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A feature-length documentary on the first year of Mojang, the studio built upon the runaway success of indie computer game Minecraft.

*SHIPPING DOMESTIC+INTERNATIONAL IS INCLUDED FOR REWARDS*

*ORIGINAL SCORE FOR THE FEATURE WILL BE COMPOSED BY C418*

*PICTURES OF REWARDS CAN BE FOUND IN THE UPDATES SECTION*

The video above only contains the first 6 minutes of the piece. To view the full 20-minute short for free, please visit Gametrailers.com.

THE BEGINNING: Over the past year, the computer game Minecraft has become a cultural phenomenon, drawing millions of players into the unique, low-res world created solely by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson. When Persson announced that he would invest his Minecraft earnings in founding his own development house, Mojang Specifications, 2 Player Productions seized upon the rare opportunity to fly to Sweden and document the first week in the life of the new studio.

During the editing process of what was only supposed to be a twenty-minute short, it became clear that an important chapter of gaming history was still being written, and that a feature-length documentary about Mojang's first year would make a powerful statement about what it means to create, release, and play games in the twenty-first century.

THE FILM: For the first time, viewers will be given an in-depth look at both the triumphs and the challenges faced by a studio during their first year in existence. We will analyze the unprecedented success of Minecraft, gain insight into its impact from journalists and industry professionals, and meet the fans whose lives have been changed by the game.

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang” would represent 2 Player Productions’ second foray into feature films (following 2008’s critically-acclaimed “Reformat the Planet”) and is part of our ongoing mission to examine and celebrate the zeitgeist of contemporary gaming culture.

THE PLAN: Your investment will allow us to make frequent visits to the Mojang office in Sweden and other locations around the globe throughout 2011. Support would also allow us to enrich the film by hiring additional crew to handle post-production effects, audio engineering, an original musical score, and the production and shipment of unique Backer rewards. To incentivize donations, we are reuniting with merchandising team Fangamer to produce a wide variety of exciting products -- all of them exclusive to this four-week campaign period.

Throughout the production, we’ll maintain a project blog about the film’s progress and post plenty of photos and bonus videos. The film is set to be released in 2012 (provided the world doesn’t end) and will ship out on an exhaustive 2-disc DVD set.

Thank you for your support! 2 Player Productions

To view the full 20-minute short, please visit Gametrailers.com.

*SHIPPING DOMESTIC+INTERNATIONAL IS INCLUDED FOR REWARDS*

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    A custom poster print of Minecraft scenery suitable for framing, the 2PP-autographed DVD, a physical copy of the soundtrack, the "Creeper" toy, and your name in the credits.

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    A custom poster print of Minecraft scenery suitable for framing signed and numbered by Markus "Notch" Persson, the 2PP-autographed DVD, a physical copy of the soundtrack, the "Creeper" toy, and your name in the credits.

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    A Minecraft video of your creation (limit to 15 seconds) to be played in the film’s credits, a custom poster print of Minecraft scenery signed and numbered by Notch, the 2PP-autographed DVD, a physical copy of the soundtrack, the "Creeper" toy, and your name in the credits.

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    Exclusive “Box Pig” piggy bank, a custom poster print of Minecraft scenery signed and numbered by Notch, the 2PP-autographed DVD, a physical copy of the soundtrack, the "Creeper" toy, and your name in the credits.

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    An actual pick axe mounted on a custom display stand signed by the staff of Mojang Specifications, the "Box Pig" bank, a custom poster print of Minecraft scenery signed and numbered by Notch, the collector’s edition of the DVD, a physical copy of the soundtrack, the "Creeper" toy, and your name in the credits.

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    Executive Producer credit in film and profile creation on IMDB. Invitation to spend a day at Mojang studios and attend the office grand opening party in Stockholm (air fare to Stockholm and accommodations are responsibility of the backer). Everything else listed in the rewards.

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