December 17th 2012 2:16 pm PT

“Minecraft: The Story of Mojang” to air on Xbox LIVE this Saturday


Minecraft fans:. This Saturday, December 22, we’ll be airing World Premiering the new documentary Minecraft: The Story of Mojang. The movie follows Minecraft creator Markus Persson after his rise to fame in 2011 and examines the ins and outs of building a video company.

This world premiere will air for free for Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, France, Finland and Sweden
. Just added: Germany, Denmark, Netherlands and Norway

For Xbox LIVE Gold Members in those countries, check out the Minecraft tile on your Xbox LIVE dashboard for local viewing times and a trailer for the documentary.



Xbox LIVE Members in Europe can watch it at : 7:00 PM GMT / 8:00 PM CET  

Xbox LIVE Members in the US can catch it at : 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT

This is a one-time showing and will not be available on-demand following the broadcast.


Also, be sure to hit for info about the next Minecraft update and a new skins pack that’s available.


Xbox 360, Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Russell Gorall

    This is what I pay for Gold for?

    • Matthew Berning

      No, you pay for Gold so that you can play games online on a service that is actually regulated. This is just a perk for paying, that may or may not interest you. If you don’t think the online play is worth it, stop paying.

      • Russell Gorall

        Why do I need Gold to watch this, then? Am I not also paying for Gold to enjoy stuff like this? Honest question.

        If you think it is worth it, keep paying.

        • AlanStrangis

          If you actually READ his response, the answer is in there. This is a perk for those who DO consider the online GAMING service worth paying for.

          • Russell Gorall

            The same type of thing is free for other console’s online service, so how is this worth paying for?

      • Curtis Isabell

        no, you pay $5 a month for services that are free on every other console and on PC.

  • Nils Schaffer

    No germany? :(

  • Lianne

    Glad to be able to finally see this! I’ve wanted to watch this after watching “Indie Game The Movie”.

  • Crucio – Julien

    Couldn’t get this in Canada? Weird.

  • Thad Vein

    No love for Canada eh?

  • Project K-2

    Finally Portugal get something!
    We don’t usually get any Apps, free content or games with our language, but at least we got some movie to see.

  • Zbigniew Borowski

    I just hope it won’t be blocked by a region and I’ll be able to see this using my GB account in Poland. Can you verify this, Larry?

    • Zbigniew Borowski

      Hey, Major Nelson! I’m still waiting for your answer to my question: will I be able to see this from my GB account but from Poland?

      • mcmax3000

        Not likely. Video on XBL is generally IP restricted.

  • Chris Grub

    How can Canadians watch? Are we going to have to pretend we live in the US again and hide our IP adresses to watch this?

  • chris

    Why say World Premiering when only a select few get to see it

    • Matt Cullinane

      A “World” Premiere is the premiere of something for the first time in the world.

  • ElektroDragon

    If you want a real indie video game documentary, check out Indie Game: The Movie, about Fez, Super Meat Boy, and Braid creation. Much better than a movie about one game only, and in my opinion, a terrible game at that. Yes, I hate Minecraft!

    • Russell Gorall

      I saw that off Netflix, very good.

  • Alex Smith

    What’s a “video company” do exactly? ;)

  • cjschris

    Pfft, it’s not like Australia speaks English or anything. Don’t mind us guys. #piracy

  • ::: le Tom :::

    Aired only on xbox? what about dedicated PC fans?

    • mcmax3000

      It’s airing first on Xbox. It will be available for other people afterwards (as far as I know).

  • LarZen

    *sigh* So we have to “hide” Our ip’s again to watch something that all paying XBL users should have acess to..

  • Mathias Claeys

    Cool, for once they didn’t forget Belgium! Thanks!

  • Russell Gorall

    Why do we need a subscription service to watch what amounts to as an ad?

    I am used to paying to see ads, as I pay for Gold, but why not just let stuff like this out for everyone?

    • mcmax3000

      A movie is an ad now?


  • Bennijin

    Wow, this sounds INCREDIBLY dull.

  • M1N3 Magazine

    Getting excited for the doc!

  • Major Nelson

    Great news: Germany,
    Denmark, Netherlands and Norway have just been added to the list!

    • flatscan

      Could you add Canada next? We’ve already bought our tickets and we’re freezing out here!

  • Ryan Davies

    Some love for New Zealand please

  • menbutts

    it’s 8:03 and it keeps looping the trailer

  • Courtland Underwood

    How do i watch it?!

  • Courtland Underwood

    and theres no tile heck ive got the live event player and nothing!

  • menbutts

    just loops the trailer, meh whatever the creators put it on p-bay…ease of use, leading cause of torrenting

    • Courtland Underwood

      How do i watch it and theres no tile heck ive got the live event player and nothing!

  • menbutts

    has anyone figured out how to watch this on xbox?

  • Christopher Lee

    Just an FYI Microsoft. Canada is a country too. It would be nice to get some of this stuff up here. We aren’t that far away from the USA.

  • NarcoSleepy

    Live ONLY? Lame.