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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 : 1.1 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 : 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 : 1.2 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.
  • 5 – Minecraft 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 : 1.5 released.

September[edit | edit source]

  • 2 – Minecraft 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]

  • 9 – First snapshot of Minecraft 1.8 is released.

February[edit | edit source]

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

March[edit | edit source]

  • 26Console : Minecraft Title update 14 is released
  • 27Console : 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 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]

References[edit | edit source]

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