Valve Helps Indie Dev Get Rich

Minecraft is a neat little indie game that until this week had been getting by on word of mouth and forum recommendations. All that changed when Team Fortress 2 developers Valve gave the game a shout-out.

Since highlighting the game in a recent Team Fortress 2 blog update, sales of the game have gone through the roof; of just under 39,000 total sales since the game went on sale in 2009, over 3,000 of those have come in the past three days. At €10 a copy (around USD$13), that's a healthy week's pay for the game's creator and lone developer Markus Persson.

Of course, you don't have to pay to play Minecraft. You can also sign up for a "Classic" account and play the game's bare-bones mode for free, and you can do both those things from the link below.

[Minecraft, story via PC Gamer]


    I've been toyign with minecraft for a whiel now - it's really neat!

    Ok valve, now help NS2!

    I played Minecraft when it was in Alpha stage. I did not know it was this far along. I can see that I am going to be playing this all night, lol.

    checked out classic. what exactly do you do? there appeared to be nothing to do except did until you hit lava

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