Watch the Minecraft documentary for free on Xbox Live this Saturday

first_imgRegardless of whether you play games or not, it’s likely you’ve heard the name Minecraft spoken, seen it in news articles, game features, or even on TV. The game is a phenomenon, and there’s ongoing interest in both Minecraft and its creator Markus Persson, who is just as well known under the name of Notch.So it’s not surprising to find that someone has taken the time to create a Minecraft documentary entitled Minecraft: The Story of Mojang. 2 Player Productions is set to release it at the end of this week to buy or rent after receiving $210,297 of funding to make it through a Kickstarter campaign.If you missed that Kickstarter or are short of cash, don’t worry. If you live in the US, UK, France, Germany, Australia, or New Zealand, you can watch it for free via Xbox Live (with a Gold account) this Saturday, December 22.After that you’ll be able to purchase the DVD worldwide through Fangamer, or buy/rent a DRM-free version through Redux from December 23. Pricing has yet to be confirmed.As to what the documentary will cover, it seems to focus as much on Notch as the game itself and the Kickstarter preview video above gives you a good idea about what to expect. It follows him from last year when Minecraft got popular and he very quickly became a famous figure in the gaming community. It will also touch on his games studio Mojang, which continues to develop Minecraft for its growing player base.As indie success stories go, Notch is right up there with the best of them, and this is bound to be an interesting watch.last_img read more