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    Greetings Pirate Bay!

    This is 2 Player Productions here, and we hoped we could be the first to
    upload our new movie "Minecraft: The Story of Mojang".  We've never uploaded
    a torrent before so hopefully this isn't all screwed up.

    We wanted to come here first because we knew the movie would end up here
    eventually, and the best thing to do seemed to be opening a dialogue.
    Torrents and piracy are a way of life and it probably won't be going
    anywhere anytime soon.  There are many people that want to punish you for
    that, but we have a more realistic outlook on things.

    We've been there.  We've all needed to do it at some point.  Maybe you don't
    have the money.  Maybe you want to try before you buy.  Maybe you're pissed
    at us for premiering the movie on Xbox Live.  These are all fine reasons.
    But if you feel that piracy is, in Gabe Newell's words, "a service problem,"
    please consider that we are selling DRM free digital downloads that you can
    watch in whatever manner you please.

    We're just three guys trying to make a living doing what we love.  We love
    the world of video games, and we love making it real.  If you buy the movie,
    you support those efforts.  The reason we Kickstarted this movie in the
    first place was that we didn't have enough money to make it ourselves, and
    even then, we still put A LOT of our own money into it.  Not to mention
    nearly two years of work.

    Watch the movie.  Hopefully you'll like it, and understand what we're trying
    to do.  Please consider supporting us by buying the $8 DRM-free digital
    download of the movie at www.theminecraftmovie.com, or the $20 DVD from

    We've worked with a lot of amazing people in the games industry and had the
    incredible fortune to make some great films the way we wanted to make them.
    Please consider helping us continue on this path.  The best has yet to come.


Really great stuff! Appreciate what 2pp is doing...

They also do an excellent job at filming the progress of the DFA (Double Fine Adventure)

If you are a backer of DFA, you can watch the Mojang movie on their private backers forum, it is being streamed, today (Dec 23) only.

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