Lion King, Recreated for Minecraft

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CraftedMovie uploaded a remake of Lion King in a Minecraft machinima. Featuring the song “Circle of Life”, the video show how the Lion King film would look like with Minecraft’s assets, characters and graphics. Hit the play button at the video below:

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Minecraft Sells 4.5 Million Copies on Xbox 360

Titles with big budgets such as Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II are not the only games that rule Xbox 360 when it comes to sales. In fact, indie game like Minecraft can also compete.

Developed by Mojang, Minecraft is a game about “breaking and placing blocks”. It is where people can build structures to protect themselves against nocturnal monsters, and players can also work together to create “wonderful, imaginative things.” Also posted on the game’s official website:

It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a block ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea.

An indie game that was originally made for PC, Minecraft ported to Xbox 360 seven months ago. Since then, it was able to sold more than 4 million copies as of November 2012, with 40,000 to 60,000 copies sold every week.

Although the game doesn’t sport high-definition graphics, detailed lighting effects, and it didn’t cost millions of dollar to develop, it is still the third-most played game on Xbox LIVE. In fact, Gamasutra’s analysis and breakdown of Xbox LIVE Arcade sales for the month of November shows that only three other indie games were able to break the 1 million mark.

Xbox LIVE Arcade Leaderboard Statistics (October 29 – November 19)

  • Castle Crashers – 3,112,861
  • Counter Strike: GO – 284,256
  • Fruit Ninja Kinect – 1,432,626
  • Happy Wars – 1,154,145
  • Mark of the Ninja – 68,052
  • Minecraft Actual – 4,476,904
  • Rock Band Blitz – 150,400
  • Sonic Adventure 2 – 76,645
  • Spelunky – 54,520
  • Magic 2013 – 178,883

Based on the leaderboard, it is obvious that some games were not able to have the same success that Minecraft has as of the moment. It only goes to show that when a game is addictive enough and offers great value, it would be to pit against known Xbox games. It also tells developers that they should focus on the product and its users by providing solid mechanics, as well as fluid and bug-free experience.

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