Minecraft: The Story of Mojang hits DVD December 23

On December 23, Minecraft fans will get their chance to pick up a DVD copy of 2 Player Productions' documentary, Minecraft: The Story of Mojang. This follows its debut on your Xbox 360 this Saturday, December 22.

The DVD will be on sale through Fangamer for $20, with the first 7,000 copies coming wrapped in a custom "dirt brown" case, and including a reversible cover and a code for a free download of the film in 720p HD. Otherwise, you can hit up the official site on Sunday and stream or purchase from there. But after you're done, get back to playing Minecraft proper – that massive lava tower isn't going to build itself.
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WORLDWIDE - On Sunday, December 23rd at 12:00am EST (9pm PST/11pm GMT/10pm CET) Minecraft: The Story of Mojang will be available for sale worldwide on DVD through Fangamer and digital download and streaming at theminecraftmovie.com, powered by Redux.

Fangamer will carry the DVD copy of the film for $20.00 USD, the first 7000 copies of which will feature a limited-edition custom "dirt brown" DVD case, a reversible cover with unique b-side art, and a redemption code for a free 720p copy of the movie. Digital content provider Redux will provide download-to-own versions of the film, and streaming across the web, mobile, tablets, and connected TVs for $8.00 USD.

On Saturday, December 22nd at 8:00 pm EST (5pm PST/7pm GMT/8pm CET), Minecraft will premiere as a one-time-only live event on Xbox Live in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, France, Finland and Sweden. The film will be free for all Xbox Live Gold members.

The documentary follows Minecraft creator Markus Persson after his rise to fame in 2011 and examines the ins and outs of building a video game company. Minecraft continues to be a international sensation having sold over 17.5 million copies worldwide.

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang was funded by 3,641 backers via Kickstarter.com and took nearly two years to produce. Since the film was crowd-funded, 2 Player Productions decided to eschew the traditional methods of distribution and festival screenings.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.