Minecraft comes out of beta; version 1.0 released


After two years of development and millions of dollars of sales (of an unfinished product, no less!), sandbox building game Minecraft has come of age and out of beta, receiving a 1.0 release.

What began as a one-man project by developer Markus “Notch” Persson and helped establish his independent game studio Mojang is now complete, with “The End” — an aptly-named end game realm if I say so myself.

The release was marked by Markus “Notch” Persson giving the Minecraft community a little pat on the back:

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