As you may have heard around the web (or Reddit) a talented group of people (2 Player Productions) are making a movie about Minecraft and Mojang, but mostly Minecraft. It all started with a 21 minutes video until they realized the phenomenon of Minecraft and how it is making gaming history. Here is what they have to say about it;
Over the past year, the computer gameMinecraft has become a cultural phenomenon, drawing millions of players into the unique, low-res world created solely by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson. When Persson announced that he would invest hisMinecraft earnings in founding his own development house, Mojang Specifications, 2 Player Productions seized upon the rare opportunity to fly to Sweden and document the first week in the life of the new studio.
During the editing process of what was only supposed to be a twenty-minute short, it became clear that an important chapter of gaming history was still being written, and that a feature-length documentary about Mojang's first year would make a powerful statement about what it means to create, release, and play games in the twenty-first century.
For the first time, viewers will be given an in-depth look at both the triumphs and the challenges faced by a studio during their first year in existence. We will analyze the unprecedented success ofMinecraft, gain insight into its impact from journalists and industry professionals, and meet the fans whose lives have been changed by the game.
“Minecraft: The Story of Mojang” would represent 2 Player Productions’ second foray into feature films (following 2008’s critically-acclaimed “Reformat the Planet”) and is part of our ongoing mission to examine and celebrate the zeitgeist of contemporary gaming culture.
Your investment will allow us to make frequent visits to the Mojang office in Sweden and other locations around the globe throughout 2011. Support would also allow us to enrich the film by hiring additional crew to handle post-production effects, audio engineering, an original musical score, and the production and shipment of unique Backer rewards. To incentivize donations, we are reuniting with merchandising team Fangamer to produce a wide variety of exciting products -- all of them exclusive to this four-week campaign period.
Throughout the production, we’ll maintain a project blog about the film’s progress and post plenty of photos and bonus videos. The film is set to be released in 2012 (provided the world doesn’t end) and will ship out on an exhaustive 2-disc DVD set.
Thank you for your support!
2 Player Productions
You may view the PC Gamer article here or help fund with the KickStarter page here