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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. (Rated PG-13.) 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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