafted their own maps and items, but also their own stories. Minecraft is essentially an open sandbox, without a traditional narrative guiding you. Instead, the story of Minecraft is the one you make, the tale of how you and your friends play together, and the things you build.

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