The Story of Minecraft

By Norman Chan

Excerpt from a new book out today.

Wired has a long excerpt from Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson's new book about the origins, making of, and unlikely success of Minecraft. Through interviews with Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson, his friends, family, and other game developers, Goldberg and Larsson trace the lineage of Minecraft's development history, including its roots in games like Dungeon Keeper and Infiniminer. Turns out, a lot of people like building bridges and castles on their computers.