There are 12 Minecraft records in the new gaming Guinness Book of World Records

Ben Parfitt
There are 12 Minecraft records in the new gaming Guinness Book of World Records

The phenomenon that is Minecraft now has 12 world records.

IGN reports that the entries can be found in the Guinness Book of World Records 2015: Gamer's Edition, although it's probably not fair to say the game has 12 world records – by our count only four of them are records that are not exclusively limited to Minecraft itself.

They are:

  • Best-Selling Indie Game: Not 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.
  • Most Popular Game Beta: Over 10 million people played the beta between December 20, 2012, and November 18, 2011.
  • 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-Played Xbox Live Game: As of May last year, Minecraft Xbox 360 players have spend 1.75 billion hours (or 199,722 years), playing the game.

And the remaining eight:

  • Longest Marathon on Minecraft: 24 hours and 10 minutes, by Austrian gamer Martin Fornleitner playing on a Sony Xperia Play handset.
  • Largest Indie Game Convention: 7500 people attended MineCon 2013.
  • First Country Modelled at Full Scale in a Video Game: Last 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 Minecraft: The 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 World: 2,622 players crammed into a server run by YouTube channel Yogscast.
  • Most Minecraft Snow Golems Built in One Minute: 70, accomplished by gamer Nachtigall Vaz.
  • Most-Downloaded Minecraft Project: The Dropper, a mod in which you must fall through obstacles without hitting them, has been downloaded 1,145,546 times.

Longest Journey in Minecraft: Kurt J. Mac travelled 919,592 miles for charity in Minecraft's Survival mode.

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