AWARDED GAMES "Games of the Year Division"

Special Award

Special Award

General Description

Title Minecraft
Release PC : May 17, 2009
Price -
Platform Windows® / Windows 10 / Mac / Windows Phone / iOS /
Android / PlayStation®4 / PlayStation®3 / PlayStation®Vita /
XboxOne / Xbox 360®
Distributor -
Publisher Microsoft Studios
Developer Mojang
Copyright Mojang © 2009-2015. "Minecraft" is a trademark of Mojang AB

Reason for the Special Award

The selection committee granted the award to this work as it evaluates a big movement caused by this work (the number of users who upload play movies is largest) and the establishment of a sandbox game, a new game genre.

Work Introdution

"Minecraft" is a game enabling a player to arrange and destroy blocks to create "objects" based on free ideas.
Originally, the constructions are built for protection from monsters spawning at night.
With the evolution of the game, players can cooperate with each other to create beautiful and creative constructions.

Platforms supported by the game are Windows, Windows 10, Mac, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita.
There is a little difference between the two versions, but both of them have two game modes: creative and survival.
Both versions support mutiplays.
A player can build a wonderful building with his/her friends and enjoy an exciting adventure together.

Comment of the game producer

It is very grateful for us Mojang team that Minecraft receives the Special Award of the Japan Game Awards, which recognized our favorite Japanese games.
I am afraid it was difficult to purchase Minecraft in our rough web site.
It was very wonderful for Japanese fans to contribute to the creations in Minecraft!
Their brand new play styles and community spirits are really wonderful, too.
Thank you for your favor of pretty ugly features of Minecraft and finding new ways to enjoy the game.

We assigned priorities to the concentration on having users keep on enjoying Minecraft and responding to passions of users all over the world without losing our respect to users.
We have many plans for the future.
We are looking forward to sharing these plans with you in the near future.