If you’re interested in learning about the rise of the most popular video game on YouTube, a full-length documentary recently released on the top video sharing site might be right up your alley. Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, a 104-minute film about Markus Persson‘s smash hit sandbox video game, is now available for free on YouTube.
The film’s creators, 2 Player Productions, financed it by raising $210,000 on Kickstarter back in 2011. After it first ran on Xbox Live in December 2012, it has no arrived on YouTube, where it is already drawing the attention of the site’s massive Minecraft community. The Story Of Mojang scored 183,000 views in its first five days; appearances from YouTube channels The Yogscast and The Shaft likely assisted its viewcount.
Is The Story Of Mojang worth watching? Eurogamer’s Dan Whitehead believes it is most appropriate for the game’s rabid fan base. “For fans of Minecraft, it contains enough harmless glimpses behind the curtain and enough validation of their passion to justify its existence,” he wrote in his review of the documentary. If that’s the case, The Story Of Mojang has found its perfect platform on YouTube. Any adept block breakers/builders should go check it out.