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Top 10 Facts About Minecraft

1. Minecraft was initially released 10 years ago

Minecraft was initially released 10 years ago, on the 18th November 2011.

2. The game was created by Markus “Notch” Persson

The game was created by Markus “Notch” Persson, and was developed by the Swedish video game developer, Mojang Studios.

3. There are five different ‘game modes’ in Minecraft

There are five different ‘game modes’ in Minecraft. They are: Survival Mode, Hardcore Mode, Creative Mode, Adventure Mode, and Spectator Mode.

4. Minecraft has been taught at school

Minecraft has been taught at school! In 2013, a Swedish school named the Viktor Rydberg Secondary School introduced Minecraft as a mandatory part of its curriculum for all of its 13-year-old students. A teacher explained that students: “learn about city planning, environmental issues, getting things done, and even how to plan for the future.” How about double Minecraft to finish a long day at school?!

5. Minecraft is the biggest selling video game of all time

Minecraft is the biggest selling video game of all time! It has sold 238,000,000 copies – that’s enough for the entire population of the UK to have more than FOUR copies EACH!

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6. The Rarest item in Minecraft is the Dragon Egg

The Rarest item in Minecraft is the Dragon Egg. It only appears when the Ender Dragon has been defeated, at which point, the Dragon Egg will appear on the exit portal!

7. One day in Minecraft is 20 minutes in real-time

One day in Minecraft is 20 minutes in real-time. Imagine if our days were that short…a year would take just over 5 days!

8. Minecraft was nearly called something else

Minecraft was nearly called something else…it was originally nicknamed ‘Cave Game’ before the creator decided on Minecraft.

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9. Every 1 in 10,000 times you play Minecraft, the main menu will display a typo of the game’s title

Every 1 in 10,000 times you play Minecraft, the main menu will display a typo of the game’s title, saying “Minceraft” instead of “Minecraft.”

10. Each block is considered 1 cubic metre

Each block is considered 1 cubic metre. That means that the size of a chicken in Minecraft is approximately 3 feet. I don’t know about you – but a 3 foot tall chicken sounds scary!

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