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aka: 1K IN 24h, Indev, Infdev, Minecraft Alpha, Minecraft Beta, Minecraft: Java Edition, Survival Mode
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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. In 2017 the first official Minecraft novel was published, Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks.

References to the game

Minecraft 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.


  • 4Players
    • 2011 – Best Simulation of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2011 – Special Award
  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2012 - Best Indie Game in 2011 (Readers' Choice)
    • Issue 01/2012 - #2 Surprise in 2011 (Readers' Choice)
  • The Strong National Museum of Play
    • 2020 – Introduced into the World Video Game Hall of Fame

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Trivia contributed by Sciere, Havoc Crow, Patrick Bregger, SoMuchChaotix.