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2 Player Productions' Minecraft short online / Raising $ for feature-length doc

2 Player Productions2 Player Productions Registered User regular
edited February 2011 in Games and Technology
Hello, old friends.

*If you want to skip to the point, click here!*

Some of you may remember us as the crew that produced Season 1 of "Penny Arcade: The Series" and "Reformat the Planet." Once our PATV era came to an end, we began to map out our next step and planned to produce a gaming/tech documentary series of our own. For the pilot, we traveled to Sweden and made a 20-minute short about the first week in the life of Mojang, the development house built upon the financial success of Minecraft.

As it came together, we realized that a series wasn't the answer. Not now, at any rate. Instead, we had a rare opportunity to document the entire first year of a high-profile studio that already had a smash hit to its name. This, however, is an exceedingly costly endeavor and we want to do right by the game we love so much.

To that end, we've decided to launch a fundraising campaign that reaches out to the fan community because you guys get why Minecraft matters. If we hit our goal within the next 32 days, the movie is a go and will come out next year! If we don't, your donation never leaves your bank account and the project dies on the table T___T.

To express our gratitude, we're offering some unique Minecraft rewards that include (but are not limited to) a Creeper wind-up toy, a print of an in-game landscape autographed by Notch, and a real pickaxe that's mounted on a display plaque signed by the whole Mojang team. For a full list of rewards, project details, and a link to the full 20-minute piece, please visit us at:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2pp/minecraft-the-story-of-mojang

Thank you kindly for your time, PAForums.
2 Player Productions

tl;dr: We're raising money to make a documentary about Minecraft/Mojang.Click here to watch the 20 minute proof-of-concept and donate to our Kickstarter!

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I heard about this Minecraft documentary you guys were working on a few weeks ago; will definitely check out what you've done so far.

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  • Shorn Scrotum ManShorn Scrotum Man Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Looks sweet. Love the work you guys did on Season 1. I'll kick in some tonight.

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  • Edith UpwardsEdith Upwards Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So, if you're going to do this, will you talk to Notch's accountant?

    I would actually be very interested in the specifics of Mojang's finances, and Sweden's taxes.

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  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Gave this a watch last night and it was good to put some faces to names :) Quite interested in what they're planning next, with it apparently being very different to Minecraft. Based on a more established genre or something else entirely new??

    Alas my work computer appears to be blocking your donation link, so I'll take a gander at it tonight

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    28 days to go and they've already raised half the amount needed. Not bad.

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    All they need is a link on the front page and they'd have more than enough donations

    Also great use of the Minecraft music and a good decision to use it in the doc

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