Minecraft as a franchise refers to the many appearances of Minecraft characters or references through official games and media released by Mojang Studios.
Minecraft: Story Mode
Minecraft: Story Mode was an episodic point-and-click narrative-driven graphic adventure video game based on the sandbox video game Minecraft, released in October 2015 across multiple platforms with a Microsoft Store (Windows) release on December 16, 2015, a Wii U release on January 21, 2016, an Apple TV release on August 24, 2016, a Nintendo Switch release on August 22, 2017, and a Netflix release on November 27, 2018. The game was developed by Mojang Studios, the developer of Minecraft, in collaboration with Telltale Games. Music for the game was composed by Anadel, an atmospheric folk band based in California. The game follows the episodic format that Telltale Games has used for its previous titles, where player choices and actions have significant effects on later story elements. The game is discontinued as of June 25, 2019, due to the closure of Telltale Games on October 11, 2018.
Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two
Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two was an episodic point-and-click narrative-driven graphic adventure video game based on the sandbox video game Minecraft, released in July 2017 across multiple platforms, with a Nintendo Switch release on November 6, 2018. The game was developed by Mojang Studios, the developer of Minecraft, in collaboration with Telltale Games. Music for the game was composed by Anadel, an atmospheric folk band based in California. 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. The game is discontinued as of June 25, 2019, due to the closure of Telltale Games on October 11, 2018.
Minecraft Earth was a free-to-play augmented reality mobile game for iOS, iPadOS, and Android, based around building structures and collecting materials by traveling to real-life locations. Released worldwide on December 11, 2019 after a months-long closed beta, Minecraft Earth was discontinued on June 30, 2021, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as a factor.
Minecraft Dungeons is an action-adventure role-playing game developed by Mojang Studios, Xbox Game Studios and Double Eleven. It was released on May 26, 2020, for Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4, September 15, 2020, for Xbox Clould Gaming, on November 10, 2020, for the Xbox Series X|S, and on September 22, 2021, for Steam for Windows.
Minecraft Dungeons Arcade
Minecraft Hour of Code
The Minecraft Hour of Code web page lists 4 Minecraft games:
- Minecraft Adventurer
- Minecraft Designer
- Minecraft Hero's Journey
- Minecraft Voyage Aquatic
Minecraft: The Story of Mojang
Minecraft: The Story of Mojang is a 2012 documentary created by 2 Player Productions about the history and development of Mojang Studios. It was directed by Paul Owens and produced by Paul Levering, Peter De Bourcier and Burnie Burns, with additional funding given through a Kickstarter campaign. The movie was announced on February 21, 2011, was streamed on Xbox Live on December 22, 2012, and publicly released on other platforms, including The Pirate Bay, the next day.
Minecraft: The Movie
Minecraft: The Movie is an upcoming live-action Swedish-American film based on the video game Minecraft. It is being directed by Jared Hess from a screenplay by Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer, and is currently slated to be released on April 4, 2025 by Warner Bros. Pictures.
The Minecraft Official Novels are a series of novels for Minecraft. The novels are written by various authors.
Minecraft: Woodsword Chronicles
Minecraft: Woodsword Chronicles is a series of children's books written by Nick Eliopulos and illustrated by Luke Flowers, Alan Batson, and Chris Hill.
Minecraft: Stonesword Saga
Minecraft: Stonesword Saga is an ongoing series of children's books written by Nick Eliopulos and illustrated by Alan Batson and Chris Hill.
Minecraft: Ironsword Academy
Minecraft: Ironsword Academy is an upcoming series of children's books written by Caleb Zane Huett and illustrated by Alan Batson and Chris Hill.
Step into Reading series
Minecraft is a series of children's books written by Nick Eliopulos and illustrated by Alan Batson.
Mobs of Minecraft
Mobs of Minecraft is a series of children's books written by Christy Webster and illustrated by Alan Batson.
Minecraft: Builders & Biomes
Minecraft: Builders & Biomes is a board game published by Mojang Studios and Ravensburger. In the game, players explore the Overworld and build structures while defeating hostile mobs, with the goal being to score as many experience points as possible. Players are also allowed to collect blocks and weapons.
Minecraft: Heroes of the Village
Minecraft: Heroes of the Village is a board game published by Mojang Studios and Ravensburger. In the game, players work together to defend a village from an illager raid by constructing buildings in the village. Players are also able to collect blocks and fight mobs.
Minecraft: Portal Dash
Minecraft: Portal Dash is a board game published by Mojang Studios and Ravensburger. In the game, the player(s) attempt(s) to get to a nether portal to escape from the Nether. Players may also fight hostile mobs.
The Minecraft Mini-Series is an action/adventure animated web series based on Mojang Studios's Minecraft. The series is produced by Mojang Studios and Xbox Game Studios in collaboration with Atomic Cartoons and Mattel Creations, with Christopher Keenan serving as executive producer, and premiered on October 26, 2017, on the Mattel Action YouTube channel, with the final episode being released on May 10, 2018.
Dark Horse Comics series
Minecraft Card Game
The Minecraft Card Game is a card game published by Mojang Studios and Mattel Games. In the game, players "mine" resource cards so they can be used to "craft" craft cards, which in turn can be used to craft tools to collect points.
In December 2011, Mojang Studios submitted the concept of Minecraft merchandise to LEGO for the LEGO Ideas (then known as LEGO Cuusoo) program, from which it quickly received 10,000 votes by users, prompting LEGO to review the concept. On January 24, 2012, LEGO Ideas announced the concept was approved and they would develop sets based around Minecraft. In February 2012, the first LEGO Minecraft set of Micro World was showcased and made available for pre-order, with a release set for mid-2012.
The Official Minecraft Books are a series of guidebooks for Minecraft, written for new and inexperienced players while being high-quality enough for collectors.
Minecraft: Creeper Crunch
Minecraft: Creeper Crunch is a breakfast cereal that is produced by Kellogg's in the United States, consisting of pulverized oats flavored with cinnamon and "Creeper Bit" marshmallows molded into cubes.
Minecraft action figures
Mattel manufactures a series of Minecraft-themed action figures.