Have you guys heard of the latest thing sweeping the Internet? It’s a little game called Minecraft and it’s doing pretty well apparently. By ‘pretty well’ I mean, it’s just passed 8 million copies sold for PC and Mac.
Congrats, Mojang! This makes Minecraft the… (counting)… ninth best-selling video game for PC (including Mac and Linux, for what it’s worth, tee hee) ever, right in front of Guild Wars Prophecies and StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, right behind Half-Life and Skyrim, but nowhere near The Sims or The Sims 2.
When asked to comment on the success of their baby, Jeb said, “I can’t think of anything clever to say. It’s simply amazing”, while Notch responded with a series of random characters. No, really:
“69I960EHE0A4A0IVG0EHE02500R4R0G1T30PLJ00V6V0EHE0V1U01V10U5U0VGV0V4R”, he said. They might not be random, knowing Notch’s love of cryptic puzzles, so if you figure out an explanation, do let us know in the comments.