Minecraft: the story behind the first Minecraft

In 1999, a developer named Chris Hadfield and his colleagues at Valve Software had the idea to make a virtual world in which players could construct their own houses and other objects.

The game soon became known as Minecraft, but it also evolved into a sprawling virtual world.

In this series, we’re taking a look at the history of the world’s first game, which was first released in 2003 and is now one of the most talked-about online games in history.

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