The audience of Minecon 2015 in London have become Guiness World record holders today, as they form the largest convention in history for a single video game / Minecon/TwitchTV

73 countries were represented in the 10,000-strong audience of the convention, now in its fourth year, with some travelling from as far away as New Zealand

The audience of Minecon 2015 in London have become Guiness World record holders today, as they form the largest convention in history for a single video game.

73 countries were represented in the 10,000-strong audience of the convention, now in its fourth year, with some travelling from as far away as New Zealand.

A Guinness World Records representative was present at the opening ceremony to give the award to Mojang brand director, Lydia Winters.

The representative said: "The record you have received is for the largest convention for a single video game – that’s Minecon 2015: 10,000 tickets sold.

"All that’s left for me to say is that Minecon, you are officially amazing."

A United Nations representative was also present for a presentation, detailing how a UN programme 'Block by Block' uses Minecraft to teach children in developing countries about civic design.

The game was created in 2009 by Markus Persson, a gaming developer and founder of Mojang. He is better known by some players by his gaming name Notch.

In November 2014, Microsoft bought the game from Mojang for $2.5billion (£1.6billion) after Persson tweeted that he wanted to "move on with life" in June of that year.

Overall, the game has sold 70 million copies.

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