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Minecraft: The Story of Mojang

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Standard DVD cover art for Minecraft: The Story of Mojang

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang is a documentary created by 2 Player Productions about the history and development of Mojang AB. The movie was announced on February 21, 2011, was streamed on Xbox Live on December 22, 2012, and publicly released on other platforms the next day.[1]

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[edit] Kickstarter page and pledges

2 Player Productions accepted pledges from people over the web through a service called Kickstarter. These pledges are the money that 2 Player Productions will use to fund the movie. 2 Player Productions stopped accepting pledges on Saturday Mar 26, 2:49am EDT. In the end, they got exactly $210,297, more than 140% of the $150,000 goal. There were only 3,631 backers, meaning that the average pledge was around $58. All backers earned rewards. The type of reward corresponded with the amount of money pledged (pledging more money meant getting a bigger reward). On March 9, 2011, 2 Player Production reached their goal by exceeding $150,000. The day after, some people unbacked, meaning they get their money back and the total amount of money earned dropped to $145,000. After that, the amount gradually grew, taking a leap on the last day, when last minute backers pledged. 2 Player Productions posted a long backer-only update thanking everyone. Minecraft: The Story of Mojang was the 3rd most pledged project in Kickstarter at one point.[citation needed]

[edit] Pledge prizes

Pledge Prizes
Pledge $1 or more All donations receive a special digital backer kit, as well as exclusive access to the production blog through the course of development.
Pledge $15 or more A digital download of the film’s soundtrack, and your name in a special "thank you" section of the credits.
Pledge $30 or more A special, two-disc “Supporter Edition” DVD of the finished film with packaging unique to this campaign, a digital download of the film’s soundtrack, and your name in the credits.
Pledge $60 or more 2 Player-autographed “Supporter Edition” DVD, a physical copy of the film’s soundtrack (with exclusive bonus tracks/remixes), an exclusive "Creeper" wind-up toy, and your name in the credits.
Pledge $100 or more A custom poster print of Minecraft scenery suitable for framing, the 2PP-autographed DVD, a physical copy of the soundtrack, the "Creeper" toy, and your name in the credits.
Pledge $250 or more A custom poster print of Minecraft scenery suitable for framing signed and numbered by Markus "Notch" Persson, the 2PP-autographed DVD, a physical copy of the soundtrack, the "Creeper" toy, and your name in the credits.
Pledge $350 or more A Minecraft video of your creation (limit to 15 seconds) to be played in the film’s credits, a custom poster print of Minecraft scenery signed and numbered by Notch, the 2PP-autographed DVD, a physical copy of the soundtrack, the "Creeper" toy, and your name in the credits. Only 19 people can get this reward
Pledge $500 or more Exclusive “Box Pig” piggy bank, a custom poster print of Minecraft scenery signed and numbered by Notch, the 2PP-autographed DVD, a physical copy of the soundtrack, the "Creeper" toy, and your name in the credits.
Pledge $2,500 or more An actual pick axe mounted on a custom display stand signed by the staff of Mojang AB, the "Box Pig" bank, a custom poster print of Minecraft scenery signed and numbered by Notch, the collector’s edition of the DVD, a physical copy of the soundtrack, the "Creeper" toy, and your name in the credits.
Pledge $10,000 or more Executive Producer credit in film and profile creation on IMDB. Invitation to spend a day at Mojang studios and attend the office grand opening party in Stockholm (air fare to Stockholm and accommodations are responsibility of the backer). Everything else listed in the rewards.

[edit] Trivia

  • There is a splash text in Minecraft that says "Woo, 2pp!". This is a reference to 2 Player Productions, the company producing the Minecraft movie.
  • The proof-of-concept video announced the possible future release of scarecrows as a mob.[2]
  • The idea of the Snow Golem was first mentioned in the 20 minute version of the proof-of-concept movie.
  • On the 22 of December 2012 (when Minecraft: The Story of Mojang was streamed on Xbox Live), 2 Player Productions uploaded the film to The Pirate Bay, stating "We wanted to come here first because we knew the movie would end up here eventually..." in the description.[3]

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