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This article is about the first season of Minecraft: Story Mode. For the second season, see Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two.
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Minecraft: Story Mode

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We've worked closely with the amazing team at Mojang to ensure this story is a natural fit for the Minecraft world fans already know and love. As Jesse, players will steer their own path through a tale of adventure and survival; all brought to life by an all-star cast. Through Telltale's choice-based gameplay and a story spanning from the Nether to the Farlands, the End, and beyond, we can't wait for fans to experience this new take on the beloved world of Minecraft.

Kevin Bruner, CEO of Telltale Games[15]
Box art by Mojang Studios

Minecraft: Story Mode was an episodic point-and-click narrative-driven graphic adventure video game based on the sandbox game Minecraft, released in October 2015 across multiple platforms with a Windows (Microsoft Store) release on December 16, 2015, a Wii U release on January 21, 2016, an tvOS release on August 24, 2016, and a Nintendo Switch release on August 22, 2017.[16][17] The game was developed by Mojang Studios, the developer of Minecraft, in collaboration with Telltale Games.

In June 2018, Netflix and Telltale signed a partnership agreement, and the first season of the game Minecraft: Story Mode was announced to be released on Netflix on November 7, 2018.[18] Due to unknown reasons, the release date was pushed to November 27, 2018. That day, the first three episodes of the series were released and the last two episodes were released on December 5, 2018. Story Mode was removed from Netflix on December 5, 2022.[19]

Music for the game was composed by Anadel, an atmospheric folk band based in California.[20] The game follows the episodic format that Telltale has used for its previous titles, where player choices and actions have significant effects on later story elements.

A sequel, Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two, was released on July 11, 2017, featuring new storylines and characters.

On May 31, 2019, it was announced that Minecraft: Story Mode would no longer be supported following the closure of Telltale Games. The servers for Story Mode were discontinued on June 25, 2019, meaning that the episodes are no longer downloadable.[21] Despite being discontinued, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions are playable on the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 respectively via backward compatibility.[22]


Main page: Gameplay

Minecraft: Story Mode is an episodic point-and-click narrative-driven graphic adventure video game similar to Telltale's previous titles such as Tales from the Borderlands. The player is able to collect items, solve puzzles, and talk to non-player characters though conversation trees to learn about the story and determine what to do next. Like other Telltale Games, decisions that the player makes have an impact on story elements in future episodes.[23] However, unlike Telltale's previous games that carry more mature or emotional overtones including the death of major characters, Story Mode is known as a family-friendly title, so the decisions are still pivotal and emotional but do not involve mature imagery or themes.[23] Elements of crafting and building, central to Minecraft, are included in the gameplay, following a similar approach.[23] The game features combat and other action sequences, carried out through both quick time events similar to Telltale's other episodic games, and more arcade-like controls, such as steering around debris on a road.[24][25] The game also mixes new characters with original themes to make an entirely original Minecraft experience.


Jesse and his / her group of friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone; four adventurers who slayed an ender dragon. The Order are the very best at what they do: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect. While at EnderCon, Jesse and his / her friends discover that something is wrong... something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and they must set out on a journey to find The Order of the Stone if they are to save their world from oblivion.[15]


Spoiler warning
Spoiler warning! This section contains detailed information about Minecraft: Story Mode that may spoil your enjoyment of it. Read at your own risk!

Episode 1: The Order of the Stone

Episode 2: Assembly Required

Episode 3: The Last Place You Look

Episode 4: A Block and a Hard Place

Episode 5: Order Up!

Episode 6: A Portal to Mystery

Episode 7: Access Denied

Episode 8: A Journey's End?

Voice cast

Some characters in Story Mode (from left to right); Petra, Axel, Jesse, Olivia, Reuben and Lukas (in his original design)
In Story Mode, the player gets to choose the appearance of the main character, Jesse. The character can be either male or female and can also swap between varieties of clothing and skin tone.

Jesse and Friends

Order of the Stone members

Old Builder members

Other characters

Additional voices

  • Ashley Albert
  • Will Beckman
  • Katrina Carras
  • Shelly Shenoy
  • Arthur von Nagel


Box art for the Season Pass disc.

The interactive storytellers at Telltale are giving players the chance to explore their own unique interpretation of the Minecraft universe. They've crafted a story that follows the logic of Minecraft, but still manages to feel original. It's actually pretty funny too. And the pig is adorable.

Owen Jones[15]

The idea for Minecraft: Story Mode came around the end of 2012 when Telltale was engaged in work for Tales from the Borderlands, an episodic series based on the Borderlands series. The idea of developing stories around other established video game franchises led the team to brainstorm the idea for a Minecraft-related game, given that the game was essentially a "blank canvas" for storytelling, according to Job Stauffer, and would create an interesting challenge.[23] Telltale began negotiations with Mojang Studios at GDC 2013, and began work on the title shortly thereafter.[23] Stauffer noted that Microsoft's acquisition of Mojang Studios was not a factor in the game's development, as their interaction with Mojang Studios began well before Microsoft's offers.[23]

Telltale opted to create a new main character of Jesse for Minecraft: Story Mode instead of using the default "Steve" and "Alex" characters from Minecraft, feeling that they did not want to attempt to rewrite how players already saw these characters in the game.[32] Other primary characters in the game are loosely designed around archetypes of common player-characters for Minecraft, such as those who engage in building, fighting, or griefing other players.[33] The game does not attempt to provide any background for some concepts in Minecraft, such as the creepers, to avoid the various fan interpretations of such elements, though they will be elements of the game's story.[33]

Stauffer stated that the game's story was intended to be family-friendly, similar to The Goonies or Ghostbusters;[23] their intended content would be equivalent to a PG-13 or PEGI-12 rating.[33] A number of the voice actors are alumni of such films of the 1980s such as Corey Feldman who starred in The Goonies, and the game includes various references to these types of films.[33] Stauffer reflected that while Telltale's more recent games like The Walking Dead were more mature stories, their original adventure games like Sam & Max and Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People were written as family-friendly, and that they consider their approach to Story Mode as "part of our DNA". The story was written to be accessible both to existing players of Minecraft – both novice and advanced players – and to new audiences outside of the game.[23]

Minecraft: Story Mode was formally announced in December 2014 as a collaboration project between Mojang Studios and Telltale Games; the announcement was presented as an interactive adventure game named "Info Quest II".[34] Its first trailer was released during the MINECON convention in early July 2015. Telltale confirmed that they would release the game for the Wii U, representing the first time a Minecraft game has been released on a Nintendo platform.[23]

On August 24, 2015, Winters posted on Twitter (now X) that she had completed voiceover work for the game but didn't specify whether she voiced a character or did some narration for the game.[35]

On August 28, 2015, it was announced that the player will be able to choose the appearance of the main character, Jesse.[27]

On October 7, 2015, Anadel, an atmospheric folk band based in Napa, California, announced that they had composed the music for the game.[20]


The game is separated into five episodes, released in intervals between 2 weeks and 3 months.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release
1"The Order of the Stone"Dennis Lenart and Graham RossMichael Choung and Laura JacqminOctober 13, 2015[16]
2"Assembly Required"Jason LatinoJoshua Rubin, Eric Stirpe and Tim WilliamsOctober 27, 2015[36]
3"The Last Place You Look"Jonathan StauderMichael Choung, Laura Jacqmin, Eric Stirpe and Tim WilliamsNovember 24, 2015[37]
4"A Block and a Hard Place"Graham Ross and Rebekah Gamin-ArcovitchBrad Kane and Laura JacqminDecember 17, 2015
5"Order Up!"Jonathan StauderEric Stirpe and Tim WilliamsMarch 29, 2016[29]

Supplemental episodes

On March 22, 2016, Telltale Games announced that three episodes will be available throughout 2016 as downloadable content.[29] These episodes will not be available under the season pass and as such must be purchased separately.[38] In order to download these episodes, one must have at least one episode from the main series.[29]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release
6"A Portal to Mystery"[39]Sean ManningEric Stirpe and Tim WilliamsJune 7, 2016[31]
7"Access Denied"[39]Rebekah Gamin-Arcovitch and Jason PykeLuke McMullen and Eric StirpeJuly 26, 2016[30]
8"A Journey's End?"[39]Vahram Antonian[40]Eric Stirpe, Yale Hannon and Erica HarrellSeptember 13, 2016[2]


MINECON 2015 Trailer
Episode 1 - The Order of the Stone Trailer
Episode 2 - Assembly Required Trailer
Episode 3 - The Last Place You Look Trailer
Episode 4 - A Block and a Hard Place Trailer
Episode 5 - Order Up! Trailer
Episode 6 - A Portal to Mystery Trailer
Episode 7 - Access Denied Trailer
Episode 8 - A Journey's End? Trailer


There are 32 achievements in Story Mode (33 on PlayStation), worth 1,000 Gamerscore on Xbox and Windows (Microsoft Store).

IconAchievementIn-game descriptionActual requirements (If different)GamerscoreTrophy (PS)
AchievementSM1.pngNew Kid on the BlockComplete Chapter 1 of Episode 120GBronze
AchievementSM2.pngLeveraging ResourcesGet creative at the crafting tableMake a lever at a crafting table.Gold
AchievementSM3.pngSome Assembly RequiredComplete Chapter 2 of Episode 125GBronze
AchievementSM4.pngTo Catch a ThiefComplete Chapter 3 of Episode 130G
AchievementSM5.pngOut of the Frying Pan...Complete Chapter 4 of Episode 1Silver
AchievementSM6.pngSafety FirstComplete Chapter 5 of Episode 135G
AchievementSM7.pngThe Calm Before the StormComplete Chapter 6 of Episode 140G
AchievementSM8.pngNether Say DieComplete Chapter 1 of Episode 220GBronze
AchievementSM9.pngGriefer MadnessAcquire the GrieferBring Magnus back to the temple.25G
AchievementSM10.pngOccam's RazorAcquire the EngineerBring Ellegaard back to the temple.30G
AchievementSM11.pngNo Time to LoseComplete Chapter 4 of Episode 235GSilver
AchievementSM12.pngIn the Shadow of GiantsComplete Chapter 5 of Episode 240G
AchievementSM13.pngLeft BehindComplete Chapter 6 of Episode 250GGold
AchievementSM14.pngBack to the GrindComplete Chapter 1 of Episode 320GBronze
AchievementSM15.pngA World of Pure ImaginationComplete Chapter 2 of Episode 3
AchievementSM16.pngPretender ManComplete Chapter 3 of Episode 325G
AchievementSM17.pngWhen a Plan Comes TogetherComplete Chapter 4 of Episode 330GSilver
AchievementSM18.pngBlockbusterComplete Chapter 5 of Episode 3
AchievementSM19.pngOut With A BangComplete Chapter 6 of Episode 335G
AchievementSM20.pngThat's Some PigChew the fat with ReubenHave a conversation with Reuben.40GGold
AchievementSM21.pngDramatic TimingComplete Chapter 1 of Episode 420GBronze
AchievementSM22.pngIn a Land Far AwayComplete Chapter 2 of Episode 425G
AchievementSM23.pngIt Came From Outer SpaceComplete Chapter 3 of Episode 430GSilver
AchievementSM24.pngThe End of the LineComplete Chapter 4 of Episode 435G
AchievementSM25.pngFrom the Jaws of DefeatComplete Chapter 5 of Episode 440G
AchievementSM26.pngA New World OrderComplete Chapter 6 of Episode 450GGold
AchievementSM27.pngFinders KeepersComplete Chapter 1 of Episode 520GBronze
AchievementSM28.pngLosers WeepersComplete Chapter 2 of Episode 525G
AchievementSM29.pngFriends in High PlacesComplete Chapter 3 of Episode 530G
AchievementSM30.pngCastles in the SkyComplete Chapter 4 of Episode 535GSilver
AchievementSM31.pngOut of the BlueComplete Chapter 5 of Episode 540G
AchievementSM32.pngTo Boldly Go...Complete Chapter 6 of Episode 550GGold
AchievementSM33PS.pngChip Off the Old BlockEarn all trophiesN/APlatinum

Supplemental achievements

There are eighteen achievements available as downloadable content, worth 375 Gamerscore on Xbox and Windows (Microsoft Store).

IconAchievementIn-game descriptionGamerscoreTrophy (PS)
AchievementSMDLC1.pngInvitation to Die ForComplete Chapter 1 of Episode 610GBronze
AchievementSMDLC2.pngMr. SandmanComplete Chapter 2 of Episode 615G
AchievementSMDLC3.pngKiller InstinctsComplete Chapter 3 of Episode 620G
AchievementSMDLC4.pngThe Science of DeductionComplete Chapter 4 of Episode 6Silver
AchievementSMDLC5.pngFrom the AshesComplete Chapter 5 of Episode 630G
AchievementSMDLC6.pngElementary, My Dear Jesse.Complete Chapter 6 of Episode 6Gold
AchievementSMDLC7.pngFighting WordsComplete Chapter 1 of Episode 710GBronze
AchievementSMDLC8.pngMining for TroubleComplete Chapter 2 of Episode 715G
AchievementSMDLC9.pngTrust FallingComplete Chapter 3 of Episode 720G
AchievementSMDLC10.pngGhost in the MachineComplete Chapter 4 of Episode 7Silver
AchievementSMDLC11.pngBreaking and EnteringComplete Chapter 5 of Episode 730G
AchievementSMDLC12.pngOffline ModeComplete Chapter 6 of Episode 7Gold
AchievementSMDLC13.pngLet the Games BeginComplete Chapter 1 of Episode 810GBronze
AchievementSMDLC14.pngPlaying for KeepsComplete Chapter 2 of Episode 815G
AchievementSMDLC15.pngChallenge: AcceptedComplete Chapter 3 of Episode 820G
AchievementSMDLC16.pngThe Most Dangerous GameComplete Chapter 4 of Episode 8Silver
AchievementSMDLC17.pngGaming the SystemComplete Chapter 5 of Episode 830G
AchievementSMDLC18.pngTo the Victor Go the SpoilsComplete Chapter 6 of Episode 8Gold

System requirements

According to this page:

Minimum (Steam)

Minimum versionWindows XP SP3OS X Lion (10.7)
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo @ 2 GHz or equivalentIntel @ 2.3 GHz
Memory (RAM)3 GB or more4 GB or more
Storage space8 GB available space
Graphics driversAMD or NVIDIA card with 512 MB or more
DirectX version11 or higherN/A
Sound cardDirectX 11 or laterN/A
NotesNot recommended for Intel integrated graphics drivers.Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics, Mac mini, or early-generation MacBook models.

Recommended (Steam)

ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo @ 2.3 GHz or equivalent
Memory (RAM)4 GB or more
Graphics driversAMD or NVIDIA card with 1024 MB or more

Supported languages

According to the Steam page, the following languages are available in the game:

LanguagesInterfaceFull AudioSubtitles
European FrenchYesNoYes
European SpanishYesNoYes
Simplified ChineseYesNoYes
European PortugueseYesNoYes


Episode 1 - The Order of the Stone
Episode 2 - Assembly Required
Episode 3 - The Last Place You Look
Episode 4 - A Block and a Hard Place
Episode 5 - Order Up!
Episode 6 - A Portal to Mystery
Episode 7 - Access Denied

See also


  1. Credited as Owen Hill


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  2. abcd"'Minecraft: Story Mode' Episode 8: 'A Journey's End?' Lands September 13th"(archived) by Laura Perusco – Telltale Games News, Septmeber 7, 2016.
  3. Minecraft: Story Mode ESRB Rating
  4. Minecraft: Story Mode PEGI Rating
  5. Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 1 ACB Rating
  6. Minecraft: Store Mode on the App Store(archived)
  7. Minecraft: Story Mode on the Amazon Appstore(archived)
  8. Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 1 OFLC Rating
  9. Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 3 OFLC Rating
  10. Minecraft: Story Mode DEJUS rating
  11. Minecraft: Story Mode DEJUS rating for Xbox One
  12. Minecraft: Story Mode DEJUS rating from Microsoft
  13. Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adveture USK rating
  14. Minecraft Story Mode: The Complete Adventure Xbox One
  15. abcMinecraft: Story Mode Reveal Trailer and First Cast Details by Telltale Games; July 4, 2015
  16. ab"Premiere Dates Revealed for 'Minecraft: Story Mode'"(archived) by Laura Perusco – The Telltale Blog, Septmeber 16, 2015.
  17. "Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Game Details"(archived) – Nintendo.com.
  18. "Netflix to bring Minecraft: Story Mode to service - but not traditional games" by Nick Pino – Tech Radar, June 13, 2018.
  19. Source can be found here.
  20. abAnadel's official Facebook page
  21. "Important Minecraft: Story Mode Information" – Minecraft.net, May 31, 2019
  22. Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 1: The Order of the Stone | Xbox
  23. abcdefghi"Giving Minecraft a story" by Andrew Webster – The Verge, August 26, 2015.
  24. "PAX 2015: Minecraft Vet, Rookie Each Play Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode" by Jared Petty and Ryan McCafferty – IGN, August 28, 2015.
  25. "Minecraft: Story Mode: A chip off the old block" by Jeffrey Matulef – Eurogamer, September 9, 2015.
  26. abcdeMinecraft: Story Mode MINECON 2015 Panel
  27. ab"New Screenshots - 'Minecraft: Story Mode' Features Selectable Player Character"(archived) by Laura Perusco – The Telltale Blog, August 28, 2015.
  28. abcdef"Minecraft: Story Mode - New Trailer, Additional Cast Details, AND World Premiere Event"(archived) by Laura Perusco – The Telltale Blog, October 1, 2015.
  29. abcdef"Minecraft: Story Mode Returns for Episode 5 on March 29th, Three More Adventures Continuing in 2016"(archived) by Laura Perusco – The Telltale Blog, March 22, 2016.
  30. ab"'Minecraft: Story Mode' Episode 7 - 'Access Denied' Downloads July 26th"(archived) by Laura Perusco – The Telltale Blog, July 18, 2016.
  31. abcdef"Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 6 Arrives June 7th, Features Community Adventurers from YouTube"(archived) by Laura Perusco – The Telltale Blog, May 31, 2016.
  32. "Minecraft: Story Mode spin-off game announced by Mojang" by Keith Stuart – The Guardian, December 19, 2014.
  33. abcd"The unlikely creative relationship behind Minecraft: Story Mode" by Richard Moss – Gamasutra, October 9. 2015.
  34. "Telltale Games, Mojang Team Up for 'Minecraft: Story Mode'" by David Murphy – PCMag, December 18, 2014.
  35. "Just finished doing voiceover work for our @telltalegames Minecraft: Story Mode! I definitely want to do more of that. Who needs me? :)"@LydiaWinters (Lydia Winters) on X (formerly Twitter), August 24, 2015
  36. "‘Minecraft: Story Mode’ Now Available in Stores with Episode Two Ready for Download!"(archived) by Allen Ortega – The Telltale Blog, October 27, 2015.
  37. "'Minecraft: Story Mode' Episode 3 Arrives November 24th"(archived) by Laura Perusco – The Telltale Blog, November 19, 2015.
  38. "Story Mode Episode 5 incoming. Three more on the way"(archived) by Owen Jones – Mojang.com, March 22, 2016.
  39. abc"Y'all seen these yet? #StoryMode #ContinuingAdventuresOfTheNewOrderOfTheStone #ThatLastHashtagWasTooLong"@stirpicus on X (formerly Twitter), March 25, 2016
  40. "#StoryMode ep 8 is being directed by Vahram Antonian, who is a frigging beast."@stirpicus on X (formerly Twitter), August 8, 2016