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Minecraft Classic

Minecraft Classic

With over 91 million players monthly, Minecraft is one of the most successful and beloved games since its creation in 2009. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Minecraft, Mojang teamed up with North Kingdom to re-create the classic game in a web-browser experience, making it accessible to the entire world.

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With over 91 million players monthly on different PCs and consoles, Minecraft is one of the most successful games since its creation in 2009. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, Mojang teamed up with North Kingdom to re-create the classic Minecraft game, based on the classical version that was created a decade ago.

CHALLENGE

With limited access to old playable versions of the game and with assets no longer accessible, this was an exciting challenge.

How were we going to transform the elements of the classic game into a brand new browser-based experience?

RESULTS

We solved this by using memories of key roles at Mojang and old builds that were dug up. Then, the puzzling began to build the full experience of the classic version. Starting on May 17th, the classic game is made accessible for free online - opening up the endless possibilities of Minecraft to the world. This way, we bridge the gap between the first generation of players, and the next generation of players experiencing Minecraft for the first time.

Minecraft on Twitter

You know what's better than new content? Good ol' nostalgia! To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Minecraft, we're releasing MINECRAFT CLASSIC to your browser. Play the original creative mode, complete with 32 blocks and all the beloved bugs! ↣ https://t.co/7pGSj3omzR ↢

Mikael Pawlo 🚩 on Twitter

We talk to little about North Kingdom - probably one of the best interactive agencies in the world. And now this genius move, recreating @notch's original vision of the @Minecraft game - INCLUDING BUGS https://t.co/8inw60vLMT

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Minecraft on Twitter

You know what's better than new content? Good ol' nostalgia! To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Minecraft, we're releasing MINECRAFT CLASSIC to your browser. Play the original creative mode, complete with 32 blocks and all the beloved bugs! ↣ https://t.co/7pGSj3omzR ↢

The Verge on Twitter

You can now play Minecraft Classic in your browser https://t.co/enAUf3FVCV

Thord D. Hedengren on Twitter

This is really impressive! https://t.co/CLxBtaNXK5

TechRadar on Twitter

Minecraft Classic can now be played for free in your web browser https://t.co/U60jI6NcoJ

TechSpot on Twitter

Mojang launches 'Mincraft Classic' for web browsers https://t.co/CfkqTpJNGN

PC Gamer on Twitter

Play Minecraft Classic in your browser https://t.co/OrRFLet1aU

GamesRadar+ on Twitter

You can now play Minecraft for free in your browser to celebrate its 10-year anniversary, because who needs free time? https://t.co/xaENzfiDoi

Kotaku on Twitter

Minecraft is now a browser game, is still good: https://t.co/eCOlLYUx2M

Engadget on Twitter

Play the original 'Minecraft' in your browser, for free https://t.co/fydioihbw3

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We’ve worked close to the Minecraft team on Mojang to replicate the features and behaviors of the classic game. Have fun!

Try the game here!

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