Minecraft: Story Mode
Wii U: 1.0.1
PC: 3.62 GB[note 1][note 2]
|— Kevin Bruner on Minecraft: Story Mode|
Minecraft: Story Mode is an episodic point-and-click narrative-driven graphic adventure video game based on the sandbox video game Minecraft, released in October 2015 across multiple platforms with a Windows 10 release on December 16, 2015, a Wii U release on January 21, 2016, a Apple TV release on August 24, 2016, and a Nintendo Switch release on August 22, 2017. The game was developed by Mojang AB, the developer of Minecraft, in collaboration with Telltale Games.
In June 2018, Netflix and Telltale signed a partnership agreement, and the first season of the game Minecraft: Story Mode, was announced to be released on Netflix on November 7, 2018. Due to unknown reasons, the release date was pushed to November 27th. That day, the first three episodes of the series were released and the last two episodes were released on December 5th.
Music for the game was composed by Anadel, an atmospheric folk band based in California. The game follows the episodic format that Telltale has used for its previous titles, where player choices and actions have significant effects on later story elements.
A sequel, Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two, was released on July 11, 2017, featuring new storylines and characters.
- 1 Gameplay
- 2 Plot
- 3 Voice cast
- 4 Development
- 5 Episodes
- 6 Trailers
- 7 Achievements
- 8 System requirements
- 9 Supported languages
- 10 Gallery
- 11 See also
- 12 References
Minecraft: Story Mode is an episodic point-and-click narrative-driven graphic adventure video game similar to Telltale's previous titles such as Tales from the Borderlands. The player is able to collect items, solve puzzles, and talk to non-player characters though conversation trees to learn about the story and determine what to do next. Like other Telltale Games, decisions that the player makes will have an impact on story elements in future episodes. However, unlike Telltale's previous games that carry more mature or emotional overtones including the death of major characters, Story Mode is known as a family-friendly title, so the decisions are still pivotal and emotional but do not involve mature imagery or themes. Elements of crafting and building, central to Minecraft, are included in the gameplay, following a similar approach. The game features combat and other action sequences, carried out through both quick time events similar to Telltale's other episodic games, and more arcade-like controls, such as steering around debris on a road. The game also mixes new characters with original themes to make an entirely original Minecraft experience.
|Spoiler warning! This section contains detailed information about Minecraft: Story Mode that may spoil your enjoyment of it. Read at your own risk!|
Episode 1: The Order of the Stone
Episode 2: Assembly Required
Episode 3: The Last Place You Look
Episode 4: A Block and a Hard Place
Episode 5: Order Up!
Episode 6: A Portal to Mystery
Episode 7: Access Denied
Episode 8: A Journey's End?
Jesse and Friends
- Patton Oswalt as Jesse (male), a huge fan of everything going on in Minecraft, as well as the main character
- Catherine Taber as Jesse (female)
- Dee Bradley Baker as Reuben, Jesse's pet pig who is smart and funny.
- Brian Posehn as Axel, who is fiercely loyal to his friends, but can appear to act impulsive.
- Ashley Johnson as Petra, who is tough, shrewd, and very protective of her friends.
- Martha Plimpton as Olivia, who is assertive and smart, but lacks patience.
- Matthew Porter as Lukas, a member of the Ocelots who later befriends Jesse and his / her group.
Order of the Stone members
- David Fennoy as Gabriel the Warrior, a powerful warrior who appears at EnderCon
- Erin Oosbree as Ellegaard the Redstone Engineer, who is very smart, but whereabouts are slightly hazy
- Corey Feldman as Magnus the Rogue, who is hard to find but is also an impressive griefer who appreciates the "art" of it
- John Hodgman as Soren the Architect, who is the hardest to find and whereabouts have not been known for a while
- Paul Reubens as Ivor, a former member of the Order who distrusted Soren after the command block incident, and has vowed to demolish the world of Minecraft
Old Builder members
- Melissa Hutchison as Isa, the Founder of Sky City.
- Ashly Burch as Cassie Rose, the person who reveals herself as the White Pumpkin.
- Yvette Nicole Brown as Harper, the creator of PAMA.
- James Cummings as Hadrian, the leader of the Old Builders.
- Kari Wahlgren as Mevia, the Enforcer.
- Jamie Alcroft as Otto, a person who prefers to make sure rules are followed.
- William West as the narrator, Siggie, and the fanboy
- Gina Keali'inohomoku Bowes as Maya, Ivy, and the fangirl
- Phillip LaMarr as Gill, a member of the Ocelots, later known as the Blaze Rods.
- Matthew Miller as Aiden, Otis, Schoolboy, TNT Dustin and Griefer #2
- Jason Topolski as Reuben (the usher), Disco Mickey, Griefer #5, and PAMA
- Erin Yvette as the announcer of the Endercon building competition, Mabel, Farmer Gloria and Griefer #1
- Lydia Winters as herself
- Owen Jones as himself
- Ursula Taherian as Nohr
- Samuel Riegel as Griefer #3
- Michael Gambino as Calvin and Griefer #4
- A.J. Riebli III as the announcer of the Death Bowl
- Sean Astin as Reginald, the loyal Captain of the Guard
- James Meskimen as Milo, the leader of the Build Club.
- Joseph Garrett as Stampy Cat
- Stacy Hinojosa as stacyplays
- Daniel Middleton as DanTDM (The Diamond Minecart)
- Elizabeth Dwyer as LDShadowLady
- Jordan Maron as CaptainSparklez
- Adam Harrington as TorqueDawg
- Roger L. Jackson as the White Pumpkin (voice)
- Audrey Wasilewski as Em
- Julianne Buescher as Nell and Clutch
- John Sanders as Facemeat
- Christopher B. Duncan as Slab
- Ashley Albert
- Will Beckman
- Katrina Carras
- Shelly Shenoy
- Arthur von Nagel
|— Owen Jones on Minecraft: Story Mode|
The idea for Minecraft: Story Mode came around the end of 2012 when Telltale was engaged in work for Tales from the Borderlands, an episodic series based on the Borderlands series. The idea of developing stories around other established video game franchises led the team to brainstorm the idea for a Minecraft-related game, given that the game was essentially a "blank canvas" for storytelling, according to Job Stauffer, and would create an interesting challenge. Telltale began negotiations with Mojang at GDC 2013, and began work on the title shortly thereafter. Stauffer noted that Microsoft's acquisition of Mojang was not a factor in the game's development, as their interaction with Mojang began well before Microsoft's offers.
Telltale opted to create a new main character of Jesse for Minecraft: Story Mode instead of using the default "Steve" and "Alex" characters from Minecraft, feeling that they did not want to attempt to rewrite how players already saw these characters in the game. Other primary characters in the game are loosely designed around archetypes of common player-characters for Minecraft, such that those that engage in building, fighting, or griefing other players. The game will not attempt to provide any background for some concepts in Minecraft, such as the creepers, as to avoid the various interpretations that fans have done for these elements, though they will be elements of the game's story.
Stauffer stated that the game's story would be aimed as family-friendly, similar to The Goonies or Ghostbusters; their intended content would be equivalent to a PG-13 or PEGI-12 rating. A number of the voice actors are alumni of such films of the 1980s such as Corey Feldman who starred in The Goonies, and the game includes various references to these types of films. Stauffer reflected that while Telltale's more recent games like The Walking Dead were more mature stories, their original adventure games like Sam & Max and Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People were written as family-friendly, and that they consider their approach to Story Mode as "part of our DNA". The story was aimed to be accessible to both existing players of Minecraft - both novice and advanced players - and to new audiences outside of the game.
Minecraft: Story Mode was formally announced in December 2014 as a collaboration project between Mojang and Telltale Games; the announcement was presented as an interactive adventure game named "Info Quest II". Its first trailer was released during the MINECON convention in early July 2015. Telltale has confirmed that they will release the game for the Wii U, representing the first time a Minecraft game has been released on a Nintendo platform.
On August 24, 2015, Winters posted on Twitter that she had completed voiceover work for the game, but didn't specify if she voiced a character or did some narration for the game.
On August 28, 2015, it was announced that the player will be able to choose the appearance of the main character, Jesse.
The game is separated into five episodes, released in intervals between 2 weeks and 3 months.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release|
|1||"The Order of the Stone"||Dennis Lenart and Graham Ross||Michael Choung and Laura Jacqmin||October 13, 2015|
|2||"Assembly Required"||Jason Latino||Joshua Rubin, Eric Stirpe and Tim Williams||October 27, 2015|
|3||"The Last Place You Look"||Jonathan Stauder||Michael Choung, Laura Jacqmin, Eric Stirpe and Tim Williams||November 24, 2015|
|4||"A Block and a Hard Place"||Graham Ross and Rebekah Gamin-Arcovitch||Brad Kane and Laura Jacqmin||December 17, 2015|
|5||"Order Up!"||Jonathan Stauder||Eric Stirpe and Tim Williams||March 29, 2016|
On March 22, 2016, Telltale Games announced that three episodes will be available throughout 2016 as downloadable content. These episodes will not be available under the season pass, and as such, must be purchased separately. In order to download these episodes, you must have at least one episode from the main series. Although these episodes are not part of the actual game, Telltale has officially marked them as episode 6, 7, and 8, respectively.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release|
|6||"A Portal to Mystery"||Sean Manning||Eric Stirpe and Tim Williams||June 7, 2016|
|7||"Access Denied"||Rebekah Gamin-Arcovitch and Jason Pyke||Luke McMullen and Eric Stirpe||July 26, 2016|
|8||"A Journey's End?"||Vahram Antonian||Eric Stirpe, Yale Hannon and Erica Harrell||September 13, 2016|
- MineCon 2015 Trailer
- Episode 1 - The Order of the Stone Trailer
- Episode 2 - Assembly Required Trailer
- Episode 3 - The Last Place You Look Trailer
- Episode 4 - A Block and a Hard Place Trailer
- Episode 5 - Order Up! Trailer
- Episode 6 - A Portal to Mystery Trailer
- Episode 7 - Access Denied Trailer
- Episode 8 - A Journey's End? Trailer
There are 32 achievements in Story Mode (33 on PlayStation), worth 1,000 Gamerscore on Xbox and Windows 10.
There are eighteen achievements available as downloadable content, worth 375 Gamerscore on Xbox and Windows 10.
According to this page:
|Component||Windows||Mac OS X|
|OS||Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later||OS X Lion (10.7.X) or later|
|Processor||Intel Core2 Duo @ 2GHz or equivalent||Intel @ 2.3GHz|
|Memory (RAM)||3GB or more||4GB or more|
|Hard disk space||8GB available space||8GB available space|
|Graphics Drivers||AMD or NVidia with 512MB or more||AMD or NVidia with 512MB or more|
|DirectX Version||11 or higher||N/A|
|Sound Card||DirectX 11 or later||N/A|
|Notes||Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics drivers.||Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics, Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks.|
|Processor||Intel Core2 Duo @ 2.3GHz or equivalent|
|Memory (RAM)||4GB or more|
|Graphics Drivers||AMD or NVidia with 1024MB or more|
According to the Steam page, the following languages are available in the game:
- Episode 1 - The Order of the Stone
- Episode 3 - The Last Place You Look
- Episode 4 - A Block and a Hard Place
- Episode 5 - Order Up!
- Episode 6 - A Portal to Mystery
- Episode 7 - Access Denied
- Minecraft: Story Mode ESRB Rating
- Minecraft: Story Mode PEGI Rating
- Minecraft: Story Mode ACB Rating
- Minecraft: Story Mode OFLC Rating
- Episode 3 Rating from the OFLC
- Minecraft: Story Mode DEJUS rating
- Minecraft: Story Mode DEJUS rating for Xbox One
- Minecraft: Story Mode DEJUS rating from Microsoft
- "Giving Minecraft a story" – The Verge, August 26, 2015
- "PAX 2015: Minecraft Vet, Rookie Each Play Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode" – IGN, August 28, 2015
- "Minecraft: Story Mode: A chip off the old block" – Eurogamer.net, September 9, 2015
- Minecraft: Story Mode MineCon 2015 Panel