When Minecraft Was Created?
How Minecraft Was Created: The Story of Notch and the Game That Took the World by Storm
Minecraft, a global phenomenon and one of the most popular video games of all time, was created by Swedish game designer Markus "Notch" Persson in 2009. The game went on to take the world by storm, becoming an instant hit with both casual and hardcore gamers. In this blog post, we'll be taking a look back at the incredible story of how Minecraft was created and the man behind it, Notch.
Markus Persson, aka Notch, creates Minecraft
It all started in 2009 when Minecraft was created by Swedish game developer Markus Persson. Known as Notch to his fans, Persson had worked on smaller projects prior to creating the game that would become a sensation around the world.
Originally intended as an experiment, Notch initially worked on Minecraft alone and then with a few others. He released the first version of the game in 2009, which featured basic survival elements like building, crafting and combat. As word spread about the game, more and more people began playing it. In its first year alone, Minecraft had sold over one million copies.
The game quickly became an international phenomenon, with players from all corners of the world joining in on the fun. Players were able to build intricate worlds, explore vast landscapes and make endless creations. With a near-limitless amount of content, it's no wonder why so many people fell in love with Minecraft when it was created.
The game quickly becomes a sensation
When Minecraft was created in 2009, it quickly gained traction and became a phenomenon among gamers. People of all ages and backgrounds were captivated by the pixelated world, where they could build, explore, and create their own virtual reality. As the game began to spread, YouTube gamers started creating let’s play videos and streaming their gameplay, helping to further promote the game. The community was strengthened even more with the introduction of multiplayer servers, allowing players to collaborate with one another in an online environment. With its creative freedom, cleverly designed levels, and endearing characters, it wasn’t long before Minecraft had become one of the most popular video games of all time.
Notch sells Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion
When Minecraft was created in 2009, it quickly became a sensation. Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of the game, made an estimated $3 billion from his indie success. However, after years of running the game and its associated business, Notch decided to sell Minecraft to Microsoft for a reported $2.5 billion in 2014.
This marked the end of an era for Notch and a new chapter for Minecraft. This sale represented one of the largest acquisitions in the gaming industry and was the biggest acquisition for Microsoft since they bought Nokia in 2013.
Since then, Minecraft has continued to be one of the most popular video games in the world with over 200 million copies sold. The game has spawned multiple spinoffs and versions, including the widely-popular Minecraft Dungeons. Notch may no longer own Minecraft but it is safe to say he made one of the most lucrative investments in gaming history.
The game continues to be popular, with over 200 million copies sold
Since its creation when Minecraft was created in 2009, the game has taken the world by storm. Today, it is estimated that over 200 million copies of the game have been sold worldwide, making it one of the best-selling video games of all time. The success of the game has spawned a variety of spin-off products, from books to LEGO sets to a full-length feature film.
The game has also become popular in the educational sector, with teachers and parents using it to help students learn coding, engineering, and problem-solving skills. It has also been used as a tool for increasing creativity, with some players building impressive virtual structures and landscapes.
This immense popularity has kept Notch’s legacy alive and well. With Minecraft’s massive player base and fan base, it’s safe to say that this game won’t be going away anytime soon.