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This page's purpose is to retrace the history of all events related to Minecraft, Mojang and its employees in a less targeted manner than the different Version history pages.


[edit] Births of Mojang employees & staff

[edit] 2009

[edit] April

  • 29 - Infiniminer is released, a game by Zachtronics Industries (creators of the critically acclaimed 2011 puzzle game SpaceChem), whose concept mainly inspired Notch for Minecraft.[1] It was regularly updated and became open-source less than a month later.[2]

[edit] May - Birth of Minecraft

[edit] June

[edit] August

[edit] October

  • 9 - Passwords can now be changed.[9]
  • 20 - Beginning of SURVIVAL TEST (PC 0.26).

[edit] December

[edit] 2010

[edit] January

  • 13 - PC : Introduction of finite Water (Indev 0.31). Minecraft passes 100,000 registered users.[11]
  • 21 - Minecraft can now be gifted to non-premium players.[12]
  • 29 - PC : Introduction of the Crafting system (Indev 0.31).

[edit] February

[edit] June

[edit] July

[edit] August

[edit] September

[edit] October

[edit] December

[edit] 2011

[edit] January

[edit] February

[edit] March

  • 2 - Scrolls, Mojang's second game, is announced on The Word of Notch.[25]
  • 4 - "Minecraft - Volume Alpha", the soundtrack of the game by C418, is released.
  • 31 - PC : Beta 1.4 released.

[edit] April

[edit] May

[edit] June

[edit] July

  • 1 - Minecraft passes 10 million registered users.[27]
  • 30 - Minecraft T-Shirts are made available on Battlefield Heroes for the 30-31 of July week-end only as a form of "neighborly friendly cross-promotion" between DICE and Mojang.[28]

[edit] August

  • 5 - Notch receives a 15-page letter from Bethesda Softworks, threatening him with a lawsuit if he doesn't change the name "Scrolls" (which is too close to "The Elder Scrolls", according to Bethesda) for his next game. A little while before this, Notch had already been warned by Bethesda's lawyers about this problem, and had suggested a compromise in which he would never put any word before "Scrolls".[29]
  • 8 - Henrik "Carnalizer" Pettersson joins the Mojang team.[30]
  • 14 - Marriage of Ez & Notch, an extra copy is offered to all people who purchase Minecraft on the 13th and 14th of August.[31]
  • 16 - Minecraft: Pocket Edition Alpha 0.1.0 officially released (Android only).

[edit] September

[edit] November

[edit] December

[edit] 2012

[edit] January

  • 12 - PC : 1.1 released.
  • 18 - As part of the worldwide protest against SOPA, Mojang establishes a blackout on all their sites for the entire day.[34]
  • 24 - LEGO announces that the LEGO Minecraft project has passed the 10,000 required votes.[35]

[edit] February

[edit] March

  • 1 - PC : 1.2.1 released (1.2 was skipped for practical purposes).
  • 12 - The "Elder Scrolls vs. Scrolls" lawsuit has an outcome : Mojang can call their game "Scrolls", but no sequel using this name will be allowed.[37]

[edit] April

[edit] May

[edit] June

  • 1 - "Micro World", the first LEGO Minecraft set, is released (coincidentally with Notch's birthday) and available on the LEGO online shop.[38]

[edit] July

  • 13 - XB : 1.1 released.
  • 16 - XB : Skin Pack 1 released. It includes 45 skins inspired by Minecraft, "Halo", "Fable" and "Gears of War" amongst others as well as new skin designs.
  • 18 - XB : Summer Of Arcade Promotional Skin Pack was made available through August 22, 2012. It included 15 skins inspired by various arcade games such as "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" and "Deadlight".

[edit] August

  • 1 - PC : 1.3.1 released (1.3 was skipped for practical purposes).
  • 2 - MineCon 2012 is officially announced on a promotional video to be in Disneyland Paris on November 24–25.
  • 15 - Notch and Ez divorce.[39][40]
  • 24 - XB : Skin Pack 2 released. It includes 45 skins inspired by Minecraft, "Left 4 Dead", "Perfect Dark" and "Gears of War" amongst others as well as new skin designs.

[edit] September

  • 6 - PE : Alpha 0.4.0 released for both iOS & Android.

[edit] October

  • 16 - XB : 1.2 released.
  • 17 - XB : Skin Pack 3 released. It includes 45 skins inspired by Minecraft, "Half-Life", "Portal" and "Left 4 Dead" amongst others as well as new skin designs.
  • 24 - Mojang starts the Minecraft Bug Tracker, an online tool that simplifies the communication of found game issues between the players and the developers.
  • 25 - PC : 1.4.2 "Pretty Scary Update" released (1.4 & 1.4.1 were skipped for practical purposes).
  • 26 - XB : Halloween Skin Pack was made available through November 26, 2012. It included 55 Halloween-themed skins, including 7 with capes.

[edit] November

  • 6 - Minecraft gift cards are available in physical stores in the US.[41] This is the first time Minecraft can be bought without a credit card.
  • 15 - PE : Alpha 0.5.0 released for both iOS & Android.
  • 24 - MineCon 2012 is held at Disneyland Paris, France.
  • 25 - Second day of MineCon 2012. MineCon 2012 capes released. Minecraft 1.5, also known as "The Redstone Update" is announced.

[edit] December

[edit] 2013

[edit] January

[edit] February

[edit] March

[edit] April

  • 1 - PC : Minecraft 2.0 announced as an April Fools joke.
  • 4 - XB : TU9 released.
  • 5 - Minecraft for PC surpasses 10 million sales.

[edit] May

[edit] June

[edit] July

  • 1 - PC : 1.6.1 "Horse Update" released (1.6 was skipped for practical purposes).[43]
  • 31 - MineCon 2013 tickets went on sale.
  • 31 - XB : Skin Pack 5 released. It includes 45 skins.

[edit] August

  • 6 - More MineCon 2013 details were announced.
  • 20 - Minecraft was announced for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita.[44][45] The PS4 edition will be released on the same day the PS4 gets released for North America (November 15),[46] and Europe, Australia, and Latin America (November 29).
  • 23 - XB : 1.5 released.

[edit] September

  • 2 - Minecraft for PC surpasses 12 million sales.
  • 4 - XB : Mass Effect Mash-up Pack released.[47]

[edit] October

[edit] November

  • 2-3 - MineCon 2013 is held at Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.
  • 20 - XB : Skyrim Mash-up Pack released.[50]

[edit] December

[edit] 2014

[edit] January

  • 9 - First snapshot of Minecraft 1.8 is released.

[edit] February

  • 26 - PC : Minecraft 1.7.5 is released.
  • 27 - Minecraft Realms is launched in Nordic countries.

[edit] March

  • 26 - XB : Minecraft Title update 14 is released
  • 27 - PS3 : Minecraft version 1.04 is released along with, Skin Packs: Skin pack 1, battle and beasts skin pack as well as Texture Packs: City and Plastic texture packs all released as avaliable DLC.

[edit] April

[edit] May

[edit] June

  • 26 - PC : Minecraft 1.7.10 is released.[52]

[edit] July

[edit] References

  1. "PS4, PS3 and Vita". Notch, Mojang. Retrieved 21 August 2013.