10 Million Minecrafters

The Word of Notch offers brief word on the latest startling milestone for indie sensation Minecraft:
Minecraft just passed 10 million registered users.
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DrEvil wrote on Jul 2, 2011, 13:37:
Zadig wrote on Jul 2, 2011, 07:15:
For a game I have no interest in playing, I'm always happy to hear how incredibly well it is doing.

Partially because unique innovative games should be celebrated even if they aren't your cup of tea, but mainly due to the conniptions the success causes to Ubisoft/EA/Bioware as it destroys their latest 'aaa' shovelware.

Minecraft really isn't unique or innovative. By his own admission it's his version of an existing game. Games like 'Cube' and others allowed you to build your own world in realtime, etc.

I think Notch just had the right timing, the right graphics style during period where retro-games are cool again, and luck.

You could argue that it's the most successful implementation of someone else's concept though.

(And I say this as someone who bought minecraft btw.)

Pretty sure it's the first massive world cooperative construction game. I can't think of any others, really.
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