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The Rise of Minecraft

RISE OF MINECRAFT
Now an Infographic!

Minecraft has gone from an experimental project
by a single developer to a gaming phenomenon
bringing in over $1 million in weekly sales,

Here is that journey, from the day Markus Alexej
Persson —— a.k.a. Notch —— quits his day job to the
epic event that is Minecon.

DAILY FREE SIGNUPS TOTAL FREE

DAILY PREMIUM SIGNUPS TOTAL PREMIUM
60k 45k 30k 15k 2M 6M 10M 14M

2010


Jun 1, 2010: Notch quits his
job at Jalbum to work on
Minecraft full time. It’s
also his birthday.

Jun 29: Single player survival added.

Jul 29, 2010: PC Gamer
Magazine interviews Notch.

Aug 4: First release of SMP


Sept 18, 2010: Minecraft
servers crash, Notch
makes the game free until
it’s fixed, PCGamer covers
the event.

Oct 20, 2010: Minecraft
servers are DDo5 attacked
V by jaded users demanding
more updates.

Oct 30:
Huge SMP "Halloween update."

Dec 11, 2010: Notch announces
a price increase, from 10 to
14.95 Euros, effective Dec. 20.

Dec 20: Beta 1.0
Dec 22: Beta 1.1

Dec 31, 2010: Minecraft
wins Indie Game of the
Year and other awards
from IndieDB.

2011


Jan 13: Beta 1.2

Mar 3, 2011: Minecraft
wins GDC Award for
Best Debut Game, Best
Downloadable Game,
and Game Innovation Spotlight

Feb 21: Client gets updated
Feb 22: Beta 1.3

Mar 31: Beta 1.4

Apr 1, 2011: April Fools' Steve Co. Supply Crate Store in—game micro—transaction parody.

April 19: Beta 1.5

Daily signups spike on the weekends.

May 26: Beta 1.6

Jun 30: Beta 1.7

Aug 14, 2011: Notch and Ez are married.

Aug 14, 2011: 18,160 premiums are doubled due to Weekend Wedding gift codes,

Sep 14: Beta 1.8 "Adventure Update"

Oct 7, 2011: Pocket edition released for Android.

Nov 7, 2011: Minecraft hits 1 million sates.

Nov 13: Minecraft 1.0 RC2

50 people showed up for the free MinecraftCon in August 2010.

A little over a year later, MineCon has sold out the Mandalay Bay convention center, with tickets at $99.

That is more than Notch has spent on marketing since he started.

MINECON
18-19 NOVEMBER, LAS VEGAS, NV.

Nov 18, 2011: Minecraft comes out of beta. THE RISE OF MINECRAET Now an Infographic! Minecraft has gone from an experimental project by a single developer to a gaming phenomenon bringing in over $1 million in weekly sales. Here is that journey, from the day Markus Alexej Fersson -- a.k.a. Notch -- quits his day job to the epic event that is Minecon. DHILV FREE SIGNUPS TOTAL FREE DRILY PREMIUM SIGNUPS TOTAL PREMIUM 2010 60k 45k 30K 15k 2M 6M 10M 14M Jun 1, 2010: Notch guits his job at Jalbum to work on Minecraft full time, It's also his birthday, Jun 29: Single player survival added. Jul. 29, 2010; PC Gamer magazine interviews Notch, Aug 4: First release of SMP Sept 18, 2010: Minecraft servers crash. Notch makes the game free until. it's fixed, PCGamer covers the event. Oct 20, 2010: Minecraft servers are DDo5 attacked by jaded users demanding More updates, Oct 30: Huge SMP "Halloween update." Dec 11, 201O: Notch announces a price increase, from 10 to 14.95 Euros, effective Dec. 20. Dec 20: Beta 1.0 Dec 22: Beta 1.1 2011 Dec 31, 2010: Minecraft uins Indie Game of the Year and other awards from IndieDB, Jan 13: Beta 1.2 Feb 21: Client gets updated Mar 3, 2011: Minecraft uins GDC Award for Best Debut Game, Best Downloadable Game, and Game Innovation Spotlight Feb 22: Beta 1.3 Mar 31: Beta 1.4 Apr 1, 2011: April. Fools' Steve Co. Supply Crate Store in-game micro- transaction parody, Apr 19: Beta 1.5 May 26: Beta1.6 Daily signups spike on the weekends. Jun 30: Beta 1.7 Aug 14, 2011; Notch and Ez are married, Aug 14, 2011: 18,160 premiums are doubled due to Weekend Wed- ding gift codes, Sep 14: Beta 1.8 "Adventure Update" Oct 7, 2011: Pocket edition released for Android, Nov 7, 2011: Minecraft hits 4 million sales, Nov 13: Minecraft 1.0 RC2 50 people shoued up for the free MinecraftCon in August 2010. A little over a year later, MineCon has sold out the Mandalay Bay convention center, with tickets at $99. That is more than Notch has spent on Marketing since he started. MINECON 18-19 NOVEMBER LAS VEGAS, NV. Nov 18, 2011: Minecraft comes out of beta, Sources: OMOJANG visual ly MINECRAFTWIKINET

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November 18, 2011 marks the Minecraft release out of beta. Follow the rise of Minecraft, from it's humble beginnings as a one-man experimental project to its overwhelming success in the gaming industr...

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