Timeline of events

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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.


Births of Mojang employees & staff[edit | edit source]

2009[edit | edit source]

April[edit | edit source]

  • 29Infiniminer 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]

May – Birth of Minecraft[edit | edit source]

June[edit | edit source]

August[edit | edit source]

October[edit | edit source]

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

December[edit | edit source]

2010[edit | edit source]

January[edit | edit source]

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

February[edit | edit source]

June[edit | edit source]

July[edit | edit source]

August[edit | edit source]

September[edit | edit source]

October[edit | edit source]

December[edit | edit source]

2011[edit | edit source]

January[edit | edit source]

February[edit | edit source]

March[edit | edit source]

  • 2Scrolls, 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.
  • 31PC : Beta 1.4 released.

April[edit | edit source]

May[edit | edit source]

June[edit | edit source]

July[edit | edit source]

  • 1Minecraft passes 10 million registered users.[27]
  • 30Minecraft 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]

August[edit | edit source]

  • 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]
  • 8Henrik "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]
  • 16Minecraft: Pocket Edition Alpha 0.1.0 officially released (Android only).

September[edit | edit source]

November[edit | edit source]

December[edit | edit source]

2012[edit | edit source]

January[edit | edit source]

  • 12PC : 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]

February[edit | edit source]

March[edit | edit source]

  • 1PC : 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]

April[edit | edit source]

May[edit | edit source]

June[edit | edit source]

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

July[edit | edit source]

  • 13XB : Xbox TU3 released.
  • 16XB : 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.
  • 18XB : The 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".

August[edit | edit source]

  • 1PC : 1.3.1 released (1.3 was skipped for practical purposes).
  • 2MineCon 2012 is officially announced on a promotional video to be in Disneyland Paris on November 24–25.
  • 15 – Notch and Ez divorce.[39][40]
  • 24XB : 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.

September[edit | edit source]

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

October[edit | edit source]

  • 16XB : TU5 released.
  • 17XB : 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.
  • 25PC : 1.4.2 "Pretty Scary Update" released (1.4 & 1.4.1 were skipped for practical purposes).
  • 26XB : Halloween Skin Pack was made available through November 26, 2012. It included 55 Halloween-themed skins, including 7 with capes.

November[edit | edit source]

  • 6Minecraft gift cards are available in physical stores in the US.[41] This is the first time Minecraft can be bought without a credit card.
  • 15PE : Alpha 0.5.0 released for both iOS & Android.
  • 24MineCon 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.

December[edit | edit source]

2013[edit | edit source]

January[edit | edit source]

February[edit | edit source]

March[edit | edit source]

April[edit | edit source]

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

May[edit | edit source]

June[edit | edit source]

July[edit | edit source]

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

August[edit | edit source]

  • 6 – More MineCon 2013 details were announced.
  • 20Minecraft 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).
  • 23XB : TU12 released.

September[edit | edit source]

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

October[edit | edit source]

November[edit | edit source]

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

December[edit | edit source]

2014[edit | edit source]

January[edit | edit source]

  • 9PC : The first 1.8 snapshot (14w02a) was released.

February[edit | edit source]

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

March[edit | edit source]

  • 26XB : TU14 is released.
  • 27PS3 : 1.04 is released along with Skin Packs 1, the Battle & Beasts skin pack as well as the City and Plastic texture packs all released as available DLC.

April[edit | edit source]

May[edit | edit source]

June[edit | edit source]

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

July[edit | edit source]

September[edit | edit source]

October[edit | edit source]

November[edit | edit source]

December[edit | edit source]

2015[edit | edit source]

January[edit | edit source]

February[edit | edit source]

March[edit | edit source]

April[edit | edit source]

May[edit | edit source]

June[edit | edit source]

  • 4PE : Minecraft Alpha 0.11.0 released for the Pocket Edition.
  • 5PC : Minecraft 1.8.7 is released.
  • 15 – First demonstration of Minecraft for Microsoft HoloLens at E3 2015 press conference.
  • 30 – Minecraft for PC surpasses 20 million sales.

July[edit | edit source]

August[edit | edit source]

September[edit | edit source]

October[edit | edit source]

  • 11PE : Minecraft Pocket Edition Alpha 0.12.2 released for Android, Fire OS, Windows Phone and Windows 10.
  • 13Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 1: The Order of the Stone released for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC/Mac.
  • 14PE : Minecraft Pocket Edition Alpha 0.12.2 released for iOS.
  • 14Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 1: The Order of the Stone released for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
  • 15Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 1: The Order of the Stone released for iOS, Android and Fire OS.
  • 22PE : Minecraft Pocket Edition Alpha 0.12.3 released for Android.
  • 22Minecraft is nominated for a BAFTA Children's Award in the Game category.
  • 23PE : Minecraft Pocket Edition Alpha 0.12.3 released for iOS, Fire OS and Windows 10.
  • 23Console : Minecraft TU30, CU18 and 1.21 released for all Console Editions, respectively.
  • 27Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 2: Assembly Required released.

November[edit | edit source]

December[edit | edit source]

  • 7Minecraft announced for the Wii U.
  • 9PC : Minecraft 1.8.9 is released.
  • 14 – Realms price reduced to $10.
  • 16PE : Minecraft Pocket Edition Alpha 0.13.1 released.
  • 17Console : Minecraft: Wii U Edition officially released.
  • 18Console : Minecraft TU31, CU19 and 1.22 released for Xbox 360, Xbox One and Playstation Console Editions, respectively.
  • 22 – Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 4: A Block and a Hard Place released across all other platforms.

2016[edit | edit source]

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July[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Infiniminer released: http://thesiteformerlyknownas.zachtronicsindustries.com/?p=713
  2. Infiniminer is now open-source: http://thesiteformerlyknownas.zachtronicsindustries.com/?p=689
  3. "Minecraft : Order of the Stone": http://notch.tumblr.com/post/107676487/minecraft-order-of-the-stone
  4. Early private singleplayer alpha coming very soon: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/108652448/early-private-singleplayer-alpha-coming-very-soon
  5. Name shortened to "Minecraft": http://notch.tumblr.com/post/109140423/yeah-thats-the-logo-amazing-stuff
  6. Accounts introduced: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/110745397/you-can-register-your-accounts-now
  7. Official Minecraft Forum: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/112349891/theres-an-official-forum-now
  8. Notch's new job at Jalbum: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/113753678/turning-30-is-scary
  9. Password change allowed: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/208358495/password-changing-and-password-reset
  10. Dock becomes the Minecraft Artist: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/295397619/the-minecraft-artist-is-dock
  11. 100,000 registered Minecraft users: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/332073543/100-000-registered-users
  12. Minecraft can be gifted: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/345869954/as-per-demand-you-can-now-gift-the-game
  13. Dock is no longer involved with the project: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/372279446/dock-is-no-longer-involved-with-the-project
  14. 20000! Wow. :) http://notch.tumblr.com/post/709098848/20000-wow
  15. First over-the-internet test of SMP: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/846133399/first-over-the-internet-test-of-survival-mode
  16. 4-days trip in the US: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/977394407/lots-of-stuff-going-on-behind-the-scenes
  17. Minecraftcon in Bellevue: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/1008498266/how-about-a-somewhat-spontaneous-minecraftcon-2010-in
  18. Kappische joins the team: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/1114516935/three-man-strong
  19. Classic is back: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/1172759051/sound-music-and-classic
  20. Happy birthday Mojang: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/11518566613/happy-birthday-us
  21. Jeb and Junkboy join the team: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/2060360123/bug-update-4-and-were-six-people-in-the-office-now
  22. Introduction of Gift Codes: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/2337459192/websites-and-gift-codes
  23. Mollstam and Manneh join the team: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/2582321901/2011-here-we-go
  24. 1 million copies sold: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/2718210316/exclamation-mark
  25. Scrolls announced: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/3597302583/ah-i-forgot
  26. Pocket Edition revealed: http://www.mojang.com/2011/05/minecraft-pocket-edition/
  27. 10 million registered Minecraft users: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/7128013309/10m
  28. Minecraft T-Shirts on BF:Hereos: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/8253302905/you-can-get-minecraft-themed-t-shirts-in-bf-heroes-this
  29. 15-page letter from Bethesda's lawyers: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/8519901309/bethesda-are-suing-us-heres-the-full-story
  30. New addition to the Mojang team: Welcome graphical artist @carnalizer! – @carlmanneh, Aug 8, 2011
  31. Minecraft wedding weekend offer: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/8829997577/wedding-weekend
  32. Jeb becomes Minecraft lead developer: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/13633493969/och-med-dom-orden-sa-passar-jag-micken
  33. Notch first evokes LEGO Minecraft: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/13825100748/would-you-like-some-physical-lego-minecraft
  34. Decided. We'll silently take down http://minecraft.net and http://mojang.com on the 18th in protest of SOPA. – @notch, Jan 18, 2012
  35. LEGO Minecraft passes LEGO review: http://legocuusoo.posterous.com/minecraft-lego-cuusoo-project-passes-lego-rev-54968
  36. LEGO Minecraft design revealed: http://legocuusoo.posterous.com/announcing-lego-minecraft-micro-world-the-thi
  37. Outcome of the Scrolls lawsuit: http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/12/mojang-cant-use-scrolls-in-any-sequels-to-scrolls-lawsuit/
  38. LEGO Minecraft on LEGO store: http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Minecraft-21102
  39. As of today, I am single. #mixedemotions – @notch, Aug 15, 2012
  40. (I don't want to share details publicly, just wanted to make an official statement because I for some reason have a wikipedia page) – @notch, Aug 15, 2012
  41. Minecraft Gift Cards now available in the US: http://www.mojang.com/2012/11/minecraft-gift-cards-now-available-in-the-us/
  42. E3 2013: Minecraft Coming to Xbox One: http://ign.com/articles/2013/06/10/e3-2013-minecraft-coming-to-xbox-one
  43. Minecraft - The Horse Update: https://mojang.com/2013/07/minecraft-the-horse-update/
  44. It's happening! Minecraft coming to #PS4 :-) – @playstation, Aug 20, 2013. Sony.
  45. PS4, PS3 and Vita – @notch, Aug 20, 2013
  46. Gamescom 2013: Minecraft coming to PlayStation 4 at launch: http://www.justpushstart.com/2013/08/gamescom-minecraft-coming-to-playstation-4-at-launch/
  47. http://playxbla.com/minecraft-xbox-360-edition-mass-effect-mash-up-is-here/
  48. http://playxbla.com/its-here-the-plastic-texture-pack-for-minecraft-xbox-360-edition/
  49. http://playxbla.com/give-your-minecraft-world-a-more-natural-look-with-the-natural-texture-pack-on-minecraft-xbox-360-edition/
  50. http://playxbla.com/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-mash-up-coming-to-minecraft-xbox-360-edition/
  51. http://playxbla.com/fantasy-texture-pack-for-minecraft-xbox-360-edition-available-tomorrow-december-11th/
  52. Minecraft 1.7.10 on Thursday: https://mojang.com/2014/06/minecraft-1-7-10-on-thursday/
  53. Minecraft 1.8 - The Bountiful Update: https://mojang.com/2014/09/minecraft-1-8-the-bountiful-update/
  54. Yes, we're being bought by Microsoft: https://mojang.com/2014/09/yes-were-being-bought-by-microsoft/
  55. We have released a new version of Minecraft, 1.8.1: http://mcupdate.tumblr.com/post/103461921734/minecraft-1-8-1
  56. Minecraft 1.8.2 is now available: https://mojang.com/2015/02/minecraft-1-8-2-is-now-available/
  57. We're thrilled to announce Minecraft for the #Rift! Tune in to the #OC2 keynotes: http://ocul.us/twitch: – @oculus, Sep 24, 2015
  58. Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition is Coming to Oculus Rift: http://news.xbox.com/2015/09/games-minecraft-windows-10-edition-coming-to-oculus-rift?linkId=17303547