Ready to learn some fun Minecraft facts that will blow your kids’ mind? Here are 10 fascinating bits of information that even a non-player like myself enjoyed learning.
Here we are 2020, 6 years after this post first launched and people are still playing Minecraft! Yes, even in 2020. My kids and husband STILL play. Talk about a game to stand the test of time. Here is our original post but the stats are now relevant to 2020!
The Family That Plays Together
A few years ago, my husband introduced my son to Minecraft. The game quickly spread to being played by my daughter. My husband set up a family friendly server and before I knew it our third child was playing it as well. It’s Minecraft all the time here, well – anytime they have free screen time. If left to their own devices, it would be constant.
I honestly don’t get the game. My husband sat me down in front of it years ago (I admit, I lost a bet.) I didn’t last 10 minutes. It’s pixelated, no high-end graphics and it just wasn’t appealing – but alas, I am a 30-something mom and I don’t think I am their key demographic.
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Minecraft Facts That Will Impress Your Kids
Since I have heard from many of you that your kids too are addicted to this game, I thought I’d learn more to maybe see what the big deal is with the game and how big of a deal it really is.
This sandbox video game was created by Markus Persson and initially released by Mojang in 2011. Here we are almost a decade later and the game play is still strong.
Good ol’ Google gave me a ton of information on the game plus some really interesting information that I thought you would love to hear about. Check out these fun Minecraft facts!
1. How Many People Play Minecraft?
The latest data that we have found for Minecraft players stats states that the Minecraft player count has hit 480 million.
In 2014, when this Minecraft facts post was originally posted, Minecraft.net stated:
- 17,076,695 people have bought the PC/Mac version of the game.
- In the last 24 hours, 11,145 people bought the game.
Needless to say it’s a hell of a lot of people. Quora in January 2013 suggested that there are over 40 MILLION registered to play.
2. Microsoft Bought Minecraft
Yes, you read that right – Minecraft is no longer owned by Mojang.
Check out this Minecraft facts, it involves Microsoft. In September 2014, Microsoft purchased Minecraft for $2.5 BILLION. That’s no chump change!
3. Minecraft Was Originally Called “Cave Game”
The creator of Minecraft, Markus “Notch” Persson originally referred to the game as the “Cave Game.”
After deciding Cave Man wasn’t a suitable name, the next name was “Minecraft: Order of the Stone.” Eventually the game developers landed on just “Minecraft.”
4. Fishing in Minecraft
Fishing? Yes, let’s fish in Minecraft.
If your kids need to catch fish in the game, it’s easier to catch fish when it’s raining.. hrmph, who knew!
5. A School in Stockholm Requires Kids to Play Minecraft
If I showed this to my kids, they would insist we moved to Stockholm.
A school in Stockholm has made headlines after introducing compulsory Minecraft lessons for 13-year-old students, with teachers hoping the Swedish computer game will encourage the children to develop their thinking. read more
6. Enderman Sounds
Oh the sound of the Enderman.
The Enderman sounds are actually audio or words reversed and distorted.
7. 820 Hours
Walking to the end of a flat Minecraft world would take 820 hours. I refuse to ask anyone in my family if they’ve done this.
8. Minceraft in Opening Screen
Have you ever seen the opening screen say MINECRAFT rather than MINECRAFT? There is a 1 in 10,000 chance that you will see it! Thanks Buzzfeed.
9. If Minecraft Were Real
If Minecraft were real (it’s not people) – 1 Minecraft block in real life would equal 1 meter cubed.
That means the Minecraft world is bigger than some planets.
10. Cows in Minecraft
Our last Minecraft fact is about COWS! All cows in Minecraft are female, since they can all give out milk. Hrm who impregnated them to allow them to lactate is my question.
Is your kid addicted to Minecraft? Mine too. And the husband. Minecraft, it’s what we are talking about today in our technology for kids series.
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