Minecraft's Creator Thinks This Video is a Fake; This Video's Creators Insist It's Real. Is It?

The gang behind that enormous stop-motion Tetris animation in Minecraft have struck again, and this time they have really outdone themselves. It's a gargantuan stop-motion animation of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, covering the opening montage and the first three minutes of gameplay. Thing is, Minecraft's creator himself, Markus "Notch" Persson, believes it is a fake.

"This stop motion video feels exactly the same to me," he wrote on Reddit. "It's too perfect, it would be much easier to automate, and it spends a lot of effort trying to convince me it's real."


MinecraftA2Z's behind-the-scenes video certainly does go to some lengths to show their work, knowing they'll face a horde of commenters calling it all a fake. They video documents the level's creation, saying it took 1,167 individual screens and five weeks to build.

Notch basically concedes he has no direct evidence that they've faked the animation, but remains skeptical. "The 1,167 screens won't, as I could extract them myself from that youtube video," he continues. "If you DID do this all legitimately, then I apologize, and I hope you find some pride in having fooled me so bad I openly accuse you of cheating. ;D"

The creative team seems to be taking the accusation in stride and seem to be preparing a time-lapse making-of video for their next project, which will involve Kirby.

Zelda! [MinecraftA2Z.net]

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