Minecraft: The Story of Mojang—the 2012 documentary about the game, its creator and its impact on video gaming culture—is now free to watch in its entirety thanks to YouTube. You can watch it all here—but you'll need an hour and 45 minutes to do so.

The documentary is by 2 Player Productions and explores the phenomenon of the game through a number of different perspectives. Players, especially those who have made some of the mesmerizing models and recreations within the game, figure prominently. Developers like Tim Schafer and Peter Molyneux also weigh in on Minecraft's importance. Writers, including our own Stephen Totilo, provide their thoughts as well. For a more detailed discussion of the film you can see Matt Hawkins' review from last December.

Minecraft has been a phenomenon, an unconditionally Great Game, for so long its accolades and landmark status might, for some, seem now like undeserved hype. Minecraft: The Story of Mojang is a solid argument why the game's praise is richly deserved and why it has such a devoted fanbase.

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