Minecraft: The Story of Mojang release trailer; film out Sunday

Mojang have seen a meteoric rise to fame, supported by a game that's beloved by millions and a community that excels in creative expression. It's quite the story, and, after a successful Kickstarter at the start of 2011, 2 Player Productions are finally about to tell it. On 23rd December they release their documentary Minecraft: The Story of Mojang for direct download and streaming. Here's the trailer:

Talking heads, swelling music, irrelevant panning shots of landscapes... Yup, it's an indie game documentary.

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang follows the company's first year of existence, and visits some of the people who have used the game to create weird and wonderful things.

If you've an Xbox 360 lying around, you can watch a free screening through Xbox Live on the 22nd December at 7pm GMT. A DVD release is also incoming, but no date has been announced for it yet.

Of course, if you want a preview of that same story, you can read our feature on the making of Minecraft here .

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.