Microsoft will be airing a featuring-length documentary chronicling the rise of the indie sensation Minecraft this weekend on Xbox Live. The film is called Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, and follows Minecraft’s creator, Markus Persson, as he builds his empire from the ground up. The film airs Saturday, December 22, 8pm EST in the US (7pm GMT in Europe), and will be free to watch for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.
The documentary was produced by 2 Player Productions, a company well known for their work on the video blogs for Double Fine’s Kickstarter project, Double Fine Adventure.
So mark your calendars. And while you patiently wait for the premiere, here is a trailer to tide you over.
Erik Norris is the Gaming Editor for CraveOnline. You can follow him on Twitter @Regular_Erik.