Indie success and Train2Game forum user favourite Minecraft has now passed the one million sales mark.
The creator Marcus ‘Notch’ Perrson announced the news on his blog with a small update that simply read “Minecraft just passed one million sales.” And given that Minecraft costs over $10 to purhcase, Notch is now a very rich man….all thanks to a game that has only recently entered its beta stage!
The success of Minecraft is sure to be something many Train2Game students with aspirations of their own will admire. Especially those involved on the unofficial Train2Game Minecraft server! The Train2Game forum thread about the runaway indie success now stretches to over 16 pages.
Notch still has plenty of plans for Minecraft, and recently wrote on his blog that it should get a full release by the end of this year:
“We’ve written down major goals that we want to do for Minecraft release, and it looks like the release will happen sometime late this year. Hopefully we’ll be able to set a date soon.”
He also added that he plans to make Minecraft even more fun:
“Because I want to avoid us just focusing on reaching release, I suggested that we should dedicate 50% of the development time in Minecraft towards adding fun new stuff. Basically, any developer working on the game (two people at the moment) can just come up with something they’d want to add on a day-to-day basis, as long as the rest of the team thinks it’s a decent idea. If it ends up being fun, it gets added.”
It’s amazing to think that such a huge game is being developed by such a small team, but it’s something that Train2Game students will no doubt be encouraged by. You can read a lot more about Minecraft on the Thoughts of Train2Game blog.
So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on the success of Minecraft? Is it worth all the hype? And what do you want to see Notch add to the game?
As usual, you can leave your thoughts here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.