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Minecraft breaks 12 World Records

According to the 2015 edition of Guinness World Records: Gamer Edition, Minecraft has broken 12 records.

Some of them more impressive than others. It does show the impact this little game has had on games as a whole.

You can see the full list below:

  • *Longest Marathon on Minecraft: *24 hours and 10 minutes, by Austrian gamer Martin Fornleitner playing on a Sony Xperia Play handset.
  • *Best-Selling Indie Game: *Not including the console versions with big publishers, Mojang has sold 16,176,201 copies on PC and Mac. Mojang's website now says that number is over 18 million.
  • *Largest Indie Game Convention: *7500 people attended MineCon 2013.
  • *First Country Modeled at Full Scale in a Video Game: *Last year, the Danish Geodata Agency released a 1:1-scale recreation of Denmark. Yes, every building and feature of the 16,602 square mile country was accounted for. It includes four billion blocks.
  • *Largest Real-World Place Created in Minecraft: *The UK Ordinance Survey created a map of Britain and its islands using 22 million blocks to cover over 86,000 square miles of land. Each block represents 538 square feet.
  • *Most Concurrent Players in One Minecraft World: *2,622 players crammed into a server run by YouTube channel Yogscast.
  • *Most Popular Game Beta: *Over 10 million people played the beta between December 20, 2012, and November 18, 2011.
  • *Most Minecraft Snow Golems Built in One Minute: *70, accomplished by gamer Nachtigall Vaz.
  • *Most-Viewed Fan Film Based on a Video Game: *"'Revenge' -- A MinecraftParody of Usher's DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love -- Crafted Using Noteblocks" by YouTuber CaptainSparklez was viewed 139,888,399 times when it earned the record.
  • *Most-Downloaded Minecraft Project: *The Dropper, a mod in which you must fall through obstacles without hitting them, has been downloaded 1,145,546 times.
  • *Most-Played Xbox Live Game: *As of May last year, Minecraft Xbox 360 players have spend 1.75 billion hours (or 199,722 years), playing the game.
  • *Longest Journey in Minecraft: *Kurt J. Mac traveled 919,592 miles for charity in Minecraft's Survival mode.
    Source: IGN