The Minecraft Documentary is happening...

#1 Posted by Mikemcn (6955 posts) -

3 days ago from this writing, the 2player productions team reached (And passed) their goal of securing 150,000 dollars to make a feature length Minecraft documentary. Its an impressive achievement to have gotten that much support in around a month, with over 3000 backers and 2 people who were willing to pledge over 10,000 dollars towards the film. 
 
While I love Minecraft, I really don't feel so hot about this whole concept,  Notch is a great dude, but hes just that, a dude, and most of his ideas about the production of minecraft and where he wants to go have been voiced numerous times. To put that much money towards the documentation of a game that isn't even released yet is sorta insane, and I think that theres better outlets for people's money than this. I hear Japan could always use some more support.  
 
But anyways I guess its happening, so whatever your feelings, its coming. 

#2 Posted by Driadon (2995 posts) -

I'm interested, if only to see how they go through their iterative approach to game design. From Notch has talked in the past, it seems that a lot of the ideas that have come out and the community has latched onto seemed almost by accident, as such, it's neat for the developers to react as they do and how they go about it.

#3 Posted by SomeJerk (3144 posts) -

I have no trouble with people spending money on things they think are important, I just wonder how much of that money came out of loans and credit because holy moly.

#4 Posted by MikkaQ (10268 posts) -

It's a great and fun game. But the problem is everything interesting about minecraft has nothing to do with the developers, you really have to make your own fun in that game.  
 
It doesn't sound like a great doc subject at all. 

#5 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3020 posts) -

Now where's the Dwarf Fortress documentary?

#6 Posted by ThatFrood (3373 posts) -

I can't see this being good.

#7 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

watching the trailer documentary thing right now, i'm letting it buff out. pretty interesting i think. i enjoy watching things like these. 
 
it's kind of like a game where you have to find your own fun. one person enjoy just building long tunnels in different places, and other people like to build awesome buildings.

#8 Posted by Jrad (621 posts) -
@Make_Me_Mad said:
" Now where's the Dwarf Fortress documentary? "
It'd just be a man sitting at his computer for 20 hours a day, coding away. Occasionally, he would see headlines extolling the ridiculous amount of money Minecraft roped in. Wiping a single tear from his cheek, he would continue to program without pause.
#9 Posted by StarFoxA (5138 posts) -

I'm interested. 2 Player Productions created the fantastic Reformat the Planet, a documentary about chiptunes. Also, the teaser video was fascinating.

#10 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -
@Jrad said:
" @Make_Me_Mad said:
" Now where's the Dwarf Fortress documentary? "
It'd just be a man sitting at his computer for 20 hours a day, coding away. Occasionally, he would see headlines extolling the ridiculous amount of money Minecraft roped in. Wiping a single tear from his cheek, he would continue to program without pause. "
I am a dwarf and I'm crunching some cooode! Crunchy, crunchy coooode!
#11 Posted by Ghostiet (5225 posts) -
@Jrad said:
" @Make_Me_Mad said:
" Now where's the Dwarf Fortress documentary? "
It'd just be a man sitting at his computer for 20 hours a day, coding away. Occasionally, he would see headlines extolling the ridiculous amount of money Minecraft roped in. Wiping a single tear from his cheek, he would continue to program without pause. "
No, he wouldn't. Because losing is fun.
#12 Posted by Droop (1828 posts) -

I pledged, but I hardly play Minecraft. Really like the short doc that 2PP did though.

#13 Posted by Toms115 (2316 posts) -

i was pretty surprised by how much i liked the short they made so i'm pretty stoked to see it.

#14 Posted by michaelfossbakk (236 posts) -

I really like the short portion that they put out already. Can't wait for this.

#15 Posted by Mikemcn (6955 posts) -
@PhatSeeJay said:
" @Jrad said:
" @Make_Me_Mad said:
" Now where's the Dwarf Fortress documentary? "
It'd just be a man sitting at his computer for 20 hours a day, coding away. Occasionally, he would see headlines extolling the ridiculous amount of money Minecraft roped in. Wiping a single tear from his cheek, he would continue to program without pause. "
I am a dwarf and I'm crunching some cooode! Crunchy, crunchy coooode! "
Reference to the yogcast videos?
#16 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -
@Mikemcn said:
" @PhatSeeJay said:
" @Jrad said:
" @Make_Me_Mad said:
" Now where's the Dwarf Fortress documentary? "
It'd just be a man sitting at his computer for 20 hours a day, coding away. Occasionally, he would see headlines extolling the ridiculous amount of money Minecraft roped in. Wiping a single tear from his cheek, he would continue to program without pause. "
I am a dwarf and I'm crunching some cooode! Crunchy, crunchy coooode! "
Reference to the yogcast videos? "
Yes. Hard to think of a dwarf working on anything without starting to sing that now.
#17 Posted by Einherjan (582 posts) -

I'd hit it.

#18 Posted by Mikemcn (6955 posts) -
@PhatSeeJay said:
" @Mikemcn said:
" @PhatSeeJay said:
" @Jrad said:
" @Make_Me_Mad said:
" Now where's the Dwarf Fortress documentary? "
It'd just be a man sitting at his computer for 20 hours a day, coding away. Occasionally, he would see headlines extolling the ridiculous amount of money Minecraft roped in. Wiping a single tear from his cheek, he would continue to program without pause. "
I am a dwarf and I'm crunching some cooode! Crunchy, crunchy coooode! "
Reference to the yogcast videos? "
Yes. Hard to think of a dwarf working on anything without starting to sing that now. "
Haha, it sorta sets the bar for dwarf mining behavior. 
#19 Posted by Dalai (6997 posts) -

I guess the next logical step is the Minecraft off-Broadway play.

#20 Posted by ToxikPandaKoi (109 posts) -

i like the video (:

#21 Posted by Theavy (78 posts) -

Those credits are going to be fucking loooooong

#22 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -
@ThatFrood said:
" I can't see this being good. "
#23 Posted by GamerDub (16 posts) -

I like the vid too. I think it's an interesting idea to do a documentary on a game. If people want to donate their money to such a cause I don't blame them or disagree the money could be spent on something "better." Donating to something you value like a Minecraft documentary isn't wrong. The documentary is interesting to those how view "Notch" as a hero of sorts, or even those who just like playing Minecraft. When you think about it a 'documentary' is just that, a way to document history. Nothing is 'better' than others for documentaries, it's just capturing history is all. 

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