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20,000,000 Minecraft Registrations: U Jelly?
Why didn't I think of that?
Good for Markus "Notch" Persson
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Minecraft has nearly 20 million registered users and nearly a quarter of them paid more than $20 to buy the game (cha-ching!). From the Minecraft website:
Minecraft is developed by Markus Persson. It's been under development since about May 10, 2009.

19,685,555 registered users, of which 4,601,140 (23.37%) have bought the game.

In the last 24 hours, 51,292 people registered, and 7,925 people bought the game.

These numbers mean that Minecraft will surpass the 20,000,000 registration mark this week. Yet, most adults haven't heard of one of the most popular internet games ever. Markus "Notch" Persson designed and programmed the game in less than a week. Wikipedia describes Minecraft, its origins and popularity:
The game was officially released at MineCon on November 18, 2011. Minecraft was developed for about a week before its public release on May 17, 2009, on the TIGSource forums, where it gained a considerable level of popularity. It has been continually updated and patched since then, and while it was still in alpha release, it garnered several hundred thousand sales and received critical notice and acclaim from many reviewers. It passed a million units sold on January 12, 2011, less than a month after reaching Beta. By November 7, 2011, the game had sold 4 million units.
These numbers convert to millions and millions of dollars in profits for a Swede nearly 30 years old.

This reminds me of the "Jump to Conclusions Mat" from "Office Space":

"U Jelly?" refers to a meme:
U Jelly? is an online catchphrase used as a shorthand for “you jealous?”

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  • The Spanish Inquisition 2013/06/28 18:00:06 (edited)
    Good for Markus "Notch" Persson
    The Spanish Inquisition
    forgot to count that some people have private servers with cracked clients.
  • Daniel 2013/06/20 22:40:52
    Why didn't I think of that?
    Daniel
    Yes, quite jelly
  • Cunning Stunts 2012/10/29 15:09:44
    Why didn't I think of that?
    Cunning Stunts
    I came, I saw, I went to pornhub to come again.
  • Jessica 2012/02/13 08:47:49
    Good for Markus "Notch" Persson
    Jessica
    Epic.
  • Keichi Morisato 2012/02/13 04:12:30 (edited)
    Good for Markus "Notch" Persson
    Keichi Morisato
    its a decent game it has zombies zombie slaying and it is a sandbox game that is evolving.

  • lazy panda :D 2012/02/11 02:25:04
    Why didn't I think of that?
    lazy panda :D
    want
  • Spudski 2012/02/04 07:25:49
    Good for Markus "Notch" Persson
    Spudski
    +1
    I bought the game a while back. definitely worth it. it's fun and I love to support indie devs as I myself am one.
  • Ben 2012/02/01 21:48:23
    Why didn't I think of that?
    Ben
    I've never played...
  • Keichi ... Ben 2012/02/13 04:13:23 (edited)
    Keichi Morisato
    if you like building things then you might like it.
  • Sam LeFay 2012/01/21 02:14:46
    Good for Markus "Notch" Persson
    Sam LeFay
    Er, different strokes for different folks. I find it soooooooo boring.
  • Terrance Earle 2012/01/20 20:55:15
    Good for Markus "Notch" Persson
    Terrance Earle
    He is one of my favorite indie developers. His marketing method is a pure example of why SOPA should not exist. It'll teach people they need to become more competitive in the free market of the internet. These movie developers and song writers need to take notice of such strong and powerful people. Adopt and adapt to the new methods media brings us.
  • Phil 2012/01/19 13:05:17
    Good for Markus "Notch" Persson
    Phil
  • ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠ 2012/01/15 02:21:10
    Why didn't I think of that?
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    +1
    They need to add horses to he game. :/
  • Ruby De... ☠ Live ... 2012/01/15 02:48:29
    Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of PHAET
    Agreed! Though riding pigs is a lot of fun.
  • ☠ Live ... Ruby De... 2012/01/15 02:51:25
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    +1
    Yup, I just wish you could actually stear them! XD
  • Ruby De... ☠ Live ... 2012/01/15 02:57:09
    Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of PHAET
    That would be good. I'm not sure if the Mo' Creatures mod does horses or not. You might want to check it out in the Minecraft forum.
  • ☠ Live ... Ruby De... 2012/01/15 02:59:28
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    +1
    Well, I just use a free server I found, didn't buy the game; can you still get mods through it? This is the site I use..
    www.minecraftforfree.com
  • Ruby De... ☠ Live ... 2012/01/15 03:08:19
    Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of PHAET
    I've only ever used the singleplayer mods, actually bought the game to play multiplayer. That site would have been amazing otherwise.

    You can download free versions of the game and the mods will work, but if you play multiplayer exclusively, I'm not sure there's any point.
  • ☠ Live ... Ruby De... 2012/01/15 03:20:10
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    +1
    Nice; I've been hesitent to download it because I was worried it would slow my computer down, but I don't think it'll do too much harm..
  • Ruby De... ☠ Live ... 2012/01/15 03:27:08
    Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of PHAET
    +1
    It depends on what you're running. My first laptop couldn't handle it but my new one can.
    Here's a link to system requirements for playing it.

    http://www.systemrequirements...
  • ☠ Live ... Ruby De... 2012/01/15 17:09:50
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    +1
    Thanks! :)
  • TomB205 ☠ Live ... 2013/05/11 02:01:00
    TomB205
    You can steer them using "carrot on a stick" It's a combination of carrots and a fishing pole. The pig chases the carrot.
  • CheeseUkato 2012/01/15 01:37:14 (edited)
    Good for Markus "Notch" Persson
    CheeseUkato
    +1
    Very addicting game,I've been playing since alpha ;') No regrets.So many changes though...although it's still as fun as hell! XD
  • GoatHorns 2012/01/14 08:17:18
    Good for Markus "Notch" Persson
    GoatHorns
    good for the guy, but man that game looks boring as HELL. I'll stick to fallout: 3
  • Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of ... 2012/01/13 12:52:33
    Good for Markus "Notch" Persson
    Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of PHAET
    +2
    I love Minecraft, bought it in beta for the discount.

    Some of my best creations

    Ship

    Hotel

    Bat signal

    Richard lfg

    Robocop

    sub zero

    I have to say though, using memes and then feeling the need to explain them is cringeworthy.
  • Sandman366 Ruby De... 2012/01/13 20:11:04
    Sandman366
    You screwed up Richard's quote. It's "FOR Pony", not "Pony". And you gave him more of a contemplative look than he'd like.
  • Ruby De... Sandman366 2012/01/13 20:14:32
    Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of PHAET
    +2
    It's actually from an official LFG t shirt, that I pixelated in paint.

    https://shop.blindferret.com/...
  • Sandman366 Ruby De... 2012/01/18 17:40:42
    Sandman366
    Sad that they screwed up their own quote, lol....
  • Ruby De... Sandman366 2012/01/19 01:11:37
    Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of PHAET
    I'm pretty sure Lartist designs the shirts himself, so if he's happy with it, I am.
  • Melizmatic Sandman366 2012/01/13 21:12:24
  • Sandman366 Melizmatic 2012/01/18 17:45:45
  • Melizmatic Sandman366 2012/01/18 17:49:32
    Melizmatic
    After you, "Mr Perfect."
  • CheeseU... Ruby De... 2012/01/15 01:38:23
    CheeseUkato
    +5
    How did you...I don't even... *faints*
  • Ruby De... CheeseU... 2012/01/15 02:47:55
    Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of PHAET
    For the pixel art, I do everything in Paint first so when it comes to making it I just count the blocks.

    For the ship and the hotel, it was just a lot of trial and error until it looked right. I experiment with a lot of mods too to get the different textures and extra items. The hotel has working elevators inside and 18 rooms set up with a bedroom, kitchen and lounge area.
  • Roberto 2012/01/11 21:52:46
    Good for Markus "Notch" Persson
    Roberto
    +1
    It's a great game, I have downloaded this game in my PC
  • wpsark 2012/01/11 20:50:08
    Good for Markus "Notch" Persson
    wpsark
    +1
    I've never played it but guess I'll have to check it out now.
  • Rocko 2012/01/10 09:48:17
    Why didn't I think of that?
    Rocko
    +2
    love this game :) so addicting
  • Fef Rocko 2012/01/10 22:26:02
    Fef
    +1
    did you register and pay for the full version? How long has you played it?
  • Rocko Fef 2012/01/14 13:31:19
    Rocko
    yep ,and about 1 or 2 mos now
  • JustMe 2012/01/10 08:38:01
    Good for Markus "Notch" Persson
    JustMe
    +1
    I have no idea what it is, but he obviously found something people like, and good job

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