Let’s Celebrate International Minecraft Day!! (17th of May) with Fun Facts

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Hello everyone. As today is international Minecraft day, I hope to share some fun facts about Minecraft with you all. Minecraft captured many hearts of children and even teens all over the world. I used to play it from my pre- school times and I still play it. I hope most of you all are the same.

1. The first version of Minecraft was created in just 6 days!

In 2009, Swedish programmer and designer Markus Persson set out to create a sandbox game—one that allows for free and organic exploration of a virtual world—for the launch of his new company, Mojang AB. Persson began work on what is now Minecraft on May 10 of that year, amending the product in increments until May 16. The “alpha version” of Minecraft made its public debut the very next day.

2. Minecraft was not deemed complete for another two years!

Following Minecraft’s release on PC, Mojang would periodically update and tweak the game until delivering what the company considered its full version on November 18, 2011.

3. Minecraft’s first name was much more straightforward!

When Minecraft’s creator kicked off the development process, he referred to the project as Cave Game. The name was soon changed to Minecraft: Order of the Stone, and, ultimately, just Minecraft.

4. Minecraft was inspired by some other games

Minecraft’s creator has heralded PC video games Dwarf Fortress, Dungeon Keeper, RollerCoaster Tycoon, and Infiniminer as the primary influences for Minecraft. He has expressed particular esteem for Infiniminer, stating that he wanted to match its aesthetic charm with RPG-style gameplay.

5. Minecraft plays a big role at a Swedish school!!

In 2013, the Viktor Rydberg secondary school in Stockholm introduced Minecraft as a mandatory part of its curriculum for all of its 13-year-old students. A teacher explained what made the game worthwhile for students: “They learn about city planning, environmental issues, getting things done, and even how to plan for the future.” -Also, I have to say teachers in my school admire this and say the same thing – what Viktor school’s teachers told!!!-

6. But Minecraft is an even bigger deal in Denmark

Sweden’s neighbor to the south has touted an even more impressive affection for Minecraft. In 2014, state employees Simon Kokkendorf and Thorbjørn Nielsen of the Danish Geodata Agency completed a scale replica of the entire nation of Denmark within the digital world-building game to help drive interest in  geographic data.

7. Ghasts are voiced by a SLEEPING CAT !!!

One other Minecraft monster owes its vocal rumblings to a real-world creature. Any player will recognize the high-pitched whine of the ghast, the game’s resident block-shaped fire-breather. These sounds are actually the result of an accidental audio recording of Minecraft music producer Daniel “C418” Rosenfeld’s cat as it was suddenly awakened from a nap.

8. Minecraft creator opened up bidding with one tweet!

In June 2014, Minecraft’s creator sent out a tweet hoping to gauge the interest of any outside parties in purchasing his Mojang shares. Three months later, he officially sold the company to Microsoft for $2.5 billion.

9. Minecraft’s creator’s avatar boasts  a unique trait.

Appropriately enough, Minecraft’s creator reserved a special trick for his personal avatar. In the first few versions of the game, his character was the only resident who dropped an apple when he died.

10. Every once in a while, Minecraft gets its own name wrong!!

One in every 10,000 times you play the game, its introductory menu will flash a misspelling of its own title, reversing the “E” and the “C” to read, “Minceraft.” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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