Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Minecraft Breaks 12 World Records

Minecraft has broken 12 world records, is the newest released Guinness Book of World Records 2015: Gamer's Edition. The world records are as listed below. 

  •  Longest Marathon on Minecraft24 hours and 10 minutes, by Austrian gamer Martin Fornleitner playing on a Sony Xperia Play handset.
  • Best Selling Indie GameNot including the console versions with big publishers, Mojang has sold 16,176,201 copies on PC and Mac. Mojang's website now says that number is over 18 million.
  • Largest Indie Game Convention7500 people attended MineCon 2013.
  • First Country Modeled at Full Scale in a Video GameLast year, the Danish Geodata Agency released a 1:1-scale recreation of Denmark. Yes, every building and feature of the 16,602 square mile country was accounted for. It includes four billion blocks.
  • Largest Real-World Place Created in MinecraftThe UK Ordinance Survey created a map of Britain and its islands using 22 million blocks to cover over 86,000 square miles of land. Each block represents 538 square feet.
  • Most Concurrent Players in One Minecraft World2,622 players crammed into a server run by YouTube channel Yogscast.
  • Most Popular Game BetaOver 10 million people played the beta between December 20, 2012, and November 18, 2011.
  • Most Minecraft Snow Golems Built in One Minute70, accomplished by gamer Nachtigall Vaz.
  • Most Viewed Fan Film Based on a Video Game"'Revenge' - A Minecraft Parody of Usher's DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love - Crafted Using Noteblocks" by YouTuber CaptainSparklez was viewed 139,888,399 times when it earned the record.
  • Most Downloaded Minecraft ProjectThe Dropper, a mod in which you must fall through obstacles without hitting them, has been downloaded 1,145,546 times.
  • Most Played Xbox Live GameAs of May last year, Minecraft Xbox 360 players have spend 1.75 billion hours playing the game.
  • Longest Journey in MinecraftKurt J. Mac traveled 919,592 miles for charity in Minecraft's Survival mode.

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