References to the game
was parodied in an episode of "Die Redaktion" (The Editorial Team), a monthly comedy video produced by the German gaming magazine GameStar. It was published on the DVD of issue 09/2011.
Indie developer Paul Eres
first suggested to call the game Minecraft
- 2011 – Best Simulation of the Year
- PC Games (Germany)
- Issue 01/2012 - Best Indie Game in 2011 (Readers' Choice)
- Issue 01/2012 - #2 Surprise in 2011 (Readers' Choice)
A number of books based on Minecraft
have been published, both unofficial and official. Apart from numerous game guides, there are also several novels available (mostly aimed at children), such as the "Gameknight1999" series by Mark Cheverton or the books by Danica Davidson.