Minecraft: 500,000 Copies Sold and Counting, Halloween Update is Live

By Allen Park

November 1, 2010

A couple days ago indie developer Mojang AB announced that its indie darling Minecraft has sold over 500,000 copies and is pushing 1.6 million registered users.  For a glitchy, janky game that’s still in the Alpha stage of development, I’d say those are some pretty impressive numbers.

With a Halloween update that was just released over the weekend, Mojang AB is sure to have an even greater surge of players.  The Halloween update brought new features including different kinds of blocks and a new underground area called Hell “The Slip”.  If you’re still iffy on the game, PC Gamer has an in-depth, insane hands-on of the update that displays some pretty creepy visuals.  Who knew that Hell in block form could be so disturbing?  You can purchase Minecraft here.

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Allen Park

Allen is an utter whore of a gamer; he's completely open-minded to all games, be they AAA blockbusters or $5 casual children's games. His focus is on indie games specifically, valuing gameplay and ingenuity over sparkly visuals and ridiculous gimmicks. When he's not geeking out over the newest art game, he's out toning his sexy, sculpted shoulders while surfing epic 1.5ft waves, or having a good time with local, high-gravity microbrews.

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