Minecraft: Story Mode
Minecraft: Story Mode is an episodic point-and-click adventure game based on the sandbox survival game Minecraft. It was developed by Telltale Games in association with Mojang, the original developer of Minecraft. Similar to TellTale's previous games, the player's choices and actions have significant effects on later story elements.
Minecraft: Story Mode was announced in December 2014, by Mojang as a mini adventure game "Info Quest II", and by Telltale in a blog post. The first trailer for the game was released during MineCon 2015 in July. A playable demo was available at PAX Prime 2015 in August. At PAX, both Aureylian and Guude conducted interviews with Telltale's Head of Communications, Job J. Stauffer, about the upcoming release of the game.
Mindcrack members Aureylian, BlameTC, Guude, JSano19, Pakratt0013, PauseUnpause, VintageBeef, and W92Baj have all released footage of the game to YouTube. paulsoaresjr played after having left Mindcrack.
Episode 1, The Order of the Stone, was released on 13 October 2015. The episode was previewed with a trailer released on 1 October. JSano19 did a 'first impressions' video of the episode. BlameTC's playthrough of the episode was incomplete.
Episode 2, Assembly Required, was released on 27 October 2015. Although PauseUnpause finished his playthrough of episode 1, he did not released any video of episode 2.
Episode 3, The Last Place You Look, was released on 24 November 2015. The episode was previewed with a trailer released on 19 November. Although Aureylian and W92Baj finished their playthroughs of episode 2, they are both yet to release any video of episode 3.
Minecraft: Story Mode had its own dedicated two hour segment during the 2015 Mindcrack Marathon, on 7 November from 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST (UTC-08:00). SethBling played through episode 1, dictating his gameplay decisions to whomever had the controller at the time. He was joined by a changing group of Mindcrackers, largely Guude and Docm77, along with Telltale employees Nathan Ortega (Community and Video Manager) and Laura Perusco (Creative Communications Manager) as guests.
$7420.39 was raised for Extra Life during the segment, accounting for 3.7% of the $200,000 marathon goal. Near the end of the segment, five minutes before UHC #ForTheKidsTwo was expected to start, Guude mentioned that there was 11,000 concurrent viewers.
- Owen (18 December 2014). "Play Info Quest II. You might learn something…". Mojang. <https://mojang.com/2014/12/play-info-quest-ii-you-might-learn-something/>.
- puzzlebox (December 2014). "Telltale and Mojang Developing 'Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series' for 2015". Telltale. <https://www.telltalegames.com/blog/88513/>.
- TelltaleGames (4 July 2015). "Minecraft: Story Mode [Minecon 2015 Trailer]". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAnRtMEDrvU>.
- jobjstauffer (21 August 2015). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/jobjstauffer/status/634761124488065027>.
- Aureylian (3 September 2015). "MINECRAFT STORY MODE! An Interview with TellTale from PAX Prime 2015". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn80MhuhIsQ>.
- GuudeBoulderfist (16 September 2015). "TellTale Minecraft Story Mode - PAX Prime Interview with Job Stauffer". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZSBR_os29o>.
- VintageBeef (5 November 2015). "Minecraft: Story Mode - Build Contest!". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mQR1pvt2og>.
- paulsoaresjr (13 October 2015). "Minecraft: Story Mode "Order of the Stone" Walkthrough Part 1". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Xu5GEiJL80>.
- TelltaleGames (1 October 2015). "'Minecraft: Story Mode' Episode 1 - 'The Order of the Stone' Trailer". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcKmyM6YQY8>.
- JSano19 (13 October 2015). "'Minecraft: Story Mode -First Look - Episode One: The Order of the Stone (Telltale Games)". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkdoQicPMfY>.
- TelltaleGames (19 November 2015). "Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 3 Trailer". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXKJulRRU4c>.
- MindcrackNetwork (7 November 2015). "Minecraft: Story Mode Part 3". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mindcracknetwork/v/24579189?t=44m20s>.