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
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 2015: World record for largest convention ever 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

Louis Dore
Saturday 04 July 2015 11:41
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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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