As we head into a new year, one of the biggest games out there remains the independent blockbuster Minecraft. Released back in November 2011 on the PC, the sandbox game from Swedish programmer Markus “Notch” Persson sold over 453,000 copies on Christmas Eve on PC alone. The franchise has sold nearly18 million copies across Xbox Live Arcade (over 4 million downloads), PC (over 8.7 million copies) and mobile (over 5 million downloads on Apple iOS and Google Android devices).
The man who works directly with this huge community of gamers at Curse, which runs the official Minecraft Forums, is Tommy Carpenter. He talks about the diverse range of gamers who explore this open world and build new virtual experiences, block by block.